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PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 3:00 pm    Post subject: Tair-11 collection Reply with quote


As far as I know, my Tair-11 collection is now completed (I'm not counting the Tair-11 silver variations for exakta or other mounts). So it's a good occasion to remember all the different versions. Sorry photo is not great.

From bottom to top, left to right :
Tair-11 silver (000596) : First version for photography, for M39 zenit cameras. It received the Gran Prix at Brussels universal exposition in 1958.
Tair-11-2 (030579) : Second version for photography, was shortly produced at the end of 60's. It was a modification of the Tair-11 with black paint and M42 mount (that's why the "-2"). Looks like it was mainly export version.
Tair-11T (000033) : TV version of the Tair-11, was produced for studio TV camera KT-27. Since it's not a photo lens, it does not have preset ring. Was produced in low quantity, and in specific mount.
Tair-11K (860005) : Cine version based on the Tair-11A. It has OST mount, so it was design for Konvas 35mm pro camera. No preset ring.
Tair-11A (760842) : Third and last generation of Tair-11 for photography. It was produced with new "A" interchangeable mount. It allowed the use on M42 camera, M39 camera, Nikon mount camera, and K mount (looks like, but I have never seen KP A/K mount).
Tair-11 black block (000581) : Looks to be the first generation of cine Tair-11. I don't know if it was made before the silver Tair-11 (it might be). It has not preset ring. The Tair-3 was also produced in such shape.

PostPosted: Thu Mar 29, 2018 6:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

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Congrats Pierre, wonderful collection you got!!

PostPosted: Fri Mar 30, 2018 6:57 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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strange detail the aperture numbers of 000581?

PostPosted: Sun Apr 01, 2018 1:21 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes, I'm not sure 100% yet what was the purpose of this version.

PostPosted: Tue Apr 17, 2018 8:45 am    Post subject: Reply with quote


my own Tair-11 133/2,8 is s/n 003743 and from its "Pasport", it was made/inspected on April 24th, 1963.

The lens barrel, bears the black-enamelled, engraved inscription:

Брюссель 1958