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TAIR-3 Grand Prix Brussels 1958 4.5/300mm
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 1:53 pm    Post subject: TAIR-3 Grand Prix Brussels 1958 4.5/300mm Reply with quote

In a topic about 300mm, I spoke about this lens.
I think it's worth a specific topic, so that people can find him more easily with the search facility. Smile
Shots taken in May 2009.

This is not a Sniper model, this is an old black Grand Prix Brussels 1958.
Serial number : 003034. I read that numbers beginning by 00 were prototypes.
Wide open (f4.5) it is soft. But over 5.6, i was very pleased.


Here are some samples :
Please, notice that they were all shot handheld and that it is quite heavy... Shocked




2 pics from a test i made to compare long lenses.



Butterfly beauty




some flowers to finish




Last edited by Olivier on Tue Oct 14, 2014 8:47 am; edited 2 times in total


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:29 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Olivier,

wow - what a lens.

Thats really sharp. Congrats for your find !

regards Wink


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

congrats! not only sharp, but seems free of CA too


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 2:54 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I love this lens. Congrats! Mike


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:10 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

woo-hoo! color close-ups are wonderful. get that rascal a tripod or monopod ...


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 3:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey congrats ! Little younger brother my all time favorite too, it is sharp even at wide open.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That lens produces superb results!!! Very sharp with great color and contrast. It's better than many prime lenses i have seen!!!


PostPosted: Wed Feb 03, 2010 4:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks Rolf, Poilu, Mike, Fish, Attila, Andy. Smile
That's a good find for sure, and it's very smooth to use.
It was fun when I tried it for proxi photo. I never had this idea before till I read Bryan Peterson who likes to use things for what they're not supposed to do. Laughing

Fish, it's difficult to find him a tripod as the screw doesn't fit standard ones. Confused

When I look back at those pics shot in may 2009, I am eager to return to sunshine, flowers and spring.