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carstenw
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p.1 #1 · p.1 #1 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


How about a thread for the very interesting lenses from Eastern Europe, up to the Urals?

These are from a (new) Helios 40-2, an 85mm f/1.5 lens I received for Christmas (cross-posted):

All are wide open. Nothing here is critically sharp, so Otus-lovers can look the other way, but everything is IMO sufficiently sharp... The one of me is pretty much at MFD.

























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Jan 11, 2014 at 04:13 PM
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p.1 #2 · p.1 #2 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


One more:








Jan 11, 2014 at 04:14 PM
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p.1 #3 · p.1 #3 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Would love to see the results of a Jupiter 9 on the A7/r...


Jan 11, 2014 at 04:48 PM
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p.1 #4 · p.1 #4 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Jupiter-9 on the Leica M8. Focal length modified to focus across full range.

Jan 11, 2014 at 05:20 PM
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p.1 #5 · p.1 #5 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Jupiter-3 on the m Monochrom, wide-open.

Jan 11, 2014 at 05:21 PM
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p.1 #6 · p.1 #6 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Jupiter-8, modified for 0.65m close-focus.

Wide-open, on the Leica M9. A Blustery Day.

Jan 11, 2014 at 05:25 PM
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p.1 #7 · p.1 #7 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Industar 61 52mm f/2.8


Taken with OM-D and induster 61 - 53mm f2.8 by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr


Helios


Car by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



Jan 11, 2014 at 05:30 PM
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p.1 #8 · p.1 #8 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Is eBay my only source for a Jupiter 3?


Jan 11, 2014 at 05:31 PM
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p.1 #9 · p.1 #9 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


ken.vs.ryu wrote:
Is eBay my only source for a Jupiter 3?



No Idea Ken. I've got all mine from junk shops

Jupiter 8 on EM-5



P9030001 by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr




P9030007 by JuliandeCourcy, on Flickr



Jan 11, 2014 at 05:42 PM
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p.1 #10 · p.1 #10 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


If you can find a Jupiter-3 from a camera forum that has been tested- best to go that way. The marketplace here, Leicaplace.com, rangefinderforum.com, getdpi.com.

The Jupiter-3 is made to the Zeiss Spec, and usually needs to be adjusted for a Leica. Even with a mirrorless camera, often needs to be adjusted to focus to infinity. It's not hard, but these lenses can be a can of worms. A forum member sent me a 1950 J-3 to work on, focus was WAY off. Someone had cemented it into the focus mount- most likely used JB-Weld. Usually not that bad, but Ebay and Russian lenses can be a crap-shoot.

1956 KMZ J-3, wide-open on the M Monochrom.

Jan 11, 2014 at 05:56 PM
 

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p.1 #11 · p.1 #11 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Any chance of posting shots of these lenses?

Helios 40-2:








Jan 11, 2014 at 06:06 PM
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p.1 #12 · p.1 #12 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


the only good Valdai J-3 that I've used. Out of 10 or so.

Jan 11, 2014 at 07:12 PM
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p.1 #13 · p.1 #13 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Wide-Open on the M Monochrom

Jan 11, 2014 at 07:14 PM
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p.1 #14 · p.1 #14 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


It was way off when received, the helical had to be repositioned in the mount.

Jan 11, 2014 at 07:16 PM
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p.1 #15 · p.1 #15 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Memorize that trapezoid Logo- "KMZ", the best.

J-12, 1952- with 1943 German Glass in it, the Biogon SN was stamped in the rear fixture. Shimmed for the Leica. Not bad for $55....

Jan 11, 2014 at 07:19 PM
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p.1 #16 · p.1 #16 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


J-12, wide-open on the M8.

Jan 11, 2014 at 07:21 PM
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p.1 #17 · p.1 #17 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Helios 44-2...







Jan 11, 2014 at 07:22 PM
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p.1 #18 · p.1 #18 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


ken.vs.ryu wrote:
Is eBay my only source for a Jupiter 3?


i got mine from adorama a couple years ago:


























carstenw wrote:
Any chance of posting shots of these lenses?









Jan 11, 2014 at 10:35 PM
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p.1 #19 · p.1 #19 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


Wow, it's tiny! Interesting rendering, very different from the usual stuff around here.


Jan 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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p.1 #20 · p.1 #20 · East-bloc Lenses (Russian, Ukranian, ...)


are contax mount jupiter-3s better quality?


Jan 11, 2014 at 10:42 PM
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