My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by alexvaras » Sat Oct 23, 2021 2:27 pm

Now it’s a family treasure :)

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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by GrahamS » Sat Oct 23, 2021 5:22 pm

I think that's a keeper.
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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by alexvaras » Sun Oct 24, 2021 1:41 am

Now we are waiting the photos taken with it :)
I can send you something if you want, Contax type?

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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by titrisol » Sun Oct 24, 2021 8:34 am

Thanks Alex, I may take your word on that one!
I just bought a Kiev4A from KEH, it's supposed to come with the soviet version of the same lens (Jupiter 3)
It will be interesting to see any differences; and to see if the camera works well :)

I remembered that Cosina made a Contax-mount Bessa but the prices of those are ridiculous
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Now we are waiting the photos taken with it :)
I can send you something if you want, Contax type?
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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by titrisol » Sat Oct 30, 2021 3:05 pm

I guess I'm in luck
The Kiev4A from KEH came with the Soviet copy of the Sonnar 50/1.5 from 1952.
The lens seems to be in decent shape
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Jupiter 3(1952) vs Sonnar V1 (1932)


The camera is OK, seems to have been taken good care of.
It's fun to play with and the speeds from 25-250 seem OK
The slow speeds (10-5-2) seem too fast and the high speed (1250) not trustable anyways
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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by titrisol » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:41 pm

The Sonnar 50/1.5 seems to be a wonderful lens, I ran a few test in Fomapan
I'll send the lens for cleaning/service next week
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Test Sonnar 50/1.5 at 1.5

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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by titrisol » Sun Nov 07, 2021 12:45 pm

Jupiter 3 , I took it to Chicago and walked around.
Nice lens also.
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Imageflare is a problem, which is not uncommon for uncoated lenses
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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by alexvaras » Sun Nov 07, 2021 11:38 pm

Nice photos, I like 1 and 3 from J-3.

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Re: My mother came bearing gifts - Soviet gifts

Post by Julio1fer » Thu Nov 11, 2021 6:41 pm

Seems that you have a nice Soviet lens.

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