The 300mm f/4.5 Tair-33

1080 video with the Tair-33

This particular lens was made for the Salyut and Kiev 88 cameras. There is a rare adapter from Salyut to EF that sometimes shows up on Ebay. A cheaper alternative would be a Salyut to P6 adapter ring followed by a P6 to EF lens adapter. With that option, the lens could be used on a Pentacon Six film camera or a Canon DSLR.

A solid, well constructed lens made in 1966.

A solid, well constructed lens made in 1966.

The serial number on this particular lens begins with “66” which means it was manufactured in 1966. It’s well constructed and probably spent most of the last 50 years inside it’s leather case. Salyut and Kiev 88 are different from the Pentacon 6 and Kiev 88 CM lens mounts in that the former set uses a threaded mount and the later set uses a bayonet mount resembling the Praktina mount on a larger scale.

Salyut, Pentacon 6 (P6) and Praktina lens mounts

Salyut, Pentacon 6 (P6) and Praktina lens mounts

The lens has a tripod socket although you may need a 3/8″ to 1/4″ adapter bushing.