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    Jupiter lens

    WTB: Looking for the Jupiter 9 lens (85mm f/2). I could use either the M-42 or the M-39 mount. I have adapters for either 1. Anyone in the PNW would be preference (re: shipping cost). Thanks.

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    I have one in M-42. Jaykhill@aol.com
    John, Mount Vernon, Virginia USA

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    Quote Originally Posted by Anscojohn View Post
    I have one in M-42. Jaykhill@aol.com
    e-mail sent...

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    I bought an M42 fit one at my Camera Club auction for £ 1-00 !! I have used it recently in a Jazz Club on my Praktica LB loaded with 1998 dated Fuji Neopan 1600 film -- at f2 it was not very sharp and still difficult to focus in the dim light accurately even though the LB has a brighter and larger Micro-prism than my PENTAXes SV or Spotmatic.
    An 'Old Dog still learning New Tricks !

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    How do people like theses lenses ? I ran into Russian glass when I got a Helios 44-2 58. I liked the bokeh that it had. Looks of a solid metal with a nice coating on the lenses.

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    I have a J-9 for Contax and I love it so far.
    Mine is from the early 60's and although you can plainly see blueish purple coatings it's not biting in the contrast dept.
    It has a nice softness in contrast and is plenty sharp wide open in the center.
    I'm just getting to know it but from the first shots I did with it I knew it would be a keeper.

    There is a fair amount of info and example shots to show boke over at RFF.

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    Quote Originally Posted by brucemuir View Post
    I have a J-9 for Contax and I love it so far.
    Mine is from the early 60's and although you can plainly see blueish purple coatings it's not biting in the contrast dept.
    It has a nice softness in contrast and is plenty sharp wide open in the center.
    I'm just getting to know it but from the first shots I did with it I knew it would be a keeper.

    There is a fair amount of info and example shots to show boke over at RFF.
    Fall in love on the first date ?


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    I was purposely shooting minimum focus distance to see what the boke was like and rf shooting an 85mm can be touchy.
    Especially a moving subject at f/2 in marginal light, iffy rf patch, limited experience with the camera, etc
    Everything came together for me and needless to say I was pleased.

    I think there must be something to the claim that the longer rf base on the Contax helps at longer focal lengths.

    Haven't tried the 135 and I think the 85 will be all I need.

    I'm sure you'll love yours when you get it set up.
    The sonnars just have that look I always favored.

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    I have been doing a fair amount of 135 in the spring with Canon FD glass as well as Vivitar but at times it can be a bit too much.

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    Hard to beat a CARL ZEISS MC S (SONNAR) 135MM 1:3.5
    I would think

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