Some review with a film camera well a unique feature of the Tair 11 series is the twenty aperture blades, far more than many modern lenses. Produced by KMZ Krasnogorsk Mechanical Works. The 1958 world fair in Brussels not only gave us the Atomium, but also Grand Prix Brussels 1958 lenses.
It also gave us the Kometa, KMZ’s specially built hypermodern rangefinder camera in the league of Leica’s M3, of which two prototypes were taken to Brussels that vanished soon thereafter, but that’s a different story.
At least three Russian optics could boast the award: the MIR-1 37mm f/2.8, the Tair-11 133mm f/2.8, and the Tair-3 300mm f/4.5. I don’t know if those were the only lenses to receive the Grand Prix, or even if the Grand Prix was a rare honor, but this is all I got from my superficial investigation.
Cons: Min. focus distance 1.2m, a little difficult to handle…
Its not perfect but “Sharpness is a bourgeois concept” ― Henri Cartier-Bresson
The gallery shots were made with the PAN F PLUS at ISO 50 is the slowest of the Ilford films, but when image quality, fine detail and lack of grain are more important than film speed, Pan F plus excels. And I developed it with some higher contrast.