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    FS: 1952 Jupiter-8, adapted to Leica Mount

    For sale is a 1952 KMZ 5cm F2 Jupiter-8 with new front-element and mounted in a much later chrome Leica Thread Mount focus module, EX condition. Glass is near perfect- inner groups are original and look like German glass, as used in my KMZ J-3ís of this period. I disassembled this lens, flood-cleaned the aperture blades, lubed the helical, and custom shimmed it for the Leica. The aperture blades look good, focus is very smooth. I replaced the original front element which was scratched with one from a 1957s lens. I tried out four different front elements to get the lens to be as sharp as it is now. It is one of the best J-8ís that I have used. This lens is optimized for wide-open and close-up use on the Leica. The example shots are with my M9. It focuses properly to infinity even at F2. This is an exceptionally good J-8.

    Robert Chisholm posted an article on two Jupiter lenses that I worked on here:

    JUPI-WHAT? Shooting Jupiter Lenses on the Leica M9 by Robert Chisholm | STEVE HUFF PHOTOS

    Price: $140 shipped within the United States first Class Mail, $150 anywhere via first class international, $160 anywhere else via International Priority Mail. Paypal, Personal Check, Money Order. I reserve the right to hold shipment until check/MO clears. Return policy: returns must be made within 10 days, refund for the price of the item will be given after receipt. Postage cost is not refundable. If you need an IR/UV filter, I will sell the B&W 40.5mm filter for an additional $30. Filter only offered with the lens.







    At F2 on the M9:




    100% crop



    F2:



    100% crop. I nailed the shim on this lens.



    Distance at F2:



    100% crop:



    Infinity at F4:



    100% crop


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    Re: FS: 1952 Jupiter-8, adapted to Leica Mount

    Sold. This is a really good one, too good to be just "part of the lens Harem"

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