Overview of Jupiter-21M 4/200

For the opportunity review of the lens Jupiter-21M 4/200 Many thanks to Vadim Shkurat, who sent me a lens from another area for review.

Overview of Jupiter-21M 4/200

Overview of Jupiter-21M 4/200

Jupiter-21M 4/200 and Jupiter-21A 4/200 - outwardly two different lenses, their bodies are very different. The only thing that remains the same with lenses is optical circuit, and the color of the DOF indicators. Jupiter-21M 4/200 is a newer modification that was produced at the Vologda plant, version Jupiter-21A 4/200 was produced at the Krasnogorsk plant. There are versions with the spelling of the name in Latin: Jupiter-21M, Jupiter-21A. About Jupiter-21A and Jupiter-21M is well described on the website of Sergei Elizarov here.

View of the depth of field scale on Jupiter-21M F4 200mm and the diaphragm mode switch

View of the depth of field scale on Jupiter-21M F4 200mm and the diaphragm mode switch

Jupiter-21M 4/200 can be much more often seen in the hands of amateur photographers than the more rare Jupiter-21A... I used two versions and got the impression that the 'M' version is not that much inferior to the 'A' version. The 'M' in the name of the lens refers to the blinking diaphragm and M42 mounting thread, and the 'A' refers to the replaceable shank. Generally 'A' lenses are considered more successful modifications than others.

Enlightenment of the front lens of the lens Jupiter-21M F4 200mm

Enlightenment of the front lens of the lens Jupiter-21M F4 200mm

The focusing ring of Jupiter-21M 4/200 is very smooth, rotates approximately 270 degrees, while the front lens does not rotate, and the lens trunk is noticeably lengthened. When focusing, the entire lens unit moves. The minimum focusing distance is 1.8m, versus 1.7m for the 'A' version. Sighting is pleasant and easy.

The weight of the Jupiter-21M 4/200 lens has increased to 980 g, compared to 740 g for the 'A' version. Jupiter-21M has a built-in retractable hood, the hood is metallic and short. The diameter of the lens hood is 67mm, and the diameter of the front filter is 58mm. The lens that is presented in this review is numbered 83018196.

Jupiter-21M F4 200mm when focusing on MDF with an extended hood

Jupiter-21M F4 200mm when focusing on MDF with an extended hood

Jupiter-21M has an automatic blinking aperture. The lens has a special ring that can be used to switch to manual 'M' or automatic 'A' aperture control. The aperture ring itself is in the middle of the lens, you can only set fixed F-numbers from F / 4-F / 22. The 'A' version had a smooth aperture change and an additional ring for its preset. Also, the number of diaphragm blades was cut off for Jupiter-21M, now they have become 8 pieces, compared to 10 in the 'A' version. When the aperture is closed down to f / 8, the lens produces nuts with serrated in the out-of-focus area (the so-called circular saw, see for yourself). The 'A' version has smoother circles in the out-of-focus area on closed diaphragms.

Jupiter-21M F4 200mm when focusing on a digital camera

Jupiter-21M F4 200mm when focusing on a digital camera

Sample Photos

Photos without processing.

How to use with modern cameras?

Lenses with mounting thread M42 (M42 X 1 / 45.5), such as the lens from this review, are very easy to use on almost any modern digital camera (both SLR and mirrorless), for this it is enough to choose the right adapter (adapter). You do not need to carry out any additional steps to modify the lens.

The cheapest adapters can be found aliexpress.com... There are adapters (adapters) with a chip that provide more convenience during shooting, usually chips are used to confirm focus and / or metering exposure, and form the correct EXIF. The chip does not affect the image quality in any way.

For some SLR cameras (for example, Nikon F) it is necessary to use adapters with a corrective lens, which allows correct focusing at all focusing distances. For any mirrorless camera, such a lens is not needed, and the adapter is a simple decorated hollow metal tube with an appropriate mount.

