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Old 02-12-2012   #41
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...they're brilliant photos...
Thank you. My rangefinder work is very different than what I do with the other cameras and while I am happy with the results, it is double good to have other's appreciation as well. BTW...I really like the cottage shot too.


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Old 02-13-2012   #42
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You are so right. What surprised me is that it was totally absent from the sunset shot. Not even a hint of iris outline (shot was taken at f/11). I was expecting a total disaster and almost did not take the shot. Boy was I surprised.


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Old 02-20-2012   #44
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Zorki Ie, Jupiter-12, Tri-X at 400:


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Took a quick trip to Seattle few weeks ago. Been sitting on these images for a while. All shot with the M6 + J12. Film was either Kodak Tri-X or HP5+ pushed to 1600. Developed at home in HC110 Dil B for 16 mins. Scanned with my Nikon Coolscan IVED.


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Hate to rain on your parade, but both that I have (Kiev/LTM) J-12 lenses are dogs.
Be careful buying off the e-bay.
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Hate to rain on your parade, but both that I have (Kiev/LTM) J-12 lenses are dogs.
Be careful buying off the e-bay.
Who are you referring to here?

I think everybody in this thread has expressed their love for this lens quite a bit.
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My J12 just sits there. The posted images here suggest that this lens can be quite good in the right hands. Could it also be that there are better versions and not so good versions of this lens?
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Had three black J12s, gave away one to a friend and kept two...all three had similar performance.
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Sorry if I gave the impression I was directing the comment to anyone in particular. It was a warning to buyers that you have to be careful when you buy one off the -net.

Not all J-12 lenses are as good as these ones are!

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Black M39 J-12. Sadly, a bit of camera shake.


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Hate to rain on your parade, but both that I have (Kiev/LTM) J-12 lenses are dogs.
Be careful buying off the e-bay.
I also have both Contax/Kiev and LTM versions and both are pretty capable. Both are black version LZOS and fairly recent manufacture (1980 and 1982 respectively). I haven't done any controlled tests, but my opinion is that the Contax/Kiev version is slightly better. I got the Contax/Kiev copy on eBay, but from a U.S. seller (under $25 USD...whoo! Hoo!). The LTM lens, I purchased from an online friend on the Pentax Forums.


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Zorki Ie, Jupiter 12 with yellow filter and Adox CHS 50


Zorki Ie_J 12_02_Adox CHS 50_009 von thomas.78 auf Flickr


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Unfortunatly my Jupiter 12 seems to lack some sharpness on the pictures, quite a difference to my Industar 12...
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Ebay:First Black J12 Kiev lens,the others:black J12 M39 lens
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Ebay:First Black J12 Kiev lens,the others:black J12 M39 lens


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Zorki 4_Fujifilm200_003 por THE OLYMPUS CAMERAS COLLECTOR, no Flickr


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my jupiter-12 is technical m39 made in kmz 1958 was transplanted to the rim of the photographic lens j-12

recently I made a few test photos (zorki-4 + jupiter-12 technical)



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I just found a nice 1957 KMZ j12 (wanted to try an original Biogon, did not found one at an not outrageous price). I like it very much, except for the distortion (and I do not think I goes quite to infinity).

Yes it does flare against the sun

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If it doesn't go to infinity, it means it was reassembled incorrectly after DIY service. Optical block was screwed in too far or not enough. I had the same with J12 in Kiev/Contax mount.
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Black M39 J-12. Sadly, a bit of camera shake.


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If it doesn't go to infinity, it means it was reassembled incorrectly after DIY service. Optical block was screwed in too far or not enough. I had the same with J12 in Kiev/Contax mount.
Thanks for the tip. I'll have to check the infinity more accurately on a really far away object (up to 50m looks OK and quite sharp).
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Zorki 4, Jupiter 12
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My Jup 12 full hole.
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Old 10-06-2012   #64
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A few from Mexico last july:


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Old 10-06-2012   #65
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Really a great lens, once you get to know it. I have run into "ghosting" in some backlit situations:


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But not so much in others where I might have expected it:


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It is after all a 50 year old lens.

Another which I like for some reason, but I don't know why:


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Fed 1 & J-12, Kodak Gold 200, 2010

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the J-12 is a superb lens, it really doens´t seem to be a $60 pice of glass...at 2.8 it´s not the best but is decent...at 5.6 is really sharp and contrasty...

It has a lot of distortion in the manner of the summaron...but for the price is unbeatable...

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The more I use this lens, the more I like it.


white LZOS J-12 (1958) on Leica IIIf / Kentmere 400 in Xtol 1+1

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Test shot after cleaning and centering all elements of my 1958 LZOS J12.

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tbe corners suffer at 2.8, but everything in the middle is shaaaaarp
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J-12 (on Zorki 4K) with Rollei ATP1,1 in RLC 1+5 for 6:30 minutes at 20C.




A bit more quiet then that rocket science.
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