Quote Originally Posted by Akkorn
Hello All,

I have an early Kiev 4a (1959) with jupiter 8. I like the 85mm focal lenth to shoot lowlight performance in jazz clubs & theater. Will the Jupiter-9 be sharp at f2 or should I pay more for one of the Zeiss 85's or even a Nikkor 85. Or is a Sonnar a Sonnar?

I also have an early Kiev (same year as yours) and I had the chance to try out the J9. It's a good lens, also if mine is subject to flare without the hood.

Btw, as usual with FSU stuff, you have to find a good one, quality control wasn't so effective in their plants.