Shhhhhh, any Jupiter people out there?

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Streetshooter, May 17, 2010.

  1. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Any one using the Russian Jupiter lenses? I love my old 1962 Jupiter 8 50mm f2.
    Just wondering.....
     
  2. Charles2

    Charles2 Mu-43 Regular

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    May 17, 2010
    Problem is where the seller is (or where I, buyer, am!)

    Considered Jupiters when searching eBay for Yashica / Contax lenses, but was reluctant to buy from Ukrainian and Russian sellers for shipment to United States.
     
  3. Krang

    Krang Mu-43 Veteran

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    Feb 19, 2010
    I have the Jupiter 61 50mm f2.8. Mostly used it with my FED 2 though…

    I like the build, even though I allways try to focus with the aperture ring, which is in the front of the lens.
     
  4. goldenlight

    goldenlight Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Jan 30, 2010
    Essex
    Real Name:
    John
    I must get an adapter - I've got a Jupiter 11a (135mm f4 with 12 aperture blades) in the loft!
     
  5. OzRay

    OzRay Mu-43 Legend Charter Member

    Jan 29, 2010
    South Gippsland, Australia
    Real Name:
    Ray, not Oz
    Always wondered about them, but never been game to order.

    Cheers

    Ray
     
  6. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    1962 Jupiter 8 50mm f2 on Pen2
    Both shot through dirty auto glass.....
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    Same

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  7. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    i have a russian? 50 f2 no click stops ...very tiny and a pleasant little lens in chrome

    its my smallest fast lens and just ok open , but has a nice rendition

    i think its a jupiter but the letters are cyrillic
     
  8. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Cosina, is there a number next to the letters?
    It's probably a Jupiter, very common but much better than the price ya pay for them.
    I got my 1st one in Nam after I dropped my M4 and 50 Cron in a rice paddy. A pro shooter cleaned my camera but the lens was shot, he gave me the Jupiter 8 to use and I never got it back to him. I always hated it on film but on the Pens...it's magical.....
    I prefer it to the Cron because it doesn't have the snap of the Leica glass but it renders beautifully.....
     
  9. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    1956 KMZ J-3 (5cm F1.5) on the Leica M8, modified for close-focus to 0.8m.

    Wide-Open at F1.5.

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    This lens is on the M8 more than any other lens I have.

    But don't worry- I have a couple for the EP2.
     
  10. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Brian, it's like the lens paints, not draws like regular lenses....
     
  11. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    It's a faithful version of the German Sonnar.

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    Which I also have-

    Uncoated 1937 CZJ Sonnar 5cm F1.5, modified to Leica mount using a J-3 focus mount.

    The EP2 just arrived, and I have a Leica M-Mount adapter on the way. I have Four J-3's in Leica Mount, and Four German Sonnars in Leica Mount, two of those I adapted.
     
  12. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    There's something about the way the lens renders light that just blows me away.
    You'll love it on the Pen.....it's like a small M8...sorry but more enjoyable.....
     
  13. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    heres a pic

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  14. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Yessir, That there is a classic Jupiter 8 50mm f2.
    The 1st 2 digits of the serial # are the year of production...
    all this verified by my Russian Wife. She knows all and tells me all the time...

    You have a real gem there my friend....

    This starts a madhouse for me. I got the Pen1 on release last July and refused to use any adapted glass on it. Well, I needed a real tele for a portrait so I got a LTM adapter....big mistake.........all the old glass is calling......

    Shooter....shooter....let's go out and play.....
     
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  15. Charles2

    Charles2 Mu-43 Regular

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  16. Streetshooter

    Streetshooter Administrator Emeritus Subscribing Member Charter Member

    Dec 15, 2009
    Phila, Pa USA
    Юпитер на ручке 2
    Jupiter on Pen 2 Tanya's Russian Keyboard...
     
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  17. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    The Chrome J-8 shown will focus "ever-so-slightly" closer than the other versions. It probably came with an earlier Zorki 4.
     
  18. cosinaphile

    cosinaphile Mu-43 All-Pro Charter Member

    Dec 26, 2009
    new york city
    thanks shooter and charles for the info

    my lens is engraved : No 6061997


    which i gather was made in 1960 ......... that cool to know, and adds a little history to this charming and tiny lens.

    women are from venus.. men are from mars..... and apparently my lens is from jupiter!
     
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  19. adi10times

    adi10times Mu-43 Regular

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    Apr 24, 2010
    Bandung, Indonesia
    Real Name:
    Michael Adi P.
    Hi
    Anyone uses Kiev/Contax mount lens on m4/3?
    I have Jupiter-8 and Helios-103 for Kiev rangefinder. They're pretty good wide open using film. I couldn't find the adapter on Ebay.

    Thanks in advance.
     
  20. Brian S

    Brian S Mu-43 Top Veteran Charter Member

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    Apr 11, 2009
    There are adapters, they are not cheap. I believe Amedeo will make one. Some allow use of the external mount lenses, you need one that has a helical built into it for the internal mount lenses.

    I use an M-Mount to u4/3, then the Contax to M-Mount for mine.