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Peter Lee
peterlee10

Australia
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My Collection

Posted - Feb 11 2020 :  10:51:51 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I have recently ordered a very nice 1957 Zorki 4 body from Oleg at okvintagecamera.Prior to it arriving, I ave tested a newly acquired 1957 Jupiter 8 from RetroPhotoHouse.Nice polished aluminium , focus and aperture smooth as silk and the lens is clear from defects.It had been refurbished by Roman as as in common with older aluminium lenses, the filter area