Overview of Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P

Interesting lens Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P sent for review Vladimir Mikhailovich.

Overview of Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P

Overview of Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P

There are many different modifications of Jupiter-3, since the lens itself was produced at several Soviet factories and has undergone a number of modifications. My copy number is N5704933, which means that the lens was released in 1957 already from 'our' Soviet optical glass. This review is very superficial, since, for some reason, I am not currently able to test Jupiter-3 with focusing at infinity. Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P is lens from rangefinder cameras with M39 mounting thread. On SLR cameras without altering it can only be used as a macro lens. I used Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 on a Canon EOS camera 350D using a makeshift design. How to use old lenses with a landing M39 thread on modern Nikon cameras read here, and on Canon here.

View of Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 on the Central Control Commission

View of Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 on the Central Control Commission

Now, in 2013, Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 at flea markets sell at 150-200 cu It is considered one of the most legendary lenses of the Soviet Union, although it was originally copied from the German Zonnar. Soviet lenses with aperture F / 1.4, F / 1.5 can be counted on one hand. You can find an interesting overview of Jupiter-3 converted "to infinity" here.

Type of enlightenment of the lens Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5

Type of enlightenment of the lens Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5

The lens has a single layer coating, which is indicated by the red letter 'P' in the lens name. The focusing ring rotates 180 degrees, the front lens does not rotate when focusing, and the lens trunk lengthens slightly. The MDF of the lens is 1 meter. Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 is interesting for its 13 blade aperture. The aperture is continuously adjustable without fixed intermediate values. Very few lenses boast 13 diaphragm blades that form a perfect even hole, which creates the right circles of blur.

Jupiter-3 lens aperture

Jupiter-3 lens aperture

Sample Photos

Everything is shot at F / 1.5. The lens has a chic, unusual design. Many just love the bokeh of the lens. I used Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 only in macro mode, because it is difficult for me to judge the quality of the photo in reality. But still, the lens gives a strong yellow-green tint in the photo and has pronounced spherical aberrations at F / 1.5.

My experience

On the Canon 350D I planted Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 not using a conventional adapter, but simply drowned the lens in the bayonet shaft of the camera, and then fixed this design with an opaque adhesive tape. Thus, I tried to somewhat reduce the macro effect.

I do not recommend throwing away so much money for the sake of Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5, but the younger brother of the lens can serve as a quite worthy replacement for it - Jupiter 8... Jupiter-8 and Jupiter-3 take pride of place in my printed album of 'bockenators'. I was so delighted with the drawing of Jupiter-3 that I ordered a Jupiter-8 cinema lens for $ 3. for macro experiments :) although I have long sworn not to buy old manual optics!

Sizes of two range-finding fifty dollars

Sizes of two range-finding fifty dollars

Catalog modern brand lenses 'Zenitar' и 'Helios' can look at this link.

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will answer you, as well as you can express your opinion or describe your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.


Conclusions:

Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P - small, compact super-high-aperture Soviet fifty for rangefinder cameras. It has a very nice drawing, but unfortunately there is no mirror version of the lens. Nowadays Jupiter-3 50 / 1.5 is more expensive than many 'native' autofocus reflexes of fifty dollars.

You can still read interesting information on JUPITER-3 in the review JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF.

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Comments: 84, on the topic: Overview of Jupiter-3 1: 1,5 F = 5cm P

  • Andrei

    While the photos are indoors, the streets will be later

  • Andrei

    Here, fluorescent lamps spoil the whole compote

  • Andrei

    Indoor without flash

  • Arthur

    I have a 1956 copy with a lot of micro-scratches on the front lens. Perhaps it is this that influences the fact that the lens does not hold at all not only backlight, but even side light. Nevertheless, I decided to keep the lens with myself, because, let's say ... "atmospheric" :-)
    A couple of test shots taken immediately after purchase:
    http://mihanev.ru/blog/-yupiter-3.html

  • Andrei

    As promised street photos

  • Andrei

    More

  • Andrei

    Panorama

    • Rodion

      Very sad, this lens is clearly not the right application.

