1967 Jupiter-3 on the EP2

Brian S

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This is a "back-hack" lens, left over from converting a Sonnar to Leica mount.

So the J-3 optics gets made into Contax mount. Then into an Amedeo Adapter, onto the EP2 via Leica M adapter.

Wide-Open



At F4:



F1.5:



F4


The ZOMZ J-3's are a bit softer than the earlier KMZ J-3's, at least in my experience. This 1967 J-3 is perfect glass, and is better than many 1960s J-3's that I have used.
 

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Brian,
Very nice. The J's have a certain way of drawing that is unmatched by other lenses. Not that they are the best...but they just translate light like no other. I love what you do with them...
Don
 

Kosta

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Those photos are brilliant! I really like the results you are getting!
Where did you get a lens like that?
 

Brian S

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J-3's are available on Ebay, go anywhere from $50 to $200, depending on the year and condition. This one was in the $70 range. The most popular these days are the Leica Thread Mount version, but they are made to a slightly different standard focal length than what the Leica is calibrated for. So, as Joe Friday knows, I modify them to work with a Leica. That step is not required for a u43 camera.
 

Brian S

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very nice! I had one of those at one time. Nice not having to collimate lenses for an EVIL camera, eh?
My mission in the photographic world is to make J-3's work with RF's. Or at least yank the optics out and replace them with Zeiss glass....
 
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