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Old 04-20-2013   #81
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Old 04-24-2013   #82
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Zorki-4 + Jupiter-12 + Konica Minolta VX 200 by alei1180, on Flickr


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Old 05-22-2013   #83
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J-12 on Zorki-6


Great shot! Love the tones, sharpness and framing...
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Old 06-27-2013   #85
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Jupiter 12 on a Nikon SP. Arista Premium 400 in Td 201 (A3 min - B 3 min). A bit flatter contrast than a Nikkor 35f2.5 - but plenty sharp. This was at 5.6.
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Old 06-28-2013   #86
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Olaf and Hoku aboard the sloop Venture:




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Kiev 4, FP4+, Rodinal 1:50.
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Old 06-28-2013   #87
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At the Oven's Mouth Preserve in Boothbay, Maine:



Kiev 4, Delta 100, Rodinal 1:50. This was a new film/dev. combo for me, and I think I really like it.
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Jupiter 12 on Ricoh GXR. F/8, 3 seconds.

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Old 08-19-2013   #90
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Be VERY CAREFUL when screwing a chinese 40.5 hood on your LTM jupiter 12 ! don't screw it right down to the bottom : on my lens, the rugged surface of the hood's thread made impossible to unscrew the hood ! when finally forcing the hood to unscrew, the whole aperture ring get off the lens. You then need to visit Kiev Survival Site to understand how to fix it. in my experience, the jupiter 12 doesn't need any hood, especially the coated issue.
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Old 09-05-2013   #91
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Old 09-20-2013   #92
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A 1957 KMZ J12 on a Leica M8 :

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A 1957 KMZ J12 on a Leica M8:
mesmerizing.
on a m8, that's the field of view of 50mm equivalent, isn't it?
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Yes, slightly wider. The M8 has a 1.33 factor.
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Old 09-21-2013   #95
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I'm extremely impressed with the contrast shown in many if these shots. My 1970s black J-12 is quite low contrast.

Do people find they have to increase contrast in post-processing or is my low contrast due to manufacturing period or just my particular lens?
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I would say it is the post processing, or the type of film used. Here is what my original file look like :

L1020475.jpg

The Biogon is a old Zeiss formula; I have other lenses like this one, they are sharp but low contrast compared to modern Japanese lenses for example (some favor contrast over definition). I prefer them that way : it is easy to increase contrast to just what you want, and you have fine details.

It also depends if you overexpose or not.
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A quite old image by now and due for a rescan. And it's time to take the camera(s) out of the drawer too... :)



The (former) Hasselblad HQ in Göteborg, Sweden.

FED 2, Jupiter 12 and TRI-X [email protected], f/11, 1/100.
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Fed 1, Jupiter 12, cheap color film desaturated
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Zorki Ie Jupiter 12 and Tura R400 (expired 1988) at 200 in Rollei RHS:


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I really need to find one of these again.

I owned a Contax mount J-12 back in the spring of 2012 just for a few months. I got it from a fellow RFF member I think and it was a fantastic lens. Used it on an Amedeo adapter (yes I modified the lens) for a whle on my M9 then I got a Nikkor 3.5cm f/1.8 and sold the M9 to switch to Nikon RFs. Once I got that f/1.8 Nikkor I didn't use the J-12 so i sold it to a friend of mine who has an S2 for a few bucks.

Now I still have my M4 and a DR Cron but really don't use them at all. It would be nice to get out with a 35mm lens on that camera once in a while.

Now this thread has me wanting to shop for lenses... GAS.

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Now this thread has me wanting to shop for lenses... GAS.

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... the dangerous part about RFF ! I have both J-12, the one in Kiev-mount (slightly modified) and the LTM version. The LTM version seems to perform a little better and after I disassembled, cleaned and lubed the lens it actually works very nice.
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Old 02-12-2014   #106
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This is one of the first shots I've taken with the J-12.

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Just picked up a 1956 Jupiter-12 in LTM to use on my Zorki 4.
This is from a test roll, shot wide open, on Superia 200.

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Another from the same roll, also wide open.


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I put one roll through my Nikon SP with a J-12 I bought from Russia. Every single image had blurry and totally unusable corner performance even stopped down several stops.

Clearly I have a bad lens. I should try again just to be sure though. I love the Biogon lens "signature" so I realistically should love this lens...
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It is obvious that your lens has been reassembled incorrectly. Someone here will confirm that and provide details, no doubt.
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I put one roll through my Nikon SP with a J-12 I bought from Russia. Every single image had blurry and totally unusable corner performance even stopped down several stops.

Clearly I have a bad lens. I should try again just to be sure though. I love the Biogon lens "signature" so I realistically should love this lens...
There is some doubt whether it was a 'true' Biogon copy or a Biometar copy. Looking at pictures that show the rear element I think it was a copy of the pre-war Biogon:



Here you may find interesting discussions on the design:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=21371

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=79301

Here some pictures of the Biometar f2.8 35mm in contax mount:
http://kevincameras.com/gallery/v/Co...metar/3211226/
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There is some doubt whether it was a 'true' Biogon copy or a Biometar copy. Looking at pictures that show the rear element I think it was a copy of the pre-war Biogon:

Here you may find interesting discussions on the design:

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=21371

http://www.rangefinderforum.com/foru...ad.php?t=79301

Here some pictures of the Biometar f2.8 35mm in contax mount:
http://kevincameras.com/gallery/v/Co...metar/3211226/
Thanks for the links! I apparently have a newer lens, according to that image, as it looks just like the 1991 image.
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What's not to like, great image. Looks like you have a very good sample of the J-12
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