Jupiter 3 in monochrome

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by KS11, Jun 12, 2013.

  1. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    The Jupiter 3 is a m39/ltm/l39 mount copied lens design from CZ's 50mm 1.5 Sonnar. It has a nice soft glow and wonderful bokeh shot wide open at 1.5 (it appears to not be coated, so there is little to no contrast without PP) the aperture ring has no click stops so i have to always check to see what it is if it accidentally gets knocked about. stopping down sharpens the image noticeably and cuts down on glare. it's a lovely lens to use compared to other 1.4 lens I have. this classic design has a signature that is perfect for portraits shooting.

    if you like this lens, you can also get a canon version or if (at 4 times the price) and a Carl Zeiss one (also $$$$$). the jupiter 3 is also expensive because of this association, but you can find some under 300$ if you're lucky.

    All shot on my EP3 with monochrome filter.

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  2. rhoydotp

    rhoydotp Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Toronto, Ont
    i love the 2nd photo. it looks like it came from an old National Geographic magazine :thumbup:
  3. KS11

    KS11 Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 31, 2011
    Busan/Hong Kong
    thanks! believe it or not, the focus was spot on, but at 1.5 there's that glow you can see in the pictures whether you like it or not.
  4. RnR

    RnR Mu-43 All-Pro

    Sep 25, 2011
    Brisbane, Australia
  5. qoo77

    qoo77 Mu-43 Regular

    Jan 25, 2013
    love the pics!
  6. adi10times

    adi10times Mu-43 Regular

    Apr 24, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Michael Adi P.
    Beautiful pictures
    Soft is nice, it's more like film, like it :smile:

    I used to have a J-3 but it's Kiev/Contax mount, I didn't find an adapter for it
  7. sokar

    sokar Mu-43 Veteran

    Nov 30, 2011
    Definitely has a film look about the finished product
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