For SLR cameras

  1. CANON: For cameras Canon EOS with bayonet mount EF / EF-S need an M42-Canon EOS adapter, such an adapter with a chip can be found herewithout chip here.
  2. NIKON: For cameras Nikon DX / FXas well as for cameras Fujifilm и Kodak with a Nikon F mount, you need an M42-Nikon F adapter, you can buy such an adapter without a lens and a chip here, with a lens without a chip herewith chip without lens here, with lens and chip here. Why a lens? Why chip?
  3. PENTAX: For cameras Pentax with mount K you need an adapter M42-Pentax K, you can buy such an adapter here.
  4. SONY/MINOLTA: For cameras with a Sony / Minolta A mount, you need the M42-Sony A adapter, you can find such an adapter without a chip at this linkwith a chip at this link.
  5. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with a 4/3 bayonet mount (not to be confused with Micro 4/3!) You need an M42-4 / 3 adapter, you can buy such an adapter here.

For mirrorless cameras

  1. SONY: For cameras with an 'E' series mount SonyNEX и Sony Alpha you need an adapter M42-Sony E (aka M42-Sony Nex), you can find it at this link. An autofocus adapter is also available for these cameras. Techart PRO Leica M - Sony E Autofocus Adapterwhich can be found at this link.
  2. OLYMPUS / PANASONIC / KODAK /  XIAOMI: For cameras with a Micro 4/3 bayonet mount (Micro 4: 3), you need the M42-Micro 4/3 adapter, you can find it at this link.
  3. CANON M: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon EF-M need adapter M42-Canon M, it can be found at this link.
  4. CANON R: For cameras with a bayonet mount Canon r need adapter M42-Canon R, it can be found at this link.
  5. Nikon 1: For cameras Nikon 1 Series need adapter M42-Nikon 1, you can find it at this link.
  6. Nikon Z: For series cameras Nikon Z need adapter M42-Nikon Z, it can be found at this link.
  7. FUJIFILM X: For cameras with mount X need an M42-Fuji X adapter, you can find it at this link.
  8. FUJIFILM GFX: For medium format cameras G-mount need M42-Fuji GFX adapter, you can find it at this link.
  9. SAMSUNG: For cameras with NX mount need adapter M42-Samsung NX, you can find it at this link. For the camera Nx mini adapters do not exist yet.
  10. PENTAX: For cameras with Q mount need an adapter M42-Pentax Q, you can find it at this link.
  11. SIGMA / PANASONIC / LEICA: For cameras with L mount, you need the M42-Leica L adapter, you can find it at this link.
  12. LEICA: For cameras with a Leica M mount need adapter M42-L / M, you can find it at this link.

If you have any questions on compatibility and adapters - ask in the comments (comments do not require any registration at all).

They say that there is still a Jupiter-21 lens in a white frame under M39 (mirror), Jupiter-21M-2 and Jupiter-21A MS version, if anyone has data on these modifications, add them to the comments.

Crop (coding) 1: 1 (720x479) of my picture of the Moon from a Jupiter-21M lens and a Canon 350D camera

Crop (cropping) 1: 1 (720x479) image on the Jupiter-21M lens and camera Canon 350D. ISO 200, F / 5.6, 1 / 400c.


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Conclusions:

Jupiter-21M 4/200 is an excellent lens, it gives a very nice drawing, good image quality, it is much easier to find than its brother Jupiter-21A.

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Comments: 258, on the topic: Overview of Jupiter-21M 4/200

  • Valery

    good time
    Tell me how good / bad the 21M is on 5DII, in poorly lit rooms (concerts, conferences), if you shoot from a fairly long distance (10-15 m) with a flash (580) !? I tried to find 21m images on the network precisely in the rooms and practically did not find it.
    With the behavior of 21M on the street, it seems like it is clear. Money in the near future for something like 80-200 / 2,8 is not expected, so you have to look closely at the good old. Thanks.

  • Andrei

    I took pictures in a room lit by 1 light bulb somewhere 75-100W, without a flash. Shot Canon 20D. I did not even expect - the pictures are what you need. Buy you will not regret it, the price doesn’t give a damn, and the quality for that kind of money is just a gift. I also use the old, not expensive one (I don’t have enough money for more), but Jupiter 21M also has very good optics.

  • Andrei

    And where and for how much can you buy this lens (or 21A)?

  • Denis

    The site "Hammer", there is full of goodness of this….

