Exclusive JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 review with Contax-Kiev RF mount

According provided by lens JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with serial number 720915 (manufactured at ZOMZ - Zagorsk Optical and Mechanical Plant), many thanks to Denis '10111' Tkachenko.

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 from this review has an internal Contax-Kiev RF mount and, unlike lenses with an external Contax-Kiev RF mount, does not have a focus ring, depth of field zoom and focus distance scale. You can find a lot of useful information about the unusual Contax-Kiev RF mount lens in the review JUPITER-11 1: 4 F = 13,5cm P with external mount Contax-Kiev RF.

There are a large number of Soviet modifications of JUPITER-3 with a Contax-Kiev RF bayonet, produced at different times and at different factories. Below is some useful information about JUPITER-3 from Denis:

It is well known that the 'Jupiter' to 3 'is a Soviet copy of the famous German lens' Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 1: 1.5 f = 5cm', which was designed by the talented designer, optometrist Ludwig Bertele in 1932 as sverhsvetosilny lens for your camera Zeiss Ikon Contax I.

Originally finished lenses and linzobloki original Zeiss Sonnar delivered in the Soviet Union as reparations following the Second World War. In the second half of the 40s, due to the elimination of stocks of finished optics in Germany were deployed production linzoblokov, which are then delivered to the USSR in the Krasnogorsk mechanical plant, and installed in the frame under the name 'Zorko LC 1: 1.5 f = 5cm P' ( ZK - Zeiss Sonnar Krasnogorsk, Sharp - telegraph factory address in wartime). These lenses were made as in the embodiment of fastening M39h1 / 28.8, and at this embodiment to the bayonet devices Kontaks and Kiev. A characteristic feature of these lenses is the so-called. 'Tabs' in the aperture control ring that moved by inheritance from Zeiss Sonnar.

Since 1948, with the participation of German specialists, the production of lenses was transferred to the USSR, to the Krasnogorsk plant, where the lens was recalculated and produced from stocks of German optical glass. Between 1950 and 1951 the name of the lens was changed - the abbreviation 'ZK' disappeared, the now known name 'JUPITER-3 1: 1.5 f = 5cm P' appeared.

By 1954, due to the depletion of the captured optical glass lens was restated MD Maltsev under domestic assortment of optical glass. The new version of the lens began to be produced in 1955, but already in the next 1956 the production of 'JUPITER-3' was transferred to the Zagorsk Optical-Mechanical Plant, where it was produced until the end of the 70s.

It is' Zagorsk 'JUPITERS-3' that make up the bulk of the manufactured lenses, both threaded and bayonet. Since 1962, the marking and logo of ZOMZ have changed - instead of 'bonding lenses'the stylized eye was used (as on the lens from this review), and the name became more modern -' JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 '. Due to the presence of enlightenment in all lenses produced in the USSR, the letter 'P', which signified its presence, also disappeared. In the production process perfected enlightenment, however, it remained a single layer of a chemical.

Since the late 70s production 'Jupiter-3' was transferred to the plant 'Jupiter' in Valdai, where the black threaded version is released. They are distinguished by more perfect enlightenment, which allows them to better convey color. Production continued until the mid-80s.

Also known experimental batches of lenses are produced in the first half of the 50s in the GOI for the camera prototypes 'Leningrad'. A quantity of lenses in the late 50s was prepared for the camera 'Comet' special bayonet embodiment.

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 has a diaphragm with thirteen petals... The petals are matte; when they are closed, a regular round hole is formed. The lens has only one ring - the aperture control ring, with its help you can set any value of the F-number: from F / 1.5 to F / 22. The ring has intermediate values ​​not fixed and rotates smoothly. On the body there are labels for F / 1.5, 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11, 22. F-ring is narrow and it is not always convenient to use.

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

Jupiter-3 small, weighs about 150 grams, uses filters diameter 40.5 mm. The native front cover has no snaps and just fits snugly against the lens barrel. The lens is made well, judging by the numbers - in 1972.

