The Shvabe holding, part of the Rostec State Corporation, presented a pair of new mechanical lenses with manual aperture adjustment at the Innoprom exhibition in Yekaterinburg. These are the TAIR-45 and Rubinar models manufactured by the Lytkarino Optical Glass Plant (LZOS). Both novelties are adapted for installation on cameras with M42 threaded connection.
The first 95mm F/2.3 model delivers swirling bokeh—a particularly blurred background while maintaining the proportions of the original frame and sharp foreground contours.
The second model, with a 100mm focal length and f/2 aperture, helps achieve high frame contrast but with soft color tones. Bokeh is already classic, in the form of regular and even highlights.
“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. Just for these formats, our lenses are great, but their use is not limited to this. ”– Alexander Ignatov, General Director of LZOS, commented on the news.