Telear-H 3.5/200 Review
Telear-H 3.5/200 is a fast telephoto lens (russian name “Телеар-Н 3.5/200”). Made in USSR. Produced on the Kiev factory “Arsenal” from 1985. Letter “H” means that the lens is compatible with Nikon F Ai mount.
Some copies came with a M42 screw mount, it needs to be established, instead of the Nikon F bayonet screw.
The lens has an optical design consisting of 5 elements.
Telear-H 3.5/200 Specs:
Focal length: 200 mm
Aperture: f/ 3.5 — f/ 22
Weight (gr/oz): 700 / 24,7
Length (mm/in): 145 / 5,7
Filter Ø (mm.): 62
Aperture blades: 8
Min. Focus distance (m.): 1.6
Telear-H 3.5/200 Handling and Mechanics
The lens is well assembled and sits perfectly on the camera. It has a good long-diameter-weight combination. It also has a built-in hood.
Focusing ring rotates 270 degrees, allowing you to focus well. But this does not prevent slips on the aperture f/ 3.5. Personally, I found it difficult to get into focus due to the narrow depth of field.
Telear-H 3.5/200 Sample Photos
All samples takin on Nikon D3100 Camera. RAW export without post processing.
Telear-H 3.5/200 Sharpness
At wide open picture is soft, for portraits. Good sharpness appears from aperture f / 8.
Telear-H 3.5/200 Character and Bokeh
The large aperture well blurs background. But bokeh is nothing special.
Telear-H 3.5/200 Contrast and Color Rendering
The lens is multi coated, but like all Soviet lenses, afraid of the backlight. And even a built-in hood does not help.
f/ 16 backlit sample
In general, if the shot does not let backlite and side light, have a pleasant colors. But skin tones require adjustment.
This is my first manual telephoto lens. Therefore, due to lack of experience it was difficult using. I did not stay long it. Soon after I sold it and pictures from it have not much.