  • Anton

    In the text, the link leads one to the wrong place, "How to use Soviet old lenses on modern Nikon cameras read here, and on Canon here." Clicking on Canon opens the article "Canon DCC Performance"

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Fixed

  • Maksim

    The article lacks action)

  • Irina

    Good day! Tell me, please, this lens can be put on a Pentax k200d and which adapter can I use? I am new to photography and not quite good at subtleties. Thank you!

    • Lynx

      Adapter M42-pentax.

  • Sasha

    please tell me - I have a Yashikor 200 mm, is it possible to change the M42 shank, ON Nikon BAYONET. thanks

  • Paul

    I want to use on the Canon 1000D! What kind of adapter to use and will the infinity persist?

  • Paul

    And another question! How to find out which factory was produced?

  • Edward

    purchased jupiter 21m on an ad / indicated that there was a bayonet mount for nikon / but alas, it does not fit nikon. it may be a pentax. the question is, if you take off what I have now and put the adapter nikon will it be infinity. or how to revive my jupiter. take a picture of nikon d3100 I am now using industar 61l / s

    • Yura

      CE 100 Pentah Pentax

  • Edward

    add photo

  • Max.

    Layout:

  • Edward

    thank you. let's go along the second path. and for a start I will look for dimensions under the flange m 42 (after all, something needs to be attached to the lens)

  • doctorzz

    Great lens, with a good picture. Here's a video(https://youtu.be/k74NLQrvaHo) removed Jupiter 21M + teleconverter 2x

  • Paul

    Good afternoon. I have Nikon D80. I fell in love with this lens. Question. How will this lens behave in my photo. Thank you.

    • Lynx

      will be held in the bayonet mount.

  • Paul

    I mean in terms of photography. You can use it in place of the regular 18-135 f5 / 6. How versatile? Because I don’t like how the whale takes off.

    • BB

      Pavel, did you read the lens description at all?
      Or are you a troll?
      Does the 200mm focal length not tell you anything?
      If not, then you should go to school, or to the section “articles about photos”.
      What nafig universalchik ???
      Also on the crop?
      About the fact that focusing is only manual, you also probably missed?
      And you will not be metering either.

      You DO NOT need this object, I'm more than sure.

      • Old Zenit

        I am wildly sorry, but why scare a person like that? Well, I don’t understand, he will understand, but you don’t need to pretend to be a guru, the earth is round, and your spit will come back to you. As for the lens, it is gorgeous, of course not a versatile, it is about telephoto in Africa t…. At one time, I could not afford to buy it on my Zenith, but 130 rubles, but we received 150 here and try to buy? And now I can afford it.

        • YURI

          But I support Comrade Vv.
          First, the theory should be read, otherwise - a set of words turns out! And soon people who are just learning to write will begin to write - you cannot blame them either.
          To call a kilogram non-autofocus two-hundredth camera "universal" - well, it's just a complete p ...

    • Lynx

      Can. buy. It’s very convenient to shoot for example children at home.

      • BB

        An excellent option for use, by the way, especially on the crop - active children, in the nursery 10 sq.m. )))

        • Lynx

          definitely! especially in group dynamic photos.
          The sharpness is just awesome!

        • YURI

          😁😄😂
          Maybe a person in the palace lives with a length of metro rooms like 16-20 and his children are soooo phlegmatic.
          Yeah, of course, the scenario is unlikely.

      • Yarkiy

        Precisely, lively, inquisitive children's eyes, sometimes noses, for the whole frame. Here is a 200mm f4 only nikkor. From about three meters, almost MDF.

        • Lynx

          even as it is sad for 200 and nikor ...
          strange.

          • Yarkiy

            f4 is not very working, and then it's a cheap little old man AIS

            • Lynx

              ahhhh!
              but it looks so cute.

              • Yarkiy

                Interestingly, 70-210 f4 on f4 and 210 is much sharper, but the pictures in color and plastic are very similar, you can even say the same.

    • anonym

      I do not like it when they sculpt L where it is not necessary!

