Tair (lens)

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Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 lens for the M42 lens mount.

Tair is the name of a series of prime lenses manufactured by KMZ in the Soviet Union.

Tair 11[edit]

A Tair 11 lens mounted on a Canon EOS 1Ds
A Tair 11A. The lens is notable for having 20 aperture blades.

The Tair 11 series have a focal length of 135mm with a maximum aperture of f/2.8.[1] Variants include the Tair 11A for the M42 lens mount and the original Tair 11 for the M39 lens mount. The Tair 11-T is a "Technical" or "Television" for cinecamera or surveillance.The Tair 11-2 is an M42 lens with a focal length of 133mm.[2] A unique feature of the Tair 11 series is the twenty aperture blades,[3] far more than many modern lenses.

Tair 3[edit]

Photosniper 12S with Tair 3 lens mounted

The Tair 3 is a 300mm f/4.5 telephoto lens.[4] Like many other Tair lenses, it uses the M39/M42 lens mount. Although these are mostly black coloured lenses, there exist some very rare light grey ones manufactured earlier.[5] The lens enjoys a reputation of having excellent image quality


  1. ^ "USSR Photo". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  2. ^ "USSR Photo". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  3. ^ "Pentax Forums reviews". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  4. ^ "Tobi's Camera Page". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 
  5. ^ "Hin's Tech Corner". Retrieved 2010-10-16. 

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