Lenses Granit-11 were produced at the Kiev plant "Arsenal", had several options. The article presents a version without multi-enlightenment, with a classic M42 thread. Relatively common Soviet zoom. So much so that in the Russian Federation at the time of this writing, there are only 50 proposals for Avito. You can find lenses with the letter "H" in the name, as well as under the name Arsat. Letter - "N" means "Nikon". Granit-11 80-200 for the review was provided by Vladimir Yekimovsky, for which special thanks to him.

Granite-11 - for cameras with M42 threaded connection. This lens is installed on modern SLR and mirrorless cameras through the appropriate adapter. Read the article about adapters.

Lens Granite 11 80-200 4.5

Lens diagram Granit-11 80-200

Granit 11 80 200 4.5 shema bol


Technical characteristics Granit-11 80-200

  • Focal Length: 80-200 mm
  • Field of view: 30-12 °
  • Frame size: 24 × 36 mm
  • Number of lenses / groups: 11/9
  • Working segment - 44; 45,5; 46,5 mm depending on shank
  • Relative Hole: 1: 4,5
  • Aperture scale limits: 1: 4,5–1: 22
  • Number of aperture blades: 6
  • Iris Adjustment: Fixed.
  • Aperture preset: yes

Granite-11 80-200 / 4.5 in operation

Lens Granite 11 80-200 4.5

Granite-11 \ Arsat metal, heavy. It looks kondy, with the hood extended, evokes the feeling of some kind of pribluda for self-defense. The look of this crap is so brutal. Focal length 80-200 mm, maximum open diaphragm f / 4.5 over the entire focal length range. The focal length is tempting to shoot portraits of all kinds. Lens Granit 11 80-200 4.5 example of a photo at open aperture

Lens Granit 11 80-200 4.5 example of a photo at open aperture

Case and build quality

The body and appearance are the trump card of the lens. A very interesting peasant peasant look, despite the fact that the lenses have long gone out of the definition of "Youth" according to the age catalog of the Ministry of Health. By the way, closer to retirement age, these things will still look cheerful and cool, unlike you and me. No backlash was found during operation, the mechanics work out clearly. The lens required lubrication, as the old one, objectively, had dried out. Because of this, slight jamming and squeaks were observed when changing the focal length. There is a shallow retractable hood.

Lens Granite 11 80-200 4.5


MDF one and a half meters. Focusing is carried out by the first ribbed ring after the hood, focusing assumes accuracy due to the shallow depth of field, therefore the focusing ring has a rotation of about 360 degrees (almost 2,5 girth). I did not find a DOF calculator on the case (depth of field scale in accordance with the set aperture and focusing range).

Lens Granite 11 80-200 4.5


The diaphragm has six lobes, it has a preset and an automatic closing mechanism with a pusher. In modern cameras, this kind of automatic machine is absent; you can use the real aperture value in the "Manual" drive mode. The switch of aperture values ​​is interesting - it is made not in the form of a traditional ring, but in the form of a lever. It is convenient for them to switch values ​​with their index finger, without looking up from the viewfinder when shooting.


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4 comments on “Granit-11 80-200 f/4.5. Review, sample photos»
  1. I shoot Granite11H on Nikon. Satisfied with him. Not nearly worse than foreign ones. In photography for more than half a century. It all depends on which hands the camera is in.

    Alexander B. Member of the Union of Journalists of the USSR.

  2. I don’t understand just one thing, why most of the examples of photos are the same in reviews for different lenses. On Jupiter, then on some kind of Japanese 135 ku and now on granite 11.

    1. It happens that you have to shoot with three lenses on one camera in the same places, since lenses are provided for only a couple of days. The project is given free time from the daily hustle and bustle, and between "lack of content" and "some content" I choose the latter.

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