Monday, 7 May 2012
Reading the News
GXR A12-M, f2.8, 1/125, ISO 1822, RAW, 53mm (Jupiter-12 f2.8 35mm L)
Kind of funny, on the same day I publish my 'Spring Clean' post, I receive a collection of Russian lenses and 2 FED-4 cameras to go with them.
My Russian comrades would be proud of my collection of Jupiter and Industar lenses. ;)
I now have the Jupiter-8 f2.0 50mm (twice, one to sell), Jupiter-9 f2.0 85mm, Jupiter-11 f4.5 135mm, Jupiter-12 f2.8 35mm and the Industar-61 f2.8 55mm (twice and one to sell) and some Fed and Zorki cameras I need to run some film through.
Having all these Russian lenses, I have to say that they are all really nice to use and offer very good quality. Especially the Jupiter-12 is a beautiful lens to look at with the rear element looking like a drop or the Jupiter-11 with the blue glow on the glass or the 1:1 Zeiss copy of the Jupiter-9. The seamless aperture is also very good for video I would imagine.
I will do a post on these at some point but if you get get a good copy I can fully recommend these lenses since they perform very well and especially the Jupiter lenses are also well built (can't say the same about the Industar ones). How else can you get a full collection of lenses for less than the price of an old Leica lens or even a Voigtlander lens.