Jupiter-8M 53mm — NOT Kiev, But: LTM!

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by radi(c)al_cam, Apr 20, 2017.

  1. radi(c)al_cam

    radi(c)al_cam Leica Place Regular

    Oct 20, 2016
    After my premature rejoice regarding the 1938 Sonnar in a 1960s Soviet Union barrel, I found this:

    Fast Russian Portrait JUPITER-8 50/f2 LEICA FED Zorki M39 Lens + Box!

    There are some typos in the description [my emphases], see:

    — but according to the pictures it’s a Jupiter-8M 2/53.

    I strongly suppose, this (and probably any other) Jupiter-8M 2/53 was initially made in Contax/Kiev mount, but apparently the glass found a new home in a 1950s (?) LTM barrel. —— A hermit crab? ;)

    There have been five persons watching this item, but finally I thought, it’s inexpensive, let’s buy it :)
  2. Greyelm

    Greyelm Leica Place Rookie

    Mar 31, 2013
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  3. Brian

    Brian Super Moderator Subscribing Member

    Apr 3, 2013
    I have a similar one- but with an ex-Kiev mount J-8 from 1957 (like me). The focus mount is from an Industar-26m, a Tessar formula lens. The J-8 barrel uses the same threads, but the I-26m uses a retaining ring rather than just having the barrel screw into the mount. The inner helical of the I-26m is too narrow for the J-8 barrel to fit in, so someone must have bored it out.

    On mine: I needed to adjust the focal length a bit for it all to work properly. This means the original focal length was on the longer side of 52.4mm, the specs allow a 1% deviation.

    24464688934_9aab42650c_o. Wide-Open, F2 by fiftyonepointsix, on Flickr

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