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REVIEW: Jupiter-12 35mm f/2.8

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Posted by Bengt Köhler Sandberg 2012-03-27


Jupiter-12 35mm f/2.8

This odd looking lens is a Russian copy of a mid 1930s Zeiss Biogon 3,5cm f/2.8

Specs:

Lens:
35mm

Aperture:
f/2.8 to f/22
5 bladed aperture

Focus:
Infinit to 1.0m (3.3ft)

Mount:
Leica M39 screw mount

Covers:
Standard 35mm film size (24×36 mm negative)

Jupiter-12 35mm f/2.8


Image quality

Analogue B&W film
Diden´t expect so unsharp corners.
And you have this corner problem at next to all apertures.
But really great center shapness and nice contrast.
Jupiter-12 35mm
                            f/2.8
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f/2.8 - f/4 - f/5.6 - f/8 - f/11 - f/16 - f/22

Bokeh
Nice!
Jupiter-12








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Build quality

Its from Russia with love!
So its built like a rock with other words.


Conclusion

Like most old Russian lenses the image and built quality can vary from lens to lens.
I think I got a really nice copy unless some have better corner sharpness.
But it got great contrast and also very good center sharpness at all apertures.

I like this ergonomically exept for the aperture ring which you find at the front of the lens.
Its a bit fiddly but its not a major problem.

This it also a very small lens for a wide angle f/2.8.
And the most part is in side the camera, unfortunately this is a problem for some cameras.
The Voigtländer Bessa - R have a dual curtain shutter which is in the way if you try to mount this lens.

Thumbs up:
Great image quality exept for the unsharp corners
Small & lightweight

Thumbs down:
Corners shapness
Fiddly aperture lever
Don´t work with all M39 cameras



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Jupiter-12 35mm f/2.8

Technical Info
Camera: Zorki 6
Scanner: Plustek OpticFilm 7600i
Film: Efke 25
Developer: Kodak D76

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