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|Model||Jupiter-3 50 mm f/1.5|
|Focal length||50 mm|
|Angle of view||45 o|
|Closest focusing distance||0.9 m|
|Number of diaphragm blades||13|
|Auto focus type||MF|
|Lens Construction||7 elements / 3 groups|
|Filter diameter||40 mm|
|Dimensions||48 x 55 mm|
|Additional information||Manufacturer Valdai. M39 mount for Kiev/Contax|
Average rating (1 owners reviews).
|Value for money||5.00|
|Value for money|
Owner since: 3 years
Price: Euro 250
User profile: Amateur
Cons: None really, depends what your expectations are. You cannot really compare it with a few thousand dollar costly Leitz Summilux or a the latest Zeiss Sonnar. Of course the later Leitz and Zeiss lenses are better build and have less distortions.
Pros: Very small for this type of lens with f 1.5 maximum lens opening! Beautiful black finish. The lenses have nice amber coatings. It is already at f 1.5 quite a sharp lens. Once stopped down it is very sharp and beautiful rendering. The bokeh is very beautiful too. Considering its relatively low pricing, it is a steal of a lens for your Zorki, Fed and Leica.
Summary: For its relatively low price a steal of a lens. Should be in everyones bag who uses a Leica (can be used on M-mount Leica with a cheap adapter), Zeiss Ikon rangefinder, Zorki, Fed or Voigtländer Bessa. The older types are also very good and wanted lenses. Btw this is NOT for KIEV/CONTAX!