      • anonym

        a soft sign is put everywhere in the Ukrainian language, do not be surprised that they also write in Russian

        • Svyatoslav

          It’s not a drive, just put the “b” in the Russian one! For the povagoyu Holy. )

        • Lynx

          there is no division into curious.
          however, what layer of grammarci is missing. )))

          • Evgeny_d60

            Ukrainian generally on the side of the gram of the Nazis. As you hear, you write. Grammar nazi cry

  • Paul

    V.V. Let's be more calm in expressing our emotional opinion towards me, I don’t know you like you do me, calling me a “troll” is not very “tolerant” on your part. If somewhere you said something wrong, it doesn’t mean that I’m stupid or ”as you put it,“ troll. ”I am still very young, and just mastering this science.

    • BB

      As the saying goes "learn materiel".
      Master the basic concepts of Focal Distance, etc. Information is the sea, even on this site everything is chewed in detail in the most accessible and simple language.
      Most questions will disappear by itself.
      When you really need advice like “what is better to take A or B, under such and such conditions and such needs,” then you will be surely prompted. There are even specials. section "Questions and Answers".
      You ask pointlessly. Anyway, what am I asking: which light bulb is better to buy - a 15W housekeeper, or a 500W incandescent one, do I have a two-story house?

      • Lynx

        Indeed, well, why did you immediately troll him then?
        Before, they were called much clearer and more understandable. )))

        • anonym

          You have already bored everyone with your 'humorous' comments. Nothing to do?

          • Lynx

            Apparently only some who are ashamed even to indicate their own name))

            • anonym

              Well, you probably have that very real name ... a home-grown comedian.

              • Lynx

                to envy is bad!

        • YURI


          Keep

    • Lynx

      Alas, it still means. And rather the first than the second.

  • Maksim

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  • Mihailo

    Good day! Please tell me, I have Jupiter 21m put an adapter with a lens on it and there is no infinity, what could be the problem.

  • Paul

    Will there be infinity on the Canon EOS350?

    • Antosha

      Yes

      • Paul

        Thank you!
        Do you think there is a difference in photo quality or not between it and Tamron AF 70-300mm f / 4-5.6 Di LD MACRO 1: 2 Canon EF? Just Jupiter is possible for 3t.r. take Tamron for 7t.r., but with autofocus and a focal length of 70-300. And the difference is 4 tr.

        • Alexey

          I'll interfere a little. I can't say about the Tamron AF 70-300mm, but there is the Tamron 55-200mm F4.0-5.6 LD Di II. When I need efficiency and some quality assurance (getting into focus), then I use Tamron. But for shooting for your pleasure, leisurely, from afar "hunting" people - this is Jupiter. I got it in perfect condition, in its original packaging. The image quality of Jupiter is noticeably better than Tamron, in my opinion.
          Here are some examples of photos taken on the Canon EOS 1100D + Jupiter-21M https://fotki.yandex.ru/users/mrborgert/tags/%D1%8E%D0%BF%D0%B8%D1%82%D0%B5%D1%80-21%D0%BC

  • compensatorFlug

    Compensators for risers of heating and water supply systems should be placed in multi-storey buildings to compensate for the thermal expansion of riser pipes and compensate for vibrational vibrations. The bellows of the compensator functions for compression and expansion as forging bellows, taking on all axial displacements, leaving the pipeline in its original state. The compensator is mounted on a section of the riser between two fixed supports, the thermal expansion of this section should be less than the axial stroke of the compensator.

    expansion joints on heating pipes

  • Dragana trajkovic

    Jupiter-21M 4/200

  • Dragana trajkovic

    Jupiter-21M 4/200 + Nikon D7000

  • Nikita

    Good day. Tell me who came across this in the horizontal position of the camera all the time it lights up the photo, if the camera is rotated 90 or 180 times there is no light on Jupiter21m. I saw somewhere here in the comments that a person was pasting something inside the lens, but I can not find this message. Maybe someone saw a post or topic about it.

    • BB

      180 also gives a positive effect?
      Maybe try using a hood?

    • Novel

      Hi, I saw you had a problem with Jupiter, it gives me two bands of light, I can’t understand what it is

    • mAlex

      So. In the tail section of the Yu-21M, there is a shiny plate parallel to the flow, covering the mechanism of the jumping diaphragm. If for some reason you don't need a jump rope (and there are 99,9% of them), then you can break off all the tripe and remove this very plate in its bud. Wake up schyastie;)))

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