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Showcase Jupiter 9 85mm f/2.0

Discussion in 'Adapted Lens Sample Image Showcase' started by Pinko, Jan 20, 2011.

  1. Pinko

    Pinko New to Mu-43

    Nov 3, 2010
    It is a real shame there is no thread on this lens - so here is one:
    All pictures taken with LTM (M39 - silver version) and E-P1
    1. P41743262.
    2. P41743202.
    3. P8147140.
    4. P41742632.
    5. P9127867.
    6. P8147227.

    I have posted these pictures on other forums, but as I said, this fine lens theserve thread here.
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  2. apicius9

    apicius9 Mu-43 Veteran Subscribing Member

    Feb 1, 2010
    Philadelphia, PA
    That's cruel, I just sold mine ;)  Nice pictures, I like the lens but I just had too many around that same length.

  3. Stephen Geis

    Stephen Geis Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 13, 2010
    Charlotte, NC
    Whoops - wrong forum - moving to the Jupiter 8 50mm f/2 forum
  4. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    From a black LTM version



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  5. aria

    aria Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 9, 2010
    Rome, Italy
    m39 silver

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/7208878310/" title="test jupiter 9 m39 di stefano aria, su Flickr"> View attachment 208902 "500" height="375" alt="test jupiter 9 m39"></a>

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/tokaplanet/7208379130/" title="jupiter 9 85mm ƒ2 di stefano aria, su Flickr"> 7208379130_b925cb8663. "500" height="410" alt="jupiter 9 85mm ƒ2"></a>
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  6. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    Trying out the Jupiter 9 85mm f2

    These shots were all taken wide open, or nearly wide open, after a rain shower. I've got the lens on a trial basis. What do you think? Keep it or not? The shots are jpegs pretty much straight from the camera, with only a bit of sharpening. I'll post photos below.
  7. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
  8. MichaelJC

    MichaelJC Mu-43 Regular

    No no! I just bought a 90. Don't make me buy an 85 as well! :smile: Great shots all of them but I especially love the one with the sun on the top edge of the frame
  9. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    The risks of low contrast and flaring when shooting wide open

    I shot a few experimental photos with the Jupiter-9 85mm to see what people were talking about when they said you had to be careful shooting in bright conditions.

    This dreadful first shot shows what you can expect if you shoot wide open with the Jupiter-9 toward a bright light source.

    Stopping down about 1 1/2 stops (the lens doesn't have f stops that click), got me this much more pleasing rendering.

    So the Jupiter can get good results. You just have to think before you shoot and not assume it will handle extreme conditions like a modern, multi-coated lens would. In fact, I took plenty of washed out photos toward the sun in the mid-afternoon light. I'd have posted them, but have already thrown those failures away.

    Even under more forgiving lighting, I sometimes find that I want to perk up the image a bit with a little sharpening and by moving the black slider in a bit in post production. (I found a nice explanation of the issue, and a good review of the Jupiter-9 here: Jupiter 8 on Micro Four Thirds Review | NICO-FOTO).
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  10. F1L1P

    F1L1P Mu-43 Veteran

    Jan 2, 2010
    It seems your white balance is quite off to the colder side.

    I have an impression my Helios is sharper and displays better contrast wide open than your copy of Jupiter lens.

    Here's what I'd do on second one:
    contrast cca 20% up, brightness cca 20% down, gamma correction to 0,90 + white balance to warm side.

    If you have an opportunity, I recommend you try Helios lens and see how it behaves ;) 

    I'd even boost contrast on your flower (YMMV):
    [​IMG] -> [​IMG]
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  11. mbbinvt

    mbbinvt Mu-43 Regular

    Mar 28, 2012
    Thanks for the suggested changes in post production. Is that in Lightroom?

    I've had occasional trouble with the WB with this lens. Changing one stop can make the color temperature dramatically cooler or warmer. Perhaps the Olympus' auto WB is having trouble interpreting the scene. Has anyone heard of this symptoms with other lenses or is this just my copy that does this?

    Also, can anyone suggest a better lens in the 75-90mm range for the money? This one cost $220. One nice thing about the Jupiter is the narrow DoF at f2 and thereabouts.
  12. amalric


    Jul 24, 2012
    Rome. Italy
    I love the jupiter 9

    I am only experimenting, but I am thrilled:

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amalric/6862451200/" title="P3203517 by amalric, on Flickr"> 6862451200_3304f0550a_z. "640" height="480" alt="P3203517"></a>

    What I discovered is that it definitely needs a hood if only you are shooting close to the Sun.