  • Andrei

    And the culprit of the banquet itself

  • Amateur photographer

    I looked at all these dances with a tambourine around the over-praised Jupiter 3, compared it with the 50/1,7 minolta pattern that I bought for 1,5 rubles in 2016 and realized that we didn’t need the Jupiter shore, my minolta was everything. plastic watercolors and airy not flaky bokeh and constructive forever.

    • Andrei

      Honestly, I don’t see anything really bad in Jupiter. If I approached it on the cost side, I got it for free. Therefore, it has the right to life. Each lens has fans and vice versa.

    • Lynx

      minolta for one and a half thousand ?? nafig is not necessary.
      Jupiter 3 can be found for 200 rubles, yes an adapter will cost 300 rubles, a convenient iron construct without any ugly watercolors in the picture.

      • Arthur

        I was looking for Jupiter-3 for three years. On Hammer (while he was alive), on Avito, on au.ru, on eBay, on LensClub, on the Flea market ClubFoto.Ru. And therefore I can responsibly declare - you are wrong. It is impossible to find Jupiter-3 for 200 rubles

        • Lynx

          And here it is ... YES!
          http://vk.com/lynx_tassi?w=wall16592987_16517%2Fall
          And the lynx never looked for him. They just went in, saw and bought ...

          Could of course be cut off with you for a dispute, but alas, I do not argue.

          • Alexander Hedgehog

            And I went broke yesterday, but for some reason ideally Krasnogorsk 1956 birth is handsome!

            • Lynx

              congratulating!

          • Andrei

            Where did you buy if not a server? :)

            • lynx

              Antiques on Karl Marx. But there is no more.

  • Ananim

    I think I like the glass

    • Alexander Hedgehog

      in the evening I tested

  • Simon

    A ragged Jupiter-3 costs 4000-5000 tyrs today. new 7000-9000 tyrov ... What they write at the top is incomprehensible, apparently they did not get off the time machine ... And the drawing of Jupiter-2 and the depth of field deserves respect (if anyone has eyes) and understanding.

    • Simon

      Sori: I wrote Jupitnr-2 sealed up ... And then they will drag ... the rabbits.

  • Andrei

    Tell me how to understand what year the lens? Is there any sort of base of serial numbers or a comparison of appearance? I dug up the Internet floor, but everywhere the same infa, supposedly remade in 54 on our glass, but how changed HZ.
    Help, a friend asks for such a glass before alteration (with Zeiss glass) I do not want to swear!

    • Rodion

      Yes, no one used Zeiss glass in what was called Jupiter-3. Never.
      They could change the enlightenment, the boring of the lenses, whatever - but not the types of glass and radii of curvature, thickness.
      Look for the ZK 50 / 1.5 of the 40s with a Dove prism without a beam, there are still chances, for “Zonnar Krasnogorskiy” ... And then - there is really no information.

      • anonym

        In 1950-51 the last batch of ZK-Jupiter - 3 was released. The release was small. The glasses were from Zeiss. In the latest version, ZK began to be renamed Jupiter - 3, when they decided to release their own line of lenses. So, the last Zonnars from Zeiss released in Krasnogorsk all the same already bore the name Jupiter - 3. They are very easy to distinguish by the "eared" diaphragm. (They were also made of lenses ready from Zeiss. On such copies of the ZK-Jupiter-3 there is a serial number of the lens unit on the tail of the line block.) And in appearance they differ, it can be seen that they were made at another plant. Conclusion: 1. Zeiss glasses were used. 2. Early ZK - Jupiter - 3, this is Carl Zeiss. And only then they counted the optics for our types of glass, and since 1954, Jupiters have been guaranteed to come with our native glasses.

        • Alexander Hedgehog

          There, there’s a serial on the tail of the lens-block and enlightenment of a pale sky color, I have 9 Jupiter, although it is pretty dragged by my life, but at the same time it gives a slightly better picture from those that are in the state of the new 57 and 61 years of release. But there’s no special purpose in hunting for such a thing, it’s very rare, and that difference in the picture is noticeable only when comparing head-on.

