Focal length alternatives for Jupiter-8

Main probable use Jupiter 8 - these are bust portraits. The lens is not suitable for video shooting. management is far from the best. The analogs for digital cameras presented below are the legacy of the past, which is still in use today.

Industar-50, Industar-50-2 50mm f / 3.5 m42

A complete analogue of Industar-22, since the 60s, has been produced for SLR cameras, and in its mass, it is quite common. Optical qualities are not bad, with the exception of certain nuances in the work.

Helios 44 series

Helios of any modification will have better artistic characteristics due to the working wide aperture of f / 2, and older Helios models are more resistant to backlight.

Carl Zeiss Jena Pancolar 50mm f / 1.8 m42

It is a good choice for leisurely shooting portraits with shallow depth of field and artistic background blur.

Meyer Optik Domiplan 50mm f / 2.8

Made according to the "Tessar" scheme, has a sharp and clean picture, good sharpness, easy to handle, lightweight. Widespread and cheap.

Sample photos from Jupiter-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P light, focusing drive, 1955

Sony A7II, developing in Capture One.

Sample photos from Jupiter-8 1: 2 F = 5cm P light, focusing ring, 1959

Sample photos taken with Sony A7 II, aperture priority mode, post-processing in Capture One.

Jupiter-8 2/50 on a DSLR camera

The rangefinder lens becomes a macro lens. Modeled using the M42-Nex adapter. The decrease in the focusing distance is due to the difference in the focal lengths of rangefinder and SLR cameras.

Sample photos on film, Jupiter-8

A selection of photographs on film using the Jupiter-8 lens.

Author - Misha Kirov (development and photo printing in Tver)

Jupiter 8 example photo (Anton Blok)

 

Summary

In fact, Jupiter-8 turned out to be a good portrait lens, for shooting in cloudy weather, during the day - a very good option. Excellent sharpness, working open aperture with sharpness, but a slight veil that can add artistry to the photo and soften the skin imperfections of the model, as well as facilitate subsequent post-processing. Widespread in the market, inexpensive. The best quality, objectively, will be the version of the lens of earlier releases, as in the review.


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