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Jupiter 11 Contax Mount by KOMZ
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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 8:13 am    Post subject: Jupiter 11 Contax Mount by KOMZ Reply with quote

I have a couple of Jupiter 11 lenses and although different mounts, both come from KOMZ factory.
I had a random thought - did any other factory make Jupiter 11 lenses?
Anyway here is the lens and some images from it.
All taken on Fuji X-E2s, LR6 and NIK PP
Tom


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PostPosted: Wed Jul 11, 2018 10:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice one you have, seems mint !
Thanks to Pierre : KMZ produced them for Kiev and LTM from 1950, then the production was all made by KOMZ by the year 1958. Arsenal also made them for Kiev from 1969 to ??


PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 3:02 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Musashichan wrote:
Nice one you have, seems mint !
Thanks to Pierre : KMZ produced them for Kiev and LTM from 1950, then the production was all made by KOMZ by the year 1958. Arsenal also made them for Kiev from 1969 to ??


Thank you Musashichan.
It is an impressive lens.
Here is another shot or two from it
Tom


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PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 7:35 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Yes seems nice, i rarely experienced a bad silver J11 ; always sharp WO but nice bokeh, not too harsh. The only issue is minimum focus range...but easy to fix with a short below on digital !


PostPosted: Thu Jul 12, 2018 9:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Musashichan wrote:
Yes seems nice, i rarely experienced a bad silver J11 ; always sharp WO but nice bokeh, not too harsh. The only issue is minimum focus range...but easy to fix with a short below on digital !

Yes that can be an issue.
This one is just under 1.5m so not too bad.
Here is one that I took this afternoon.
I could not get too close without startling the pigeons, so this is a crop of the original - maybe 60%
Tom


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PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 8:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

In fact, the production started before 1950 with ZK's.
And to be more precise, Arsenal also made Jupiter-11, but in Automat mount.
I made here a graphic with the Jupiter-11 (and 37) production in times. Colors are for different plants, and every line is for a different mount/system.
Some informations are missing, but I think it's a good start to get an overall view of the J-11 prodution



PostPosted: Sat Jul 14, 2018 11:02 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you Pierre - that is awesome
Tom


PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 7:34 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

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PostPosted: Sun Jul 15, 2018 8:32 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Great job Pierre.
Thank you.

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PostPosted: Mon Jul 16, 2018 9:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

You're welcome!
Always a pleasure to help Friends