Jupiter-8, 50/2, Black NEW (NOS)


Jupiter-8, 50/2, Black

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Jupiter-8 (Юпитер-8) lens is a great Soviet/Russian-made copy of a Zeiss Sonnar 50/2. It was produced in both Contax/Kiev bayonet mount and in Leica thread mount.
  • Focal length:   50 mm
  • Aperture:    1:2 (steps from 2 to 22)
  • Focusing range: 1 m – Infinity
  • Filter size:    40.5×0.5 mm
  • Optical registration (back focus):   28.8 +/- 0.02 mm
  • Mount:    M39x1 mm (LTM). The lens mounts and RF couples with any Leica or Leica copy (FED, Zorki etc.)
The lens is finished in black – later production version made from mid-1960’s to the production end in the 1980’s. The glass is coated.
The lens is NOS (new old stock), unused, new glass, smooth focusing.
There maybe some very minor blemishes on the lens exterior, caused by age and storage.
New Jupiter-8 lenses are hard to find, as they were made 40-50 years ago.

The Jupiter-8 was sold as a premium option on some Zorki cameras (Zorki, Zorki-2S, Zorki-3 to name a few). The black variant presented in this lot was shipped as a prime lens on the Zorki-4K.
The lens is shown mounted on a Leica II (camera is for illustration only and is not included).

Please note that the image is for one of several new Jupiter-8 lenses offered for sale, the years are 1970’s-1980’s. The comes with original or generic front and rear caps.
It a particular year or variation is important – please let me know before bidding, so I can check if your request can be accommodated.
Jupiter-8 is a great fast prime lens, it can be used on any Leica (or Leica copy), thread mount or M mount (with an adapter).
It is also a popular choice for a prime lens on many mirrorless cameras, Micro Four Thirds, Sony Nex, and others. A variety of adapters is available.

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Weight 1 lbs


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