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

The relative aperture of 1: 1.5 is 1.78 larger than the 1: 2 used by the little brother - JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P... JUPITER-3 - one of the most high-aperture lenses Soviet.

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

And some more photos of the lens itself:

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

Enlightenment of the front lens JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with a Contax-Kiev RF mount. The front lens casts a faint yellowish tint

 

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

Enlightenment of the rear lens of the JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 lens with a Contax-Kiev RF mount, the lens casts a lilac shade

 

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

The size of the lens JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

 

JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF

Sizes of JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with a mount of Contax-Kiev RF and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF

 

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5/50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

 

JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF

Sizes of JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with a mount of Contax-Kiev RF and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF

 

 

JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF

JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with a Contax-Kiev RF mount on the KIEV-3a camera and JUPITER-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P with mount Contax-Kiev RF on the KIEV-4a camera

The lens has nezachernennye lens chamfer, which theoretically affect the contrast and exposure. At F / 1.5 lens is very weak in terms of field, close the iris at least until F / 2.0, you can get more or less a normal image. In general, the object of interest in the first place its 'pattern' and the technical components of the image quality go by the wayside :).

Source files can be downloaded. at this link (45 pictures in '.ARW' format, 1.05 GB). In the gallery, all the photos are unprocessed, the usual reduced on-camera JPEG. On the Sony a7 I used JUPITER-3 mirrorless camera with a homemade adapter to mount the Contax RF-Kiev on bayonet SONY E.

Please note that long-range lenses, such as this one, in SLR cameras can not be used. Even if you install them on a DSLR camera, you can only shoot 'macro'.

Jupiter-3 on the Sony a7 camera

Jupiter-3 on the Sony a7 camera

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JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 is quite highly regarded by many photographers and collectors, and at flea markets he asked for large sums of money. By itself, the JUPITER-3 very nice lens.

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Comments: 42, on the topic: Exclusive review JUPITER-3 1,5 / 50 with mount Contax-Kiev RF

  • s.weiss

    Wow! Is it possible in more detail about a home-made adapter ??)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      It is made of the mount of the Kiev camera and adapter M39-Sony E. I did not do it, but our craftsmen. In other reviews there are more of his photo.

      • s.weiss

        Well, thanks at least for the original ingredients))

        • 10111

          Just do not have to smack Kiev. Karma spoils for it.

          • Alexander Hedgehog

            And what do you suggest buying an Ibei adapter for the equivalent of dollars, will karma not deteriorate from this?

  • StudioRAK

    a trifle, but nice :) I have Jupiter-3 at number 5106520 i.e. glass from German stocks :)

    • 10111

      In fact, this has little effect - the fact that often the Zagorian and even Valdai Jupiters are better than the Sonnars.

      • Alexander Hedgehog

        No, the very one has such and the 61st year, so the 51st year gives a subjectively more pleasant figure.

    • Zmitser

      a common misconception about the "German" glasses. if it was ZK, the year of the 46th, I would have believed. and so ...

    • Lynx

      And before the number they were still from German?

      • Read the open archives of GOMZ. It says in black in Russian that many lenses were designed before the war

        Look in the directories when you made a lens conversion for our glasses. Here, after recounting and slightly modified frames (ears and small things), they became not German

      • X

        Until 1951, Jupiter-3 used repair lens blocks assembled by Carl Zeiss. Distinguish them easily on the license plate LINZBLOKAM version bayonet Kiev Kontaks. SERIAL NUMBER Carl Zeiss put on manufactured in Germany optics. If you see a serial on the back, you can be sure that this is a Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T 50 mm f / 1.5 lens. It's simple, if you know! )))

  • Yarkiy

    Interestingly, and my jupiter 8 f2 came with the same Kiev 3 as from the review. I don’t understand what kind of device with a cover on top.

