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Early 1959 KMZ silver Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 SLR portrait lens M39 M42

Early 1959 KMZ silver Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 SLR portrait lens M39 M42

Regular price $285.00 USD
Regular price $355.00 USD Sale price $285.00 USD
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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

Custom Bundle: No

Mount: M39

Focal Length: 85mm

Year Manufactured: 1970s

MPN: Does Not Apply

Exterior Material: Aluminum

Brand: Jupiter

Series: KMZ Zenit

Type: Lens,High Quality,Portrait,Standard,Telephoto

Compatible Lens Front: 48 mm

Focus Type: Manual

Camera Type: Rangefinder

Model: JUPITER-9

Compatible Filter Size: 49 mm

Country/Region of Manufacture: Russian Federation

Very rare and very qualitative M39 Jupiter-9 SLR Silver 

1959 KMZ version lens with the best optics quality.

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


Condition: Very good, fully functional. No fungus, no fog. There is minor damage to the coating on the front glass. Which have no effect on the quality of the images.

 Jupiter-9, quite compact and fast portrait lens in m39 mount(Zenit, Pentax, Practika etc) – will work on modern DSLRs as well as mirrorless systems: Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm XE-1 etc.

Not all lenses were produced at KMZ: some were produced by the Arsenal plant, and some were produced by LZOS(Lytkarino).

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

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.

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.


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.


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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