JUPITER-9 85mm f/2 portrait lens w/Sonnar style bokeh – Kiev / Contax RF bayonet mount
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Soviet clone of German CARL ZEISS SONNAR 2/85, with its distinct bokeh, smooth step-less aperture control with 15 blades.
Jupiter-9 2/85 lens is one of the most desirable Russian portrait lenses.
Impressive portrait lens is a copy of pre-war Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm f/2 – produces very pleasant images (portraits in particular), and you can control depth-of-field with a wide range of aperture settings.
Originally produced for Kiev rangefinder cameras, nowadays successfully used via adapters on mirrorless cameras like Sony NEX, Olympus Pen, Panasonic G, Canon EOS M, Nikon 1, FujiFilm X-mount etc.
Aperture stops are set continuously, without clicks, which is great for videographers.
The 15 curved blades form round opening throughout the whole range, resulting in smooth pleasing bokeh(out of focus part of image).
Jupiter-9 85mm f/2.0 lens comparing to kit zoom lenses
Jupiter-9 is vintage soviet fast fixed focal length(prime) lens, in high demand nowadays for their fast aperture(f/2), which opens up a world of possibilities for photographer – selective focusing, low light photography, great portraits with vintage feel and distinct bokeh courtesy of Carl Zeiss Sonnar formula in use; for their ability to be mounted on various camera systems via affordable and easily available adapters.
15 curved blades of aperture is more then usual zoom lens will have, providing nearly round opening at all aperture settings.
Mount: Kiev / Contax RF bayonet mount
Focal length: 85mm
Aperture range: 2.0-16
Aperture blades: 15
Close focus: 1.15m
30/18 line per mm optical resolution
This Jupiter-9 is Kiev /Contax RF mount lens, adapters will be required to use this lens on modern cameras:
NEX adapter – for Sony NEX E mount cameras
Fuji X adapter – for FujiFilm X-mount cameras
Micro 4/3 adapter – for Panasonic G, Olympus Pen etc
Note: This rangefinder lens will not work on (D)SLR cameras due to different flange distance, m42 lenses are recommended instead for Nikons, Canons, Pentax etc.
The lens s/n 8802967 is in excellent, near mint condition!
Lens has nearly no signs of normal use/age.
Glass is clean and clear – has no fungus, no haze, no scratches!
Few light wipe marks / few internal dust particles may also be present, but will not have any effect on photos.
Mechanics are excellent – focus is smooth and uniform.
Aperture blades are free from oil.
Comes without caps.
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