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Jupiter 37A 1990 Version from the Fall of Communism C&C
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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:12 pm    Post subject: Jupiter 37A 1990 Version from the Fall of Communism C&C Reply with quote

Managed to score a Zenit with a helios 44-2 and a Jupiter 37a in excellent condition of ebay last week and here is the testing.
Yet another brilliant under appreciated russian lens.
So i now have 2x J11A 1x J37A, 2x Helios 44-2, 1x Helios 44-4, J9, J8 and i want to keep adding to my russian family.

Well this must be one of the last Jupiter 37A with a date of 90, so after communism fell.
So one would think the quality control may not have been so good, etc but i will let the images talk for them self's.

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Taken through the mesh grill with the lens pushed up boost in contrast

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Taken through the mesh grill with the lens pushed up boost in contrast

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PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 12:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

These are great Eddie, very rich colours and great bokeh, sharpness is typical too, my J11 and J11A are similar.


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 1:48 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Ahh it was you! I wanted that lot but forgot to bid on it until 2 minutes after it ended, haha.


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Keeper


patrickh


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:34 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

patrickh wrote:
Keeper
patrickh

+1 realy great samples and I love mine as well Very Happy
How can you know the year of production with the serial number Confused ?...
I have just bought a Tair 11A with serial number who begins with dubble 0 and was wondering about the year's production or/and the meaning of the dubble 0 Question ....


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Russian Lenses ormally start with year, so 76 for 1976, etc
0 at the front ment it was made for Communist party member (better quality)
00 Communist Leader (Even Better quality)
000 Communist elite members such as heads of KGB, etc (rolls royce of lens)


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 3:59 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

eddieitman wrote:
Russian Lenses ormally start with year, so 76 for 1976, etc
0 at the front ment it was made for Communist party member (better quality)
00 Communist Leader (Even Better quality)
000 Communist elite members such as heads of KGB, etc (rolls royce of lens)

Thanks, that's good to know Wink ...so I'm happy to know I have a "communist leader" lens, actually two of them because I just see my Tair-11 (Brussels Grand prix) begins also with dubble 0 Very Happy .....


PostPosted: Mon May 07, 2012 4:42 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

That Sonnar leaves such a gorgeous footprint. Lovely imaging!

Not sure about the whole 0 serial number thing though, I thought that theory was dismissed a while back.


PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 1:28 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

The colors and details captured in the photos are fabulous! Did you use it with the Sony NEX camera?


PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 6:04 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gerris2, Nope this was mounted on the a55.
Graham, yes i do like the way the sonnar renders, i can not imagine that the zeiss could be any better than the russian imposter. Tbf i love russian build quality


PostPosted: Tue May 08, 2012 11:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Nice! The 37a is REALLY a 135mm I have to test some time!


PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I have one from 87. I've bought it some time ago for peanuts because it looked miserable and was full of sand. Little love (paper towel + new grease) and it's working smooth and results are making me happy:





Sylvester cooperating this time Wink




If one can obtain this one cheap it is highly recommended to get it...


PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 6:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Pavko that 1st 2nd and 3 shot are excellent i really like the way the flower comes out of the smooth bokeh on the 1st one, and the glow on the cat from the sun


PostPosted: Wed May 16, 2012 9:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thank you for your kind words Very Happy First three wide open (99% sure), no pp just resize...