October 15, 2017

Jupiter 11 Lens – first shots on my Canon 5d IV

By In Gallery, Wallingford and Oxfordshire
One of the most lacklustre sunrises I’ve seen. This morning went from dark to a dull light with hardly a whisper of decent dawn light to be seen. And the day just went on like that – totally overcast, yet surprisingly warm for October. The walk was to give my newly acquired lens, a vintage Russian Jupiter 11, its first outing. A couple of images I returned with I am pleased with, but it was just fun wandering around the castle and along by the river taking photos until the bottom of my jeans grew heavy with dew.

While the lens does resemble a bolt on a drain pipe I am super impressed with the quality of the images. Yep, I find it damn tricky to focus if handholding, but its fine on a tripod. Annoyingly two images I had high hopes for are out of focus. I shall just have to go and reshoot. The lens is also odd in operation in that the aperture ring is at the font of the lens and is set to the side rather than viewable on the top.

Jupiter 11 Lens – first shots on my Canon 5d IV

“The Jupiter-11 135 mm f/ 4 (Russian: “Юпитер”) is a medium prime tele lens with a single-layer coating for film SLR cameras with the m39 screw mount.
The export variant of the lens was named the Jupiter-11,135/4
Real focal length: 133 mm
The lens is a Soviet replica of the German Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar T 135 mm f/ 4
The Jupiter-11,135 mm f/ 4 is characterized with a very compact size, with a nice Sonnar blur of confusion zones* (mainly due to the 11-blade iris aperture), rather good resolution and contrast.” AllPhotoLenses

*they mean bokeh.

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