Jupiter-9, 85/2 Chrome

The Russian Jupiter-9 is a high quality, fast portrait lens for the Contax and Kiev rangefinder cameras. It is a copy of Zeiss Sonnar 85/2.

Jupiter-9 is one of the most desirable Russian lenses in both Contax and Leica (39 mm) mounts. It produces very pleasant images and you can control depth-of-field with a wide range of aperture settings. The lens mounted on a Contax or Kiev has a nice balanced feel.

  • Focal length

84.5 mm

  • Aperture

1:2 (settings from 2 to 22)

  • Field of coverage


  • Focusing

1.15 m - Infinity

  • Filter size

M49x0.5 mm

  • Optical registration (back focus)

34.85? 0.02 mm

  • Mount

Contax/Kiev External Bayonet

  • Optical design

7 elements in 3 groups

  • The glass is coated; the barrel has a polished aluminum/chrome finish

This Jupiter-9 was made in 1961. The lens in GOOD+ condition and comes with both front and rear caps and a case. There are some cleaning marks/faint scratches on the front element, but thye will not affect image quality.

This Jupiter-9 is shown mounted on a Contax II (camera is not included).

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