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/amalric/7008590943/" title="P3203619 by amalric, on Flickr"> 7008590943_04f628ee07_z. "640" height="480" alt="P3203619"></a>


    Flickr: amalric's Photostream
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  13. Laurentiu Cristofor

    Laurentiu Cristofor Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2012
    Some more shots from the LTM version. Took it today to the cars :) 







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  14. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010
    Lovely cars. I have the M42 version and love it to bits. Incredibly sharp once you've left the f2 portrait zone.
  15. chasm

    chasm Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 2, 2010

    Shot at f5.6, subject was running towards the camera at the time!
    DMC-G3    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/640s    ISO 160
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  16. Serhan

    Serhan Mu-43 Top Veteran

    May 7, 2011
    E-P1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/3s    ISO 100

    E-P1    ---    0mm    f/1.0    1/60s    ISO 1600
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  17. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
    I was looking for an earlier rangerfinder version of this lens and finally got it a few days ago. Hopefully I will be able to do some shooting outside on the weekend, but for now I just compared it to Zuiko 45mm in my appartment.

    This is a human sized bear. Tried to have the same framing thus had to step back with Jupiter-9 (now it seems that I steped a bit too far with Jupiter-9).

    Jupiter-9 test 01 by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    No correction was done to the images. I am really surprised that Jupiter-9 renders colors almost in the same way Zuiko does. Most of the legacy primes I tried were low contrast muted colors compared to native lenses (escpecially wide open). Jupiter-9 sample has a higher iso though in order to have a faster shutter speed. As you can see Jupiter-9 is pretty sharp wide open and there is no soft effect at all. Bokeh is very similar, but the longer lens makes things larger on the background. This will be a great portait lens.

    This one is a bokeh test. I tried to have the same framing but unfortunatelly there was not enough room to step back with Jupiter-9. But still, I was very close.

    Jupiter-9 test 02 by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    Of course, for a telephoto lens Jupiter-9 will have much nicer background blur.

    And this is how it looks adapted on OM-D:

    Jupiter 9 + OM-D by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    I know some people think that Jupiter-9 is a hit and miss. I also have seen many Jupiter-9 lenses that were very soft wide open with a glowing soft effect. But those are mostly the latter versions. If you want a decent sample - get the one from the late 50-s early 60-s. Look for a silver rangefinder version from KMZ. Avoid LZOS factory.
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  18. AdamSF

    AdamSF Shutterbugger

    Oct 13, 2013
    San Francisco, CA
    I just got mine. I really like it! Man, it's pretty heavy, though. I'll take a walk with it tomorrow. The outside isn't as nice as Yevgen's, above, but it's very nice inside. Focus is smooth. The aperture contra is a little loose. Can I tighten it up? How? Here're some informal test shots, taken on an E-M5:
    f/2, 1/13 second, ISO 1600

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11002894305/" title="Test 1 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 11002894305_d20a06c71a_o. "1000" height="753" alt="Test 1"></a>

    f/2.8, 1/250, ISO 1600

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11003055204/" title="Test 2 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 11003055204_943408b307_o. "1000" height="913" alt="Test 2"></a>

    f/2.8, 1/200, ISO 1600

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11003114143/" title="Test 3 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 11003114143_5b4f930f26_o. "808" height="1000" alt="Test 3"></a>

    f/2.8, 1/250, ISO 1600

    <a href="http://www.flickr.com/photos/50689195@N02/11002895895/" title="Test 4 by aweiss.sf, on Flickr"> 11002895895_28bf07161c_o. "671" height="1000" alt="Test 4"></a>
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  19. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
    Congratulations, your lens is very good. In Ukraine there are workshops that can fix anything you want in your lens. For example, my lens is very tight in contrary as it had never been used and I am giving it to a workshop so that they lube it. I am sure they can tighten the aperture or anything else. Perhaps there are workshops like that near your place.

    Sent from my iPhone using Mu-43 mobile app
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  20. Dramaturg

    Dramaturg Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 7, 2013
    I got a chance to do a few test shots with my Jupiter-9. Unfortunately the weather wasn't good and my wife didn't want to be in pictures. Anyway, I did a few tries. Don't judge me on aesthetics of the shots :)  All pictures shot wide open.

    These are a few shots to show how bokeh looks like in portraiture:

    Two generations by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    If look at the bokeh circles you realize that they are very soft and creamy, not-busy, very similar to the ones that contemporary lenses produce. Latter versions of Jupiter-9 produce more busy bokeh with rigid circles.

    Jupiter-9 Portrait by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

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    Natasha &amp; Dominique by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    Bokeh is very creamy.

    View attachment 328596
    Jupiter-9 Bokeh by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    Full body portraits also look nice. Just look how shallow the DOF for the full body portraits.

    View attachment 328597
    Jupiter-9 Full Body Portrait by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr

    Natasha by Yevgen Shatalov, on Flickr
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