    • Lynx

      Hinged light meter

      • Yarkiy

        Somewhere deep inside, I understand that this is a light meter, but I can’t connect together the direction to differently lit objects, the random swaying of the arrow and the wild number of scales with all kinds of markings, the rotation of which does not affect the shutter speed in any way (by ear, anyway) . So you think, maybe it's still some sort of prehistoric Wi-Fi or GPS. :))

        • 10111

          Instructions to help.

        • Rodin

          He dies quickly.

  • 10111

    By the way, judging by the pictures, I would not say that the lens on the open is just too weak. Based on what was seen, almost all fifty dollars of this kind give a similar picture.

  • Dim

    Why is everything open? It would be interesting to see what changes.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Where is everything open? In the examples, everything is shot at different values ​​of F.

  • Dezdechado

    Gentlemen, advise the artists who paint with light which lens is best to buy on the Nikon 5200,
    Nikon 18-200 or Nikon 16-85. I broke my head, I can’t decide. Tell me please!

    • Ibrahim

      As for me 16-85. But this is not a logical choice, you must choose what you want, for what purposes, etc.

    • Lynx

      Depends on the goals

    • Alexander

      Like a station wagon, take 18-200

  • Alex

    How does the lens focus? and are there adapters on m4 \ 3

  • Super blondie

    color is not very, d700 was better

    • Alexander

      I agree.

  • Michael

    Dezdechado
    For example, I always shot fifty kopecks (Industrial 61), and now I use fifty kopecks from Nikor, and I use TeleSUMOMI and televisions very rarely.

    • Dezdechado

      Thanks for the advice. I have a fifty dollars, it’s not enough for landscapes. Now I’m renting nature for 18-105, everything seems to be fine, but I want more sharpening and a little more quality.

      • Sergei

        Of the native zooms, the expensive Nikkor AF-S 16-35 mm F / 4 G ED VR and Nikkor AF-S 24-70 mm F / 2.8 G ED on the crop will not give a pronounced increase in sharpness, just convenient wagons, I checked. For landscapes, you can find a little BU in good condition Sigma 35mm 1: 1.4 DG A HSM, the angle will not be wide on the crop, but you can glue several pictures into the panorama, detailing in excess. When you go to full frame, the lens will not need to be sold.

  • anonym

    It’s a good lens, but in winter it’s hard to show one branch in sharpness beautifully. Can summer production portraits with normal light at average aperture values ​​(4-8) add over time to the post?

  • Ingvard

    Soaps beautifully, but softit is not as cruel as, for example, my copy of Jupiter-9.
    A good lens, I am looking for such a 39 thread. I hope to dig out or exchange in some pantry. But buy for 7-10 thousand p. I definitely won’t. By the way, after using the rangefinders Jupiter-8, 11 on my samsung NX30, the interest in M42 optics somehow faded away. Rangefinder glass is more compact and often better.

  • Rodya

    I do not quite understand why lenses from rangefinders on SLR cameras cannot be used, but only MACRO can be removed.
    Is it because of the working distance?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Yes.

  • Ivs

    I really like this lens. There is for comparison the Nikon rangefinder aperture fifty fifty and the Jensky and Stuttgart Sonnars under Contact. Nikonovsky lathers in the open. Jensky fits well under bw. Jupiter compares with Zonnar from Stuttgart, although the pictures are different. As a budget analogue of Zonnar is very, very good.

  • anonym

    On open

    • Basil

      Chickens are great!

  • Alexander Hedgehog

    An updated, but the price tag, of course, is also modern 650 beev, so I’m reconciling so far with warm color reproduction, perhaps)

  • Rodion

    Perhaps someone will be interested:
    In Moscow, I will offer to purchase Jupiter-3 ZOMZ for Kiev (state 4/5), with a home-made adapter for Sony or without it. $ 95 or $ 80, respectively.
    You can contact by mail: rudzil@yandex.ru

  • Basil

    Autumn kitchen romance.
    © All rights reserved, respectively ...)

    • Basil

      Photo does not run for some reason ... Comment neither change nor can not remove, therefore, I am sorry ...

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