        • Nicholas

          So so. First. “Zeiss” lenses can be distinguished: a) by the brass (not aluminum) frame of the lens unit itself; b) according to the collapsible design of this lens unit (rear lenses in a separate frame are screwed into a brass tube), and the rear frame must have a number. Please note that unlike the original zonnars, where the numbers on the nameplate and on the back frame must match (otherwise it is self-assembly), they often DO NOT coincide for Jupiters and ZK. The “eared” diaphragm was different: there are absolute copies of the zonnar along the notch (I don’t know if the details are German or copied exactly), but there are “ears” with a slightly larger notch (in the Yu-3, I did not see the ZK). Second. The quality of the vaunted early ZK and Yu-3 is very unstable - in the corners, I have. in mind. The sharpness of the later U-3s in the corners is much better, and I consider the Zagorsk U-3s of the 60s to be ideal. Third. Achilles' heel of U-3 is light scattering. The fact is that (practically no one knows about this) the zonnar had multi-layered enlightenment (yes, yes!). Anyone who has seen it will never confuse the original Zonnar with a fake. There were two layers - that's for sure, I saw it personally under a microscope on the scratched places, whether there was another layer - I don't know. Our team took out a vacuum chamber on an airplane to spray enlightenment, but they banged it when the plane crashed. After that, experiments with single-layer clarifications began. There were many options. The early U-3s, on the whole, quite successfully imitate the zonnars in terms of the highlight color, but the contrast is still worse, and the hares are stronger. The most disgusting enlightenment is bright turquoise, from which turquoise hares jump all over the frame, and the image turns very yellow (for reference: the tint of the image is always complementary to the enlightenment color), more precisely, even with a brownish tint. The most transparent (but slightly yellow to light) Ju-3 is amethyst in color (ZOMZ 1960s). The most color-neutral images are with amber coating (including Valdai). The fourth - again about light scattering: lens blackening. Papa Carlo's lens ends were ABSOLUTELY black. And coupled with the cartoonish enlightenment, it gives very good contrast in the shadows, no veil. Moreover, Zeiss Jena and Zeiss Oberkochen are exactly the same (well, it is true, I tested only two Oberkochen zonnars, so I cannot vouch for the mass character). But there is one byaka: this most remarkable blackening lags behind shells (not like Schneider's, with “schneiderite” bubbles, but shells). Therefore, if you saw a lens where the ends are half completely black and half completely unblacked, this is most likely a zonnar. As always, we have everything in between: the early U-3s (up to the 60s) have gray rather than black lens ends, but from the 70s the trouble begins, blackening becomes very bad, barely noticeable. It is clear that such lenses flare in order. Well, something like this…

  • Artem

    another soviet nedocopia

    • Rodion

      ... which is better than the original? (comparison in a lab somewhere on the lance was, clearly not in favor of Zonnar)

    • Nicholas

      Artyom, did you personally compare them in order to dismissively about a “shovel copy”? I was comparing. By the will of fate, several dozen Jupiters, ZK and Zonnars passed through my hands. Mainly in Soviet times - they were not in short supply then. So, a short summary. The ZK and the early ("eared") Ju-3s are no better, and often worse than the Zonnars, which is not surprising - they were collected from Zeiss illiquid assets. From 1956-1957 the situation changed: Jupiters became BETTER in resolution than their prototype. By the way, if anything, even during the war, ours learned to produce glass without bubbles, which the Germans did not know how later. The sonnar has only one advantage: slightly higher contrast and definitely better glare resistance.

  • Vadim

    I have it with a M42 landing thread.

  • OsmiusRDBa

    What do you need to

  • Sierra_on

    Something from the archive

  • Sierra_on

    Such are the bikes)

  • Sierra_on

    Glass is interesting, sorry sold

  • Sierra_on

    ..2015

  • Asteroid

    Rumor has it that the new Zenitar - 1,5 / 50 with E-mount for Sony mirrorless cameras, scheduled for release in 2021, is our Jupiter-3 with a new frame. It may well be - the flange allows you to point to infinity.

  • Fedor

    Great lens, the drawing is just magical. Today I also have a white frame in addition to the black version))

    • Serg

      What sharpness is better for black or white?

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