Showcase KMZ Tair 11A 135mm f/2.8

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One thing to know about this lens: Not all F adapters are equal. Some are ever-so slightly deeper than others and not capable of allowing the lens to focus at infinity.
The standard attachment was M42. There are several adapters on the market to mount it on a camera.
Much rarer is the lens I got...
The M 42 attachment is fixed with 3 screws to the barrel. There are Nikon F bajonetts available. You simply remove the three screws and remove the M42 thread. Put the Nikon bajonett to the lens barrel and refit the three screws. In this way no adapter will be used and you can focus to infinity without problems.

There is a Dandelion chip attached to my lens that includes a working focus trap and shows the lens data.

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The standard attachment was M42. There are several adapters on the market to mount it on a camera.
Much rarer is the lens I got...
The M 42 attachment is fixed with 3 screws to the barrel. There are Nikon F bajonetts available. You simply remove the three screws and remove the M42 thread. Put the Nikon bajonett to the lens barrel and refit the three screws. In this way no adapter will be used and you can focus to infinity without problems.

There is a Dandelion chip attached to my lens that includes a working focus trap and shows the lens data.

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Klaus
Neither of the ones I showed were M42. They were both T-mount.
 

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Birds in flight...
and in the rain
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Wow these look great, looks like a winner. BTW my old Nikkor 135mm F2.8 is very good as well if someone does not want to chip a lens. I have used it on my new D850 and with focus peaking it does amazingly well, but 20 diaphragm blades sound very tempting!
Owning both, here's a sample of the bokeh of both:

Nikkor @ 2.8:

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Tair @ 2.8:

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But.... when you stop down:

Nikkor at f/11:

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And the Tair at f/11:

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100% crops, Nikkor:

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Tair:

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See how much better the OOF lights are with the Tair?
 
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I shot some poppies last Thursday...
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Beautiful, Klaus!
Would you be interested in me adding some samples on a non-Nikon body?
(when I ever get around to processing them :))
I have a m42 version of this lens I use on a sony A7ii.
Since this is after all a Nikon oriented forum, I thought I'd ask first.
 

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Beautiful, Klaus!
Would you be interested in me adding some samples on a non-Nikon body?
(when I ever get around to processing them :))
I have a m42 version of this lens I use on a sony A7ii.
Since this is after all a Nikon oriented forum, I thought I'd ask first.
For sure Bart.
I'm always interested in your master pieces... :):):)

And Bart, there are some people around here shooting with other brands ;)

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:) Hm... No pressure. :)
Thanks for the compliment, Klaus!

I know the Café is brand agnostic but I thought a Showcase thread might be an exception.

I have a set from an arboretum, magnolias and camellias but I still need to select and process them.
 
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I finally got around to processing my Tair images 🙂

A first selection:
(don't be surprised if some of these show up in the b&w forum as well :))

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PS The Exif info states f/2.8 but that's just because the lens is defined with the focal length and the maximum aperture in the sony a7ii.
The actual aperture used is not communicated between the lens (m42) and the camera.
The shutter time might give an indication of the aperture used though.
 
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Next set from the arboretum:

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Seen and shot while mewing the lawn...

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All pictures were shot in the evening against the settling sun.

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Klaus
 

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Some more with this gem...

Langenargen in the evening
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