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1950s KMZ SILVER JUPITER-9 85mm f/2 red П portrait RF M39 LTM Leica Mount

1950s KMZ SILVER JUPITER-9 85mm f/2 red П portrait RF M39 LTM Leica Mount

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Compatible Brand: For Canon,For Four Thirds,For Leica,For Lomo,For Lumix,For Nikon,For Olympus,For Panasonic,For Samsung,For Sony,For Yashica,For Zenit
Maximum Aperture: f/2
Mount: M39
Focal Length: 85mm
Year Manufactured: 1950s
Brand: KMZ Zenit
Series: Jupiter
Type: High Quality,Lens,Portrait,Standard,Telephoto
Focus Type: Manual
Camera Type: Rangefinder
Compatible Filter Size: 49 mm

Very rare and very qualitative M39 Jupiter-9 RF Silver 

1950s KMZ red П version with the best optics quality.

KMZ factory !!! No Arsenal, no LZOS(Lytkarino)!!!

Jupiter-9, quite compact and fast portrait lens. Developed for range finder cameras. Can be used on many other systems with an adapter. The lens aperture has 15 blades. This will keep the bokeh even at any aperture.

One of the best Russian portrait lenses. The Jupiter-9 lens is quite good as a portrait painter. It gives a rather sharp, but plastic and three-dimensional picture. Due to the low resolution and low contrast, it transmits semitones well and hides skin defects.

Not all lenses were produced at KMZ: some were produced by the Arsenal plant, and some were produced by LZOS(Lytkarino). The low production culture in Lytkarino and the associated almost 100% optical marriage caused unflattering reviews about this lens among amateur photographers. However, low-quality lenses produced by LZOS are, one might say, generally different Jupiter-9s, which manifest themselves during operation differently from Krasnogorsk(KMZ) or Arsenal ones.

The best Jupiter-9 lenses can be considered white KMZ Jupiters, produced before 1965.

There are many Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 lenses currently on sale on the secondary market at quite attractive prices (the MC version is rare, though). It is better to give preference to lenses that were exported (Jupiter is written in Latin letters), white/silver lenses before 1965 and black MC lenses after 1988.

The Jupiter-9 short aperture telephoto lens is one of the most famous Soviet portrait lenses. The lens was developed on the basis of the Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 85/2 and has been produced since 1951 in a frame for rangefinder cameras of the Contax RF (Kyiv) and M39 LTM (Zorkiy, FED) systems. It is believed that the prototype Jupiter-9, "Zonnar-Krasnogorsky" ZK-85 was produced from German lens blocks from 1948 to 1951.


Usual shipping time (with tracking) to EU 7-25 days, USA and Canada 10-35 days, other world 15-45 days. 

This is a used item and may have traces of usage. Purchasing old/vintage/used equipment please make sure it is compatible with your new cameras, lenses etc. you are going to use it with. Import duties, taxes and charges are not included in the item price or shipping cost. 

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