Jupiter-8 50/2.0 arrived today...

Started Apr 28, 2011 | Discussions thread
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Re: Jupiter-8 50/2.0 arrived today...
In reply to Einmalumdiewelt, Apr 28, 2011

I have this lens too, made in 1963 to be precise. I like it a lot despite its very soft focus and slight play in the focusing ring. It is wonderfully atmospheric and the size of the unit is great.

Optically I have similar affection for the Helios 58/2, but that's a big lump to handle.

Anyway, congratulations with your lens. Beautiful picture. You seem to have a sharper sample than me by the way and I hadn't noticed that curious ringy bokeh in mine. What year was it built (1st 2 numbers of serial #)?

When there is a lot going on in the background, I prefer stopping it down just a tiny bit, to lose the swirl in the bokeh. I don't see swirling in yours though. Wonderful stuff in the back.

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