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REVIEW: Jupiter-8 50mm f/2

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-04-06


Jupiter-8 50cm f/2

Specs:

Lens:
50mm

Aperture:
f/2 to f/22
9 bladed aperture

Focus:
Infinit to 1.0m (3.3ft)

Mount:
Leica M39 screw mount

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

Jupiter-8 50cm f/2


Image quality

Wide open have good sharpness and soft corners fairly far out.
But you have some glow effect.
All glow and next to all corner softness is gone by f/2.8.
Light hotspot towards the middle at small apertures.

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Jupiter-8 50cm f/2
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f/2 - f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Looks great!
Jupiter-8 50cm f/2 Jupiter-8 50cm f/2

Flare
Not the best
Jupiter-8 50cm f/2


More sample images can be found at:
http://www.sample-image.com/jupiter-8-50mm-f2/


Build quality

Its from Russia with love!
All metal and is solid as a rock.


Conclusion

Apparently can some old Russian lenses image and built quality vary from lens to lens.
Im very happy with my copy which is not bad at all.

The focus is really light and smooth and you can use one finger without any problem.
Aperture ring is stepless and is well placed at the front of the lens.

Thumbs up:
Image quality
Bokeh
9 bladed aperture

Thumbs down:
Light hotspot at smaller apertures
Flare



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Technical Info
Camera: Voigtländer Bessa-R
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Efke 25
Developer: Kodak D76

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