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Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 Lens

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Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 lens

Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 lens

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Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 MTF Chart

Optical design

Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 optical design

Format: 35mm rangefinder

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: Contax I-III (CRM), M39 Leica screw-mount (LSM)

First year of production: 1948

Optical design: 6 elements in 3 groups. Analog Carl Zeiss Sonnar 1:2/5 cm

User reviews (5)

Photos (42)

Tests (1)

Owners (71)

Views (42363)

Average price: $166

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mmf/2.0f/229140.5130/4,645/1,8

Additional information:

The Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2 (Russian: "Юпитер") is a fast standard  prime lens with a single-layer chemical coating for cameras with the m39 Leica Screw Mount (LSM) and the Contax I-III system (CRM).

It was also produced in a bayonet variant for Kiev rangefinder cameras.

  • Real focal length: 52 mm.
  • Resolution (0 mm/10 mm/20 mm)
  • Resolution according to the technical specifications (centre/edge):30/14 lines/mm
  • Coefficient of transparency: 0.81
  • Geometric vignetting: 56%

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Reviews, tests, comparisons on AllPhotoLenses.com:
Posted by: SharkDD   Date of publication: 19.03.2011



Photos taken with this lens Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2:


Boat on the water at sunset
Autor: Aravier Batiz
4.25 0 576

Sampic
Autor: takkub21
4.2 0 1327

Pool 1
Autor: bkmz
3.67 0 4984

plž
Autor: Miroslav Zlattner
3.67 0 1091

Mechanical quality4.3025
Optical quality4.1325
Usability3.8724
Pricing / Value4.4524
Bokeh4.5225
Overall lens rating
4.25

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Owner reviews: Jupiter-8 50 mm f/ 2

Aravier Batiz 18.12.2020 00:09:18
Period of use: 2 years

Strengths:

Extremely Sharp when stepped down, light in weight, very small compact built compared to other 50mm lenses, With the use of the Leica M39 adapter makes for a ver compact option for the Sony A7III, it has a good dynamic range, the color rendition is amazing, the black and white renditions are rich and with a wide range of tones of grays, it is cheaper compared to its original cousin formula Carl Zeiss Sonnar, the breathing is acceptable and it does produce a very emotional look, with a magic 3D pop and smooth blur in non focused areas


Weaknesses:

When shot towards a light source looses a lot of contrast real fast as the source is stronger but it has cool star gosts when stepped down and the flares and glares are pleasing and good looking when they apear. When fully open only the very center of the image is sharp, and it suffers from a glow, the rest of the image will have that glow all over softness and chromatic aberration. It also suffers from a little radial distortion easily corrected in post. 


Comments:

Love this tiny lens it has a lot of character, people ask constantly what kind of lens is it because of the shinny silver look it is powerful and compact, with a maximum aperture of f/2 it is a balanced lens but not as fast as a f/1.4 or f/1.2 though it will give an awesome 3D pop and cool separation with a soft creamy delicate bokeh.




takkub21 01.12.2018 09:39:38
Period of use: 3 months

Strengths:

- very good black and white noir tone

- little sweet color low contrast


Weaknesses:

- cloud 

- when direct to light some detail is missing.


Comments:

my review
https://pantip.com/topic/37715067

my clip
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7J1w_M2Duc4