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Old Apr 14, 2012, 10:57 AM   #1
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Default peach blossoms


P4141543 by ramcewan, on Flickr

On to the next flower!
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P4141543_crop by ramcewan, on Flickr

another crop

P4141547_crop by ramcewan, on Flickr

happy spring!
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Old Apr 14, 2012, 2:35 PM   #2
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I like pics 2 and 3. Pic two was a nice capture.
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thanks james, fyi picture 2 is a crop from picture 1.
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I'm with James.
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Old Apr 15, 2012, 2:30 PM   #5
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Thanks guys. I will point out once again that pic 2 is a crop from pic 1. I only included pic 1 so you could see the whole image. Pic 3 is a crop from another shot in the series. I have been shooting raw +jpeg which i like since it gives me options later or i can just use the out of camera image.

These were taken with the jupiter 8 russian lens btw almost wide open. Pretty sharp and contrasty imho
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Thanks guys. I will point out once again that pic 2 is a crop from pic 1. I only included pic 1 so you could see the whole image. Pic 3 is a crop from another shot in the series. I have been shooting raw +jpeg which i like since it gives me options later or i can just use the out of camera image.

These were taken with the jupiter 8 russian lens btw almost wide open. Pretty sharp and contrasty imho
Yes, the images look good. You must have a suitcase full of adaptors by now, heh.
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Yes, the images look good. You must have a suitcase full of adaptors by now, heh.
I have four; Nikon, Konica AR, m42, m39

The m39 is my favorite since it adds very little to the size of the lens, as you can see the m39 with the Jupiter on it is smaller than the collapsed 14-42mm kit lens.


oly_14-42_v_jupiter8_m39 by ramcewan, on Flickr

All the others add some additional length to the lens, which is unfortunate as the hexanon 50mm and 40mm are both really short know as pancake lenses in their day, but the adapter almost doubles the length to get the register distance right.


E-pl2 with hexanon 40mm by ramcewan, on Flickr

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Jupiter 8 by ramcewan, on Flickr

the jupiter fits nicely in my crumpler 4 million dollar home bag along with my mft lenses, e-pl2, wireless shutter release, extra batteries, extra memory card.
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The Jupiter lens appears to be very well made. Reminds me of an older Leica lens back in the M3, M4 days. Yes, I am that old.
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james the jupiter lens is from the 50's it is probably older than you!

It originally came on the FED camera which is a russian range finder copy of Leica

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/FED_(camera)

in communist russia there apparently wasn't much concern for international copyrights as the FED was a crude copy and the Jupiter 8 is a copy of the pre-war Zeiss Sonnar 50mm f2.

here's an interesting read

http://camerapedia.wikia.com/wiki/Jupiter-8

if you ever desire one I can point you to the Hungarian fellow who sourced mine at $67 shipped. Since the lens was produced over many years in a few different locations it is important to get the right one as sample variation is high, you want the right one, not just any one.
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No, I'm not interested in buying one but thanks for the offer. I'm pretty happy with my Oly kit lens.....for now anyway.
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