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Old 05-02-2013   #41
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My friend Tatiana from Russia came over to stay for a few days. As a present she gave me a perfect working Kiev 4 from 1959.
Even the lightmeter works like a dream. The Jupiter 8 that came with it is clear as a bell and is very sharp.
There are no light leaks. There is a perfect spacing of the frames on the film. I only have to clean the inside of the windows of the view- and rangefinder: the images are a bit fuzzy. The rangefinder itself however is perfectly aligned.
What an impressive picture making machine it is.

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Old 05-07-2013   #42
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I agree with Erik that the Kiev 4 is a great imaging machine. My 4A with Jupiter 8M is reliably giving me pictures I am delighted with.
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Old 05-08-2013   #43
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This is a '57 Jupiter-8:


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Old 05-23-2013   #44
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Jupiter-8 on a Kiev 2a (as a Contax II stand-in), Kodak Ektar 100, during the "Road to Victory" tour in 2010 in the Czech Republic.
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Old 05-24-2013   #45
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This thread kills me every time it comes back. It reminds me that I've spent entirely too much money chasing the perfect setup for me - image quality and ergonomics - when that first J8 I had took stellar shots.
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Old 06-16-2013   #46
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Let's not forget to crosspost this from the 'nice old car' W/NW to here:


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I really like that Jupiter-8!

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Old 06-16-2013   #47
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Old 06-24-2013   #48
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I like it for people at around f2-2.8...


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Old 06-25-2013   #49
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Old 06-27-2013   #50
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Jupiter-8m, focus is closer than where I set it on every picture.. looks like I'll need to adjust camera.

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Old 06-27-2013   #51
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Old 07-01-2013   #52
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shot - yesterday Sunday 30 June - in the garden of my father in law (a garden they keep running with the help of several people):





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Old 07-02-2013   #53
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Kiev 4, Jupiter 8, HP5+, HC110, Ilford MGIV.

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Old 07-07-2013   #54
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and another... Leica iif, Jupiter 8, Ilford Pan 400, HC110.

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Old 07-20-2013   #55
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Jupiter-8 on Canon 7

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Old 07-20-2013   #56
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Great shots and photos, Ilya and Shiny. The development in Caffenol with Acros 100 on E.I. 400 is amazing. I know Fuji Acros 100 is a great film but it is in fact an Orthopan film and normally shot between E.I. 50-200.
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Old 07-31-2013   #58
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Old 09-05-2013   #59
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Old 09-05-2013   #60
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Guys your pictures are amazing, how do you make them? Is there any magic secret that allows you to get these results?
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Old 09-16-2013   #62
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I picked up a Zorki 4K with a Jupiter 8 in pretty much mint condition a week ago and ran a test roll through it. As expected the shutter is sticking and most of the shots were cut off half frame, there might also be a pinhole in the cloth shutter as there is a yellow blob in the same spot on all the frames. The camera is currently being serviced and I´m hoping it will resolve all the issues. However, I bought it mostly for the lens, and I must say for the price this is one heck of a bargain! I absolute love the look and plan on using it on a Leica when I eventually pick one up. Here´s three of the test shots out of the handful that were not cut off mid-frame...

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Sorry for the lousy scans & prints, not the lenses' fault.
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Old 09-26-2013   #64
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Weird flare here...

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Old 10-02-2013   #66
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Old 10-04-2013   #67
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all my ocean pictures on my profile are taken with the jupiter 8
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Old 10-05-2013   #68
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As strange as it may sound, I'm having tremendous fun using my $ 100 Jupiter-8 on the $ 7k Leica M 240. Much more so than using the 35mm Summilux that came with the review unit I'm currently testing. The Jupiter-8 just has so much character, because of its optical shortcomings rather then despite of them.

The picture below was taken at f/2.8, iirc. Btw., I don't understand what the naysayers have to complain about the M 240's image quality. It is outstanding. It's not the same as the M9. In my opinion, it is leagues better.


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J-8 F/2,0 on Fomapan 200 E.I. 160 in Xtol 1+1.
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From my last roll... I wanted to see some of that jupiter bokeh :-)


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Old 11-08-2013   #72
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Some of my more recent photos from Portugal. I can just confirm that the small J-8 is a great lens despite it flaws!


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As strange as it may sound, I'm having tremendous fun using my $ 100 Jupiter-8 on the $ 7k Leica M 240. Much more so than using the 35mm Summilux that came with the review unit I'm currently testing. The Jupiter-8 just has so much character, because of its optical shortcomings rather then despite of them.

The picture below was taken at f/2.8, iirc. Btw., I don't understand what the naysayers have to complain about the M 240's image quality. It is outstanding. It's not the same as the M9. In my opinion, it is leagues better.


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Nice picture!

Are you aware that most of the Leica users are somehow convinced that Soviet lenses won't work because of the supposed incompatibility between 52 mm and 51 mm lenses?

All my Jupiters are working just fine on my M3, and as a matter of fact my Summicron DR is specified for 51.9 mm focus distance.
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Nice picture!

Are you aware that most of the Leica users are somehow convinced that Soviet lenses won't work because of the supposed incompatibility between 52 mm and 51 mm lenses?

All my Jupiters are working just fine on my M3, and as a matter of fact my Summicron DR is specified for 51.9 mm focus distance.
I am aware of that, but it seems it's an issue only for some. With my J-8, I had to insert a shim into the focusing helicoid in order to get it to focus properly, but I can't say if that was due to the lens being off or to the adapter being not 100% within tolerance. Anyway, focus is now spot-on when focusing close-up, reliable up to 2-3 meters when shooting at wide apertures, and for longer distances I usually stop down to f/4 or more. Works for me.
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Hi,

Bearing in mind how much things get repeated over and over again on the web I wonder if there's more (twice? three times?) posts about J-8's etc that won't work on Leicas than there are actual lenses that won't work on Leicas.

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Old 01-12-2014   #76
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The Jupiter 8 was the first lens I got for my M2, as a stopgap until I could afford some "real" glass. Sold it as soon as I got something else. After 1.5 years of monkeying around with various lenses, I just ordered another Jupiter 8. They've got some soul to them.
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