TAIR-11 13.3cm f/2.8 vintage telephoto s/n 017992 – 20 blades of aperture!


Vintage portrait prime lens

20 blades of aperture

Beautiful film-like images

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Vintage TAIR-11 13.3cm f/2.8 lens


TAIR-11 is a premium portrait lens with outstanding image quality.

Tair-11 is consistently voted as one of the best Soviet portrait lenses, in line with Helios-40.

Twenty(20!) aperture blades are quite unique – the form circular opening on any aperture, which translates into beautiful bokeh.


This is early silver version with focal length of 13.3cm(133mm) and maximum aperture of 2.8. It is m39 Zenit Thread Mount lens, which comes with m39 to m42 step up ring, effectively becomes m42 screw mount lens.


Condition of the lens s/n 017992: good to very good.

Lens barrel has signs of normal use/age(see photos).
Glass is clean and clear, no fungus, no haze.
No scratches, just few light wipe marks/some internal dust particles may be present, but nothing to affect the image quality.

Mechanics are good, lens focuses smoothly.

Aperture blades are clean from oil.


Comes with both lens caps, m39 to m42 adapter ring, in it’s faux leather case.



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