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Subject: [Leica] Jupiter lens question
From: jhnichols at (Jim Nichols)
Date: Wed, 11 Mar 2009 22:49:47 -0500
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>From what I recall of comments on RFF, the Jupiter-9 can be a gamble.  If 
85mm is your FL of choice, the Steinheil Culminar 2.8/85 in LTM is probably 
the least expensive.  Although not up to the mechanical properties of the 
name brands, this lens makes good images.  I have two, one in LTM and one in 
Exacta mount, and have had good luck with them.

Jim Nichols
Tullahoma, TN USA
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Philip F" <photo.forrest at>
To: "Leica Users Group" <lug at>
Sent: Wednesday, March 11, 2009 10:36 PM
Subject: [Leica] Jupiter lens question

> The nice photos taken with an 85mm f/2 have got me thinking about an
> alternative lens. As I'd like the original Nikkor 85mm or Zeiss Jena
> 85mm f/2.0 they seem to be hard to find in M39 as well as pricey. The
> Jupiter-9 looks to be pretty common. What are the opinions of this
> lens? Is the sample ratio of pass:fail bad like some of the Russian
> copy lenses? I'm intending to use it for my long focal length with an
> R-D1 since I already have a 135mm finder and the 85mm focal length
> comes close to the FOV of the finder I own.
> Thanks all.
> Phil Forrest
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