Jupiter-9 "Russian Sonnar" 85mm f2

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by Bob Brandoff, Jan 29, 2014.

  1. Bob Brandoff

    Bob Brandoff FujiXspot Regular

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    From Photo.net:



    "It is a Sonnar design, based on the Zeiss Jena 85mm Sonnar made for the Zeiss Ikon Contax pre-war, made by the Russians after they took the entire factory, including the staff, to the Ukraine as war reparation."

    My particular lens is the rarer silver version with "pre-set" aperture.. allows you to focus wide open then turn the aperture dial to desired f-stop. You just have to kinda think backwards.. like backing up a trailer.

    Great focal length for Fuji's APS-C sensor (127mm) in FF.
     

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  2. juangrande

    juangrande FujiXspot Regular

    Those soviet lenses have no problem with the cold, do they?
     
  3. Bob Brandoff

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    Actually- the grease that they use is very viscous, and I made sure to have all my Soviet Era lenses cleaned and re-lubricated with modern grease.
     
  4. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Nice and sharp, you've got a good one.
     
  5. Bob Brandoff

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    As a rule, the lenses made in the mid-sixties through the mid-seventies were the best.

    :)
     
  6. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    I would assume the best models cost the most. Looks like a wide variety of pricing on the auction site. Thanks.
     
  7. Bob Brandoff

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  8. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    Thanks for the recommended sellers, much appreciated. Now waiting for my X-Pro 1 to arrive.
     
  9. Bob Brandoff

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  10. zpuskas

    zpuskas FujiXspot Regular Subscribing Member

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    One more "Thanks", Bob!
    Would you say the M42 mount lenses are better than the Leica screw mount lenses?
    Zoltan
     
  11. Bob Brandoff

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    I prefer M42 lenses because some M39 screwmount lenses were actually for SLR's with a different flange distance.

    Also- I don't like to have so many different adapters in my bag.