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Early 1960 KMZ silver Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 SLR portrait lens M39 M42

Early 1960 KMZ silver Jupiter-9 85mm f/2 SLR portrait lens M39 M42

Regular price $335.00 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
Mount: M39 + M42
Focal Length: 85mm
Exterior Material: Aluminum
Brand: Jupiter
Series: KMZ Zenit
Type: Lens,High Quality,Portrait,Standard,Telephoto
Focus Type: Manual
Camera Type: SLR
Model: JUPITER-9
Compatible Filter Size: 49 mm

SLR Silver KMZ Jupiter-9 85/2 M39(+М42 adapter)

1960 KMZ version lens with the best optics quality.

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

This version of Jupiter-9 lens is very difficult to find nowadays because only a limited number were produced in KMZ factory.

 Very rare and very qualitative Jupiter-9, quite compact and fast portrait lens in (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.

Condition: Very good, fully functional. No fungus, no fog. 

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 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.

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 or Arsenal ones.


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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Full refund will be issued after I receive the item back. Buyers have to pay for the return shipping, except for receiving wrong or defective items. In those cases I will cover your shipping expenses (applied only for economy international shipping services).

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