Jupiter-8, 50/2, Black

(7 customer reviews)

$95.00

SKU: j8ltm_black Category:

Description

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 – ∞
  • 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 late 1970’s. The glass is coated.

The lens is in excellent condition, clean glass, clean exterior. The focusing is smooth.
There maybe some very minor blemishes and minor sign of use on the lens exterior.


This Jupiter-8 comes with generic front and rear caps.
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 Jupiter-8 lenses offered for sale. You will receive a lens in the same condition. 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.

Additional information

Weight 1 lbs

7 reviews for Jupiter-8, 50/2, Black

  1. Frank Story

    My Jupiter 8 came three days after completion of the order – fast shipping. It’s in great shape and will serve me well I’m sure. There’s nowhere better to buy FSU equipment than from Yuri.

  2. William Rachal

    This is one of the nicest 50mm lenses I have used. It is extremely sharp, and also renders beautiful bokeh at wider apertures. The front of the lens rotates when the lens if focused. It is very well made. My “go-to” 50!

  3. Neil Kohl

    My Jupiter-8 was in beautiful shape, almost pristine. The first photos I took with it look great. I’m very happy!

  4. Robert Klein

    same here, Yuri picked out a really good one for me, lens was like new. i’m totally satisfied and the black lens goes so well with the green FED-2

  5. Nathan Coffin

    Yesterday I was very happy to receive order #5848, an extremely pretty Zorki 1 with a Jupiter 8. I am beyond impressed by the condition of the camera and lens. I wanted to express my gratitude for your work not just on this order, but in maintaining such a reputable store. It is not surprising that Fedka.com is recommended time and time again.

  6. John Decker

    I received my FED 50/F3.5 lens yesterday and am thrilled at how nice it is. Listed as “mint-” but it could be upgraded to “like new” or better, it’s that nice.

    It works perfectly on my Leica, Canons and even my Fuji XE-1 with adapter. Beautiful compactness and works smoothly. Very happy with my purchase.

    Shipping was lightning fast and packaging was top notch.

    Buy from Yuri with confidence, you will not be disapponted!

  7. Robert Thompson

    I recently purchased a New Old Stock (NOS) Jupiter-8 from Fedka. It came in literally new condition — including black capsule and factory papers and front / rear caps.

    The lens itself is brand-new, absolutely perfect. The focus ring is extremely smooth, the blades are clear, and the barrell is constructed with excellent materials and good construction.

    I use this lens on my Leica M3 and my Leica M240, it is a nice addition to my collection.

    Thanks again Yuri for another excellent transaction!

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