Tuesday, September 11, 2012

The Other Juipter-9 85mm f2 LTM

At the last Sunday's camera show I picked up only one "real" lens - a black Jupiter-9 85mm f2 LTM, for no reason other than a "good deal".  Now, who can past up on a good deal, right?  So now I end up with two Jupiter-9s.  One black and one silver.  The black one seems to be older that has no coating on it, whereas the silver one has purple colored coating.  Both lenses should be optically identical.

Jupiter-9 Brothers. Click for larger. 

Took it out for a spin today, and found that they both perform about the same.  Very good already wide open, and very sharp stop down a bit.  The circular aperture helps with the nice bokeh.  It's a nice lens to use on EVIL cameras.

Fallen Leaf - NEX-5N & Black Juipter-9 85mm f2. Click for larger.

Bike Bell - NEX-5N & Black Juipter-9 85mm f2.

Window Washing - NEX-5N & Black Juipter-9 85mm f2.


  1. Hi,

    I think your blog is amazing! Great work and inspiration. One question, what adapter did you use to mount the LTM Jupiter lenses? Rgds//Robert from Sweden

    1. Thanks! I boubght my L39-NEX adapter from Rainbow Imaging on Ebay. They are based in the USA and ship from USA. Very good service and prices are comparable to vendors based in China/Hong Kong.

  2. Ok thanks for that. I will look that up on the bay. Keep up the excellent work! You are really talented! //Robert