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fotomachi

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The Jupiter-8 was made with LTM and with Kiev/Contax mount.
Let's reserve this thread for the Kiev/Contax versions :)

The next image was made with an Arsenal-assembled Jupiter-8 5cm f/2 П from 1955.

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You can read my newest blog entry about this particular lens.
It also makes part of my "Conversation with my spouse"-project.​
 

Bugleone

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Can you post some shots of the mount? The Contax mount is unusual in that the standard (50mm) lenses do not have focussing rings,...the focus is adjusted on teh camera,...all the other lenses DO have their own focus rings. How do you focus these 50's?
 

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Lens: ZK Zorki 5cm f/2 (ЗК Зоркий) for Kiev/Contax
Camera: NEX-5

My blog entry: >> click here <<

This is a fine vintage lens, but it has its defects...
The colours are not really good, especially not for landscapes.
For portraits the colours are OK.
It's more a B/W-type of lens.
That is, however, my subjective opinion ;)


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NEX-5 + ZK Zorki 5cm f/2 (ISO200, f/11, 1/250s)


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f/22 - flare test


Out-of-focus rendering (pictures taken at minimum focussing distance):
f-stops: f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

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I think the build quality of older lenses is amazing. When you pick up a modern lens it feels too plasticky!

Having bought the NEX 7 I'm really pleased as it enables me to start trying out some fantastic legacy lenses at a reasonable price! Funnily enough, I didn't consider this benefit when deciding to buy the camera and it's only by reading this forum that has got me started. The first lens I'm after is the Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 135mm F3.5.
 

Dioptrick

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I think the build quality of older lenses is amazing. When you pick up a modern lens it feels too plasticky!

Having bought the NEX 7 I'm really pleased as it enables me to start trying out some fantastic legacy lenses at a reasonable price! Funnily enough, I didn't consider this benefit when deciding to buy the camera and it's only by reading this forum that has got me started...
Same here!

I expected my NEX-5N to be just a step up from compact cameras. The main reason I bought it is because of it's size as I no longer wanted to lug around bulky DSLR bodies and lenses. I had just purchased the Panasonic mirror-less but changed my mind at the very last minute when I noticed that the NEX had a 16mm wide angle (which was the deal maker for me). I had no idea how good the NEX sensor was at the time, so I'm glad I got it instead.

These days, my native lenses hardly get a chance on my 5N, lol... this 'legacy lens thing' is so much more fun :eek:
 

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The "problem" is that so many lenses fit if you have the right adapter...

I'm personally very fond of Russian lenses, this for two reasons: I am a history buff and those Russian optics have a lot to tell; and secondly, the rendering of the images. The Kiev/Contax mount lenses are still reasonably priced because adapters are expensive, but I wouldn't wait another year anymore... Last week, I saw a Helios-103 including adapter for NEX offered for €50...
 

Bolampau

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The "problem" is that so many lenses fit if you have the right adapter...

but I wouldn't wait another year anymore... Last week, I saw a Helios-103 including adapter for NEX offered for €50...
I've got a horrible feeling that it's already getting too late to find bargains on eBay. As I mentioned, I've been after that Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 135mm F3.5 but gave up when the bidding got to £186....too rich for my pocket!
Cheers,
Paul
 

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I've got a horrible feeling that it's already getting too late to find bargains on eBay. As I mentioned, I've been after that Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar MC 135mm F3.5 but gave up when the bidding got to £186....too rich for my pocket!
Cheers,
Paul
You can still find bargains on ebay, but not for the items that everybody wants. The lens that you are looking for is on everybody's "I want" list ;)
 

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