GM1 + Jupiter-8 (LSM)

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by hinting, Jan 2, 2014.

  1. hinting

    hinting Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 13, 2012
    Jupitar-8 on GM1 is a good balance on size and weight. The leica screw mount 50mm lens is equal to a 100mm at 35mm terms, which is a wonderful portiart lens. It is a F2.0 lens that is bright and fast, in a similar range to the M.Zuiko 45mm F1.8 but it is a very different analog lens.
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    My copy is cost AU$10 at a garage sale, manufactured in 1962, indicated by the serial number on the lens. It was in rough shape so I gave it a little clean. The aperture ring is stepless and the focus ring is smooth and dampen, while it feels loose.

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    The Sonnar copy produce warm saturated colours, with wonderful grow where the subject is illuminated. 9 rounded blades aperture created round bokeh in the out of focus area. My copy exhibits paint brush stroke like highlights, which is very interesting.

    There is a soft grow that lower the contrast on the image, which is an advantage for digital files and for manipulation in raw development. It disappear between F8 and F11, so in practical terms it is the inherited character of the lens. I love the analong character, but this is definitely not a lens for high resolution sharp landscapes.

    _5000561LR by hintingphoto, on Flickr
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  2. Ulfric M Douglas

    Ulfric M Douglas Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Mar 6, 2010
    A silver one from 1962? It really looks earlier.
    I just have black ones from the 1970s.

    I absolutely need my viewfinders to focus these.
  3. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 14, 2013
    Interesting strap configuration on your camera. How does it fit your hand?
  4. alex66

    alex66 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jul 23, 2010
    The Juliter 8 is for the money an absolute bargain, though I prefer to use it on an RF body it makes a great portrait lens on the m43 bodies. I also have an FSU collapsable lens that is rather good too, I don't think either cost more than £10 with a body too.
  5. hinting

    hinting Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 13, 2012
    finger loop

    It is a watch band that I double looped with a black elastic head elastic band on the ring. A finger strap.

    it is used with one or two fingers, very secured instead on a grip. I have been using this with a em5, gx7 and typically a detachable shoulder strap attached to the tripod hole.

    I hate the d-rings with the horrible noise.
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  6. hinting

    hinting Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 13, 2012
    I like magnified view for focusing, and viewfinder only needed with harsh daylight. I wish the gm1 has in body stablisation. The jupiter 8 can be used with 1/10s with the quiet shutter. 1/5s will be pushing luck on the success rate.
  7. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 14, 2013
    Hey! That's a cool idea. I have never heard of it before. I use a diy wrist strap but I am definitely going to try it too. Thanks!
  8. stargate

    stargate Mu-43 Regular

    Aug 14, 2013
    I tried it and it is very convenient indeed. Adding a carabiner to it enables it to be used as part of a sling strap also. Perfect!
  9. hinting

    hinting Mu-43 Rookie

    Aug 13, 2012
    It is good for most compact cameras. I don't have enough watch bands, so I use a carabiner directly in place of the watch band too, as it is on my EM5 without grip.

    Not sufficient for bigger grip camara like G6, GH3 or EM1.
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