Rostec relaunches astrophotography lens manufacturing

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Rostec relaunches astrophotography lens manufacturing
Rostec relaunches astrophotography lens manufacturing. Image source: YouTube

Shvabe holding company (part of Rostec) has resumed the manufacturing of MC Rubinar 10/1000 Macro, a telephoto camera lens for close-up, landscape, architectural and sports photography. It is particularly popular with amateur astronomers as it can capture clear images of the lunar surface, stars and planets of the Solar System.

The manufacturing of MC Rubinar 10/1000 Macro was launched at Shvabe’s Lytkarino Optical Glass Factory (LZOS). Fifty items have already been produced and another fifty will become available on the market in the second half of 2019. These lenses are compatible with the majority of reflex and non-reflex cameras and are offered by offline and online photo equipment stores.

“We have relaunched Rubinar, a lens that has been legendary since the Soviet times, at a new level. Modern-day photo equipment is made on digital facilities with advanced technologies for the processing of optical and mechanical parts. Given Rubinar’s excellent quality we anticipate high demand both in Russia and beyond. Putting in place manufacturing facilities like these is part of Rostec’s strategy that aims at large-scale diversification and at growing the share of civil-purpose products to 50% by 2025,” said Oleg Yevtushenko, Rostec’s Executive Director.

Compared to other Rubinar products, the 10/1000 is distinguished by its compactness, light weight and high image quality. With its technical specifications, this classic lens caters to the needs of both amateur and professional photographers.

Shvabe Holding is part of State Corporation Rostec and brings together several dozens of organizations that make up the core of the optical industry in Russia. The Holding enterprises provide the whole cycle of creation of new optoelectronic and laser technology in the interests of national defence, state and public security, and for civil industries. At their production sites, innovative optoelectronic and laser systems for the Armed Forces of the Russian Federation, as well as the systems of Earth aerospace monitoring and remote sensing, optical materials, medical equipment, scientific tools and energy saving lighting are developed and serially produced. The portfolio of intellectual property is 1886 units and the range of products exceeds 6500 units. Shvabe products are delivered to all regions of Russia and exported to 95 countries of the world. Today representative offices of the Holding are located in China, Germany, Switzerland and Belarus.

Rostec State Corporationis a Russian corporation established in 2007 to promote the development, production and export of high-tech industrial products designed for civil and military applications. The Corporation comprises over 700 organizations that are currently part of eleven holding companies operating in the military-industrial complex and three holding companies working in civilian industry, as well as over 80 directly managed organizations. Rostec’s portfolio includes well-known brands such as AVTOVAZ, KAMAZ, Kalashnikov Concern, Russian Helicopters, VSMPO AVISMA, UralVagonZavod, etc. Rostec companies are located in 60 constituent entities of the Russian Federation and supply products to more than 100 countries. The consolidated revenue of Rostec in 2017 amounted to RUB 1 trillion 589 billion rubles, while the consolidated net income and EBITDA amounted to 121 and 305 billion rubles, correspondingly. In 2017 the average salary in the Corporation was 46.8 thousand rubles. According to Rostec’s strategy, the main objective of the Corporation is to ensure that Russia has a technological advantage in highly competitive global markets. Rostec’s key objectives include the introduction of a new techno-economic paradigm and digitalization of Russian economy.

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