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Old 06-02-2013   #41
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Brewing Beer

Sniffing the wort:



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Kiev-4, Delta 100, HC-110
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I had several lens comparison projects for 50mm lenses in past years, and they included the J-3. In one of these projects I had three J-3 included. They did well.
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I have a J-3 from 1951 and one from 1972. Both are in Contax mount, so I use an Amedeo adapter with them.
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Just bought some color and Uv screw-in filters from a seller in Russia which fits nicely my J3's. Here are the filters shown with my oldest - 1956 and newest J3 - 1987:

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a good set of filters! black j-3, as it had with the sharpness? have samples shot on black j-3?
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a good set of filters! black j-3, as it had with the sharpness? have samples shot on black j-3?
Just did some quick 'test' shots so you get some idea of this black J3. I think yours - and the other old ones - are as sharp as this one, however the black J3 is multicoated and has a different i.e. amber color coating. So it might get a little better results in case of back lighting (not tested yet however)

Apart from the last one, all shots @ F 1.5 - lens is sharp in center and less at other places...at larger F-stops contrast is also little better











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Just did some quick 'test' shots so you get some idea of this black J3. I think yours - and the other old ones - are as sharp as this one, however the black J3 is multicoated and has a different i.e. amber color coating. So it might get a little better results in case of back lighting (not tested yet however)
not a bad result, but I can say with confidence my friend - on earlier versions of the lens sharpness win. Thanks for the test! good shots!
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not a bad result, but I can say with confidence my friend - on earlier versions of the lens sharpness win. Thanks for the test! good shots!
Well I had seven of these early lenses and it is with the right test and with a good camera hard to say which one is sharper. They all have the same glass only the barrel somewhat changed after 1957 (and only some of 1947/48 have German glass). Guess it depends on the circumstances how you test the lens. Did you ever make a good comparison? One with different light:

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Well I had seven of these early lenses and it is with the right test and with a good camera hard to say which one is sharper. They all have the same glass only the barrel somewhat changed after 1957 (and only some of 1947/48 have German glass). Guess it depends on the circumstances how you test the lens. Did you ever make a good comparison? One with different light @ f 1.5:
i only have one j-3 (1950). samples here www.flickr.com/alei1180
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i only have one j-3 (1950). samples here www.flickr.com/alei1180
Thanks, put you on as a contact
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i also added you! thank you!
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Shots with my J3, unfortunately I sold the lens off (regretting it now). This one had quite a few cleaning marks, yet performed well (even with a rubbish picture taker like myself).


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Old 08-31-2013   #54
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Here are a few from my friends' wedding a couple of weeks ago. Shot with a Kiev 4 on FP4+, developed in Rodinal 1:50.

The whole set may be viewed here. (More to be added whenever I get around to developing it.)









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Made with my Fed 1 @ ~f2, my favorite stop for BW-Portraits. Shot on OrwoPan 100 (exp. 1996) at el 100


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at around f4:

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Working with J-3 copy I received with great help from Russian RF member maxx2.
Testing different shims. With one of them.

Green deep filter, Kentmere 100. On M4-2, 1/1000, aperture between 1.5-2. HC-110 B.







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Walk about with the Bessa R & J-3. Film Neopan 1600.
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Working with J-3 copy I received with great help from Russian RF member maxx2.
Testing different shims. With one of them.
When I got my J-3 it was front focusing bad. Took it apart & it had a thick shim. maybe 3mm? Made a new shim of 1mm & set the rear element closer to the film plane & wa-la. It work's beautifully on my Bessa R. Brian Sweeney helped me tremendously. Your photo's look good, especially the first 2 shots.
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Working with J-3 copy I received with great help from Russian RF member maxx2.
Testing different shims. With one of them.

Green deep filter, Kentmere 100. On M4-2, 1/1000, aperture between 1.5-2. HC-110 B.
Wow! That lens is superb... one to definitely keep!
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Thank you, GB and Jamie.

Another one with family FED-2 on Kentmere 100.


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some fresh results on portra 160...


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Jupiter-3 with a red filter on some HP5+ in Amsterdam.

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I'm really tempted to snag a copy of this lens, since the weak ruble makes it super cheap over at molotok.ru. However, I think the hassle of it may not be worthwhile...trying to convince a seller to ship to the US, sending money electronically to Russia (I think PayPal does not work for US-Russia transfers), and trusting Почта России to get it out of the country and into my hands. Thoughts?
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and trusting Почта России to get it out of the country and into my hands. Thoughts?
Forget about Pochta Rossiy. With them, it can take 8 weeks to get a letter from one side of Moscow to the other.

Better to use a carrier like DHL or UPS. They are all present in Russia as well.
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I'm really tempted to snag a copy of this lens, since the weak ruble makes it super cheap over at molotok.ru. However, I think the hassle of it may not be worthwhile...trying to convince a seller to ship to the US, sending money electronically to Russia (I think PayPal does not work for US-Russia transfers), and trusting Почта России to get it out of the country and into my hands. Thoughts?

All of the gear I received was done by Почта России. It takes it longer here by Canada Post.
PayPal still works in Russia. But you need to find the seller with J3 and PayPal, at least.

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wide open and misfocused

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Wonderful image!

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Wide open (and misfocused ). Same camera + lens as above, only Kentmere 400 in xtol this time.[/quote]
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I have both the 1959 J-3 and the CZJ ,a 1946 ver. Anyone here ever compare these two on a Leica iiif ? To my knowledge neither has had shim work. Which might give the best performance? I know a test roll with each is probability the best way to judge just trying to get a jump on things.
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The Jupiter-3 is much more expensive than Jupiter-8. I rarely use the lens wide open, so I might not purchase a Jupiter-3 lens. In addition, the quality control issues are enough to abhor.
For close-ups, your camera should be adjusted to the chosen lens.
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