Set 4 Standard Silver (without painting & oval diaphragm) lens for PL mount. 37 mm Mir 1B, 58 mm Helios 44-2, 85 mm Jupiter 9, 135 mm Tair 11A.
This set include:
- 37 mm / F2.8 – Mir 1B
- 58 mm / F2 – Helios 44-2
- 85 mm / F2 – Jupiter 9
- 135 mm / F2.8 – Tair 11A
These lenses have been developed and tested in conjunction with British Cinematographer/Director Andy Lee who is using them to shoot his new feature film.
This set include:
- Lens mount: PL
- Frame Size: 24×36 mm
- FULL FRAME
- Focal length: 37 mm, 58 mm, 85 mm, 135 mm
- The lens can be used with all cameras with PL mount
- This item include hoods, front and rear caps
37 mm / F2.8 – Mir 1B
Lens MIR 1B 2.8/37
- Focal length: 37mm
- Diaphragm: F2.8-F16
The MIR 1B 2.8/37 lens is very small and compact, on the lens there are three control rings. The focus ring has a pronounced similarity with the nut due to the sharp edges.
In 1958, Mir-1 (under M39) won the Grand Prix at the World Exhibition in Brussels, and in 1959, Mir-1 was awarded the Diploma of the 2nd degree of the Exhibition of Economic Achievements of the USSR. The lens was copied with Carl Zeiss Jena Flektogon 35mm F2.8.
Features of the MIR 1B 2.8/37:
- Like any other old Soviet lens – MIR 1B 2.8/37 is made of glass and metal, because it will serve for a very long time, but with a neat treatment – forever.
- The MIR 1B 2.8/37 lens perfectly fits both the full frame and the crocheted cameras and other smaller formats. This is important, because many lovers of Soviet optics use it on the crocheted digital SLR and mirrorless cameras, and after the upgrade to the full format they will be able to continue using this lens.
- The lens has a diaphragm preset ring. An irreplaceable thing for manual lenses.
- Interesting wide-angle lens with good sharpness and softness of the picture.
- The MIR 1B 2.8/37 lens is really sharp, but the picture is soft, which is quite a big rarity. The lens becomes very sharp at 5.6, keeps the side and back light, which is important for photographing landscapes.
58 mm / F2 – Helios 44-2
Lens HELIOS 44-2 2/58
- Focal Length: 58mm
- Diaphragm: F2
The HELIOS 44-2 2/58 lens has a diaphragm preset ring. With it, you can select one of the fixed values: F / 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16. Unlike the preset ring, the diaphragm setting ring rotates smoothly and with it you can set any intermediate value. The smooth motion of the diaphragm setting ring is useful when shooting video. The diaphragm consists of 8 petals, which form a hole in the form of regular polyhedra.
The focus ring rotates 270 degrees, the stroke of the ring is smooth. Manual hitting is quite convenient. During focusing, the front lens does not rotate, only the frame rim is elongated.
In the center of the image, the lens is sharp enough even on F / 2.0. On the closed diaphragms, the edges and corners of the image come to normal. Like other lenses of the HELIOS-44 family, version 44-2 spins the background (the legendary “twisted bokeh” of helios). Such a lens can be an excellent find.
Lens HELIOS 44-2 2/58 – one of the most common lenses of the HELIOS 44 series. The mass production of such lenses did not go for the benefit of image quality. The lens can and should be used for any creative ideas. On the crooked cameras it can serve as a good portrait lens.
85 mm / F2 – Jupiter 9
Lens JUPITER 9 2/85
- Focal Length: 86mm
- Diaphragm: F2
The optical circuit of JUPITER 9 2/85 was copied with Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/85. The JUPITER 9 2/85 lens is solidly assembled – all made of metal and glass. The focus ring rotates smoothly. During focusing, the front lens does not rotate, but the frame rims forward. The focus ring rotates 270 degrees. During focusing, the entire lens unit moves. The minimum focusing distance is 80 cm. The maximum ratio for macro photography is 1: 7.3. The lens can use standard filters with a diameter of 49 mm.
The lens has an installation ring and a diaphragm preset ring. The installation ring can take one of the following fixed values: F / 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 16. The preset ring rotates smoothly and with its help you can set any value of the number F. The aperture consists of 15 petals already.
On the open diaphragm, the lens lacks any sharpness and contrast, which can be skillfully applied to create portraits. At the aperture of F / 5.6 JUPITER 9 2/85 gives normal sharpness.
Features of the JUPITER 9 2/85 lens:
- A large maximum F / 2.0 aperture and a focal length of 85 mm make it easy to control the depth of the sharply-imaged space.
- The lens is quite heavy.
- The aperture consists of 15 petals and is ideal for shooting portraits, giving an even bokeh. Also, in creating an excellent bokeh helps an excellent Sonnar scheme for 7 elements in 3 groups.
Lens JUPITER 9 2/85 – a lens with a strong soft effect on a fully open aperture. From the aperture of F / 2.8, the lens significantly increases its sharpness. Can serve as an interesting creative lens, in particular for creating portraits.
135 mm / F2.8 – Tair 11A
Tair-11A is an excellent portrait lens. Very interesting with its image, a 20-petal diaphragm and a combination of aperture and focal length.
Tair-11 A is a high-speed fixed telephoto with a focal length of 135mm and a maximum aperture of F2.8. It is considered one of the best Soviet portrait lenses.
Focal length of 135mm and aperture F / 2.8 allow you to very well control the depth of field and easy to photograph with a blurred background. Blurred background is often very important in portrait photography.
As it is supposed to a solid Soviet lens, Tair-11A is made of metal and glass – nothing superfluous, but it adds to the lens a huge weight of 600 grams. In 1958, at the exhibition in Brussels, Tair-11 was awarded the highest award – “Grand Prix”.
Features of the Tair-11A 2.8 / 135:
- The aperture of F / 2.8 and 135mm of focal length is the strength of Tair-11A. For the portrait, this feature is indispensable, since it allows you to select a person in the photo and remove the back and foreground, focusing on the person.
- The large focal length of the lens allows you to use Tair-11 as a TV, and the TV opens completely different horizons of photography than standard lenses. The peculiarity of Tair-11A is that when focusing on the sharpness within 1.5-1.2 meters, it greatly approximates the image, thereby increasing the focal length.
- Circular diaphragm – the number of diaphragm blades is 20 (twenty) shares, which is a very good indicator for shooting with the right circles in the blur zone. What kind of diaphragm you do not install – you get an even, round bokeh without any deviations.
- The quality of the pictures is simply excellent, the lens is quite sharp, but at the same time it is soft for portraits. Bokeh lens is often compared with the most glorious lenses. Blur is quite unusual, soft, plastic.
- Weight – the weight is large and plays the role of stabilizer of jitter. At such a large focal length, the exposure should be at least 1/135 seconds.
- The advantage of the replaceable shank is simply irreplaceable, which makes it possible to use a lens with different systems (bayonets) without problems.
- The lens is suitable for full-frame cameras.
- The focus ring of the lens rotates 360 degrees, which makes the focus on the focus very soft and smooth.
- The lens has a diaphragm preset ring. The aperture has no fixed values and can be set to any intermediate value.