Two new Russian lenses announced: TAIR-45 95mm f/2.3 and Rubinar 100mm f/2 lens


Shvabe Holding introduced new TAIR-45 and Rubinar manual focus lenses for portrait photography (M42 mount) at the International Industrial Exhibition Innoprom 2022 in Yekaterinburg:

  • TAIR-45 95mm f/2.3 lens
  • Rubinar 100mm f/2 lens

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Rostec presented unique lenses for professional artistic photography at Innoprom

July 08, 2022

The Shvabe holding of the Rostec State Corporation demonstrated a line of photographic lenses for portrait photography that has no analogues in Russia at the international industrial exhibition Innoprom in Yekaterinburg. One of the new products allows you to achieve a unique effect – twisted bokeh without violating the original frame proportions and maintaining high image clarity.

Visitors to the exposition of the joint stand of Rostec are presented with mechanical portrait lenses with manual aperture adjustment – TAIR-45 and Rubinar from the Lytkarino Optical Glass Plant (LZOS) of the Shvabe holding. Both novelties are adapted for installation on cameras with M42 thread.

The first model with a focal length of 95 mm and aperture of f/2.3 provides a unique twisted bokeh – a special blurred background while maintaining the proportions of the original frame and the clarity of the contours of the foreground. This effect makes the final image look like no other and creates a special feeling from the photo. The lens was developed on the basis of the optical scheme of the legendary optician David Volosov, who created video lenses for the Ostankino television center and the orientation system of the Soviet spacecraft Lunokhod.

“Shvabe products are famous equipment, the quality of which is appreciated not only in Russia, but also abroad. Since the times of the USSR, more than 15 million lenses of various classes and purposes have been produced at the production sites that are now part of the holding for professionals and photography enthusiasts around the world. A fresh example is the new blockbuster Batman, some of the scenes of which were filmed with classic lenses produced by our holding,” said Oleg Yevtushenko , Executive Director of Rostec .

The second novelty with a focal length of 100 mm and f/2 aperture helps to achieve high frame contrast, but with soft color tones. The model has no domestic counterparts and also allows you to get the bokeh effect, but already classic, in the form of regular and even highlights. Among the additional advantages of Rubinar is a compact size and an affordable price for this product segment.

“Thanks to modern technologies of casting and glass processing, it was possible to create optics of a qualitatively new level. At the same time, we focused on the artistic component. Due to the original optical scheme in the new products, it was possible to achieve a unique effect of a blurred background, which is especially appreciated in a creative environment. This technique is often used when creating portrait shots. Our lenses are perfect for these formats, but their use is not limited to this, ”said Alexander Ignatov , General Director of LZOS .

In addition to new photographic lenses from Lytkarino, the products of the Shvabe holding, presented at the joint stand of the Rostec State Corporation, include Zenit photographic optics – the Zenitar 2.8 / 60EA and Selena 1.9 / 58 models, as well as a smart metal detector, thermal imagers, a concentrator oxygen and other optical and optoelectronic developments.

Shvabe Holdingis part of the Rostec State Corporation and unites several dozen industrial facilities and research centers in 10 cities of Russia – today it is the core of the country’s optical industry. The Holding implements the entire cycle of creating high-tech optoelectronic equipment in the interests of civil industries, state and public security. At the end of 2021, the portfolio of intellectual property objects of the Holding amounted to 2597 units, the range of products – over six thousand items. Shvabe enterprises develop and mass-produce medical equipment, energy-saving lighting equipment, optical materials and scientific instruments. To date, hundreds of thousands of units of lighting equipment and tens of thousands of units of Shvabe medical equipment have been installed on the territory of the Russian Federation – these products operate in almost every city in the country. The geography of deliveries covers all regions of Russia and several dozen countries of the world.

Rostec State Corporation is the largest industrial company in Russia. 2022 marks the 15th anniversary of its founding. It unites about 800 scientific and industrial organizations in 60 regions of the country. The key areas of activity are aircraft manufacturing, radio electronics, medical technologies, innovative materials, etc. The corporation’s products are supplied to more than 100 countries around the world. Almost a third of the company’s revenue comes from the export of high-tech products.

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