jupiter 8 50mm F/2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by BrorSvensson, Apr 25, 2015.

  1. BrorSvensson

    BrorSvensson TalkEmount Regular

    Feb 6, 2015
    Im looking for a general walk around lens for my nex 7 and this lens seems really apealing.
    Any thoughts on the performance?
  2. dixeyk

    dixeyk TalkEmount All-Pro

    Jun 18, 2012
    Bellingham . WA
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    I used the Jupiter 8 with my NEX 5n for a bit. Being a RF lens it's very compact but the MFD is pretty long. If you want a compact walk about lens I would be inclined to look at an Olympus Pen-F 38/1.8 instead.
  3. sven karma

    sven karma TalkEmount Rookie

    Oct 5, 2016
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    mark evans
    I got mine attached to a Bessa R but personally I prefer it on an A5100 at 75. Black KMZ copy, 1976 vintage. It has sold me on clickless aperture, also having the aperture ring at the front. Wide open in low light it's kinda meh - at f2 a sparkly ornament on the mantelpiece was entirely devoid of said sparkle, but it does have a something that keeps me using it:

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  4. soeren

    soeren TalkEmount Top Veteran

    Dec 12, 2014
    N├Žstved, Denmark
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    I find it a bit long for a walk around lens but i like it's rendering.

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  5. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2015
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    I use my Jupiter 8 on my A7ii/A7Rii...

    Alif @ Park.
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  6. NickCyprus

    NickCyprus Super Moderator

    Oct 11, 2012
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    I kinda spot white sand and palm trees, tropical environment, in the background!!! I'm Jealous :D
  7. Mus Aziz

    Mus Aziz TalkEmount Veteran

    Sep 3, 2015
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    Nick NickCyprus it can be humid and uncomfortable too...;)
  8. Reciprocity Failure

    Reciprocity Failure TalkEmount Regular

    Dec 25, 2015
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    I like my Jupiter 8 too. Its a sharp, compact and crazy-inexpensive little lens. Works well on my film cameras too.