Archived posting to the Leica Users Group, 2006/01/08

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Subject: [Leica] Bought a Couple of Russian Jupiter LTM Lenses
From: gregj.lorenzo at (GREG LORENZO)
Date: Sun Jan 8 20:45:06 2006

> Greg,
> Most people seem to get good results from the Jupiter 8 and 12.  
> Assumingthey weren't built after the vodka break I believe you 
> will be pleasantly surprised.  Results should be as good as the 
> first generation Summicron for the 50 with much less flare. 
> The Jupitor 12 will give you some surprisinglygood results, 
> at least my 35 Biogon does.  By modern standards less contrast
> but not much light fall off and no distortion to speak of.

Hi Don,

I figure the biggest risk is going to be the lenses arriving here at all via 
the Russian Post then Canada Post (heavily staffed by the Living Dead). I 
also remember reading somewhere that some of the Russian made lenses just 
won't focus properly with LTM cameras. I'm thinking I either have to buy 
another lens or use it as a paper weight if this turns out to be the case. I 
do use an early Summicron and a lens hood is an absolute must when using 
this lens in the direction of a strong light source.



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