View Full Version : Blue and Yellow: FSU coatings

05-12-2008, 06:05
Hi all,

I have been having huge success with my Jupter-8, much more than with my Industar 61, which is said to be a better lens. My two antique Leica lenses are barely used anymore, even though they focus better on my Bessa R.

http://farm3.static.flickr.com/2167/2473590619_f4ef617ff2_m.jpg Flickr (http://www.flickr.com/photos/john_bessa/)

Thinman -> images -> winter through a soviet lens (http://thinman.com/images/winter_through_a_soviet_lens/)

I am attributing my success to the yellow coating, and I am wondering if there is any knowledge here on the forum about what this FSU coating is from the chemical and optical perspective.

I have a Jupiter-8 with the blue coating on a Kiev, but the Kiev needs a little work, or a new back plate. I will test it as soon as my hands get steady enough to take it apart.

Just as a disclaimer, I am slightly colorblind, so if the blue on the silver Jupter-8s is really purple, don't be shy about telling me -- I need information like that!

Thanks in advance