My new vintage Russian tank by atchoo

My new vintage Russian tank

This morning my new vintage Russian tank finally arrived from Moscow… It's a Tair-11 2.8/133mm lens, M39 adapted to M42 schrew mount and a whopping 20 iris blades... It's a rather rare lens to find - especially in such good condition, so I'm thrilled to finally be holding it in my hands.

This lens was made by the Russian KMZ factory (Krasnogorsky Zavod) in Krasnogorsk near Moscow in the late 1950/early 1960 (based on the serial number). It weighs 564 grams, so it feels quite heavy - especially when mounted on my micro four thirds mirrorless...
The Tair name is derived from the Al-tair (Arabic) star (aka Alpha Aquilae) without the article "al" - there was an inside Soviet tradition of giving space related names for the optics (Sirius, Orion, Helios, Jupiter, etc...).

I'm really looking forward to getting to know this lens :-)

Gear used: Olympus OM-D E-M5 + Olympus MMF-3 Four Thirds adapter + Olympus Zuiko f3.5/35mm Macro.
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