Jupiter-3, 50/1.5, Chrome, 1950, With Tabs


Jupiter-3, 50/1.5, Chrome, 1950, With Tabs

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Russian Jupiter-3
lens in Leica Threadmount

This lens is a copy of a Zeiss
Sonnar 50/1.5. It was initially made for the Kiev line in Contax/Kiev
bayonet mount and later produced in Leica thread mount.

  • Focal length
52.4 mm
  • Aperture
1:1.5 (steps from 1.5 to
  • Focusing
1 m – Infinity
  • Filter size


M40.5×0.5 mm
  • Optical registration
    (back focus)
0.02 mm
  • Mount
M39x1 mm (LTM). The lens
mounts and RF couples with any Leica or Leica copy (FED, Zorki etc.)
  • The glass is coated,
    the barrel has a chrome finish.

The lens is in EXC- condition, there are some minor cleaning marks on the front element, signs of age on the barrel. These flaws are very minor and would not affect image quality or lens performance in any way. The focusing is smooth.

The Jupiter-3 comes with both caps and case.

The Jupiter-3 was sold as a high-end option on some Zorki cameras (Zorki, Zorki-2S,
Zorki-3 to name a few).

This particular lens was made in 1950, a very early and rare sample. It is heavier than later lenses (more brass parts) and has tabs on the aperture ring, just like the the very first Sonnar copy – ZK.

The lens is shown mounted on a
Leica IIIf (not included).

Additional information

Weight 1.5 lbs


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