Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 Lens Test Video

Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 Lens Test Video

Here is yet another video from Mario Suze giving us a detailed look at Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 prime lens. Tair is an old, but very solid and very unusual Russian lens. I have two of these myself and although I haven’t tested them yet, this video really makes me want to have a ago at it. Not only does it produce some very impressive, film-like shots with Canon 5D MKII , but also has some very impressive specs:

20 Blade Circular Aperture (Can there be any more blades in a lens?)

330 Degree Focus Rotation (This is close to 360 found on Cine lenses, great for manual focusing)

Step-less Aperture Adjustment (Another feature usually found only on Cine lenses, no better way to adjust your aperture)

Solid Metal Construction weighting just over 600g (don’t you just love solid metal lenses, I know I do!)

It certainly is a very impressive lens. I think that it would compliment a very popular Helios 44-2 58mm lens very well which sports some similar specs. I really love Russian lenses, Helios 44-2 being my favorite and Helios 135mm f/2.8 being my favorite 135mm lens. Maybe once I try this Tair it will find a regular place in my kit bag.

Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 prime lens
Click to find this lens on Ebay

I try my best to make this website a great resource people interested in vintage lenses for video use, so I hope you’ve enjoyed this post and it will help you save some money on your future lens investments. I’ve joined the ebay partnership program to help me run this website and fund my monthly lens giveaways, so if you found this post useful and would like to help me produce more similar content, please use the links in this post if you’re planning to buy one of these lenses or use this link if you want to buy anything else on eBay. You will not be spending a penny more using these links, while still helping me as I will get a small percentage from any purchase or successful bid you make. A win-win solution for everyone!

4 Responses to Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8 Lens Test Video

  1. Hi
    I am looking to buy a MIR-1 37mm f/2.8, HELIOS-44-2 58mm f/2 and a INDUSTAR 69 LENS 2.8/28mm my question is will they work on my Nikon DSLR with a M39-Nikon and M42-Nikon adapters. Are these adapters called and Fmount, NON-AI or AI. Asking this as i am a bit confused and heard that NON-AI lenses damage the body where as AI lenses dont

Leave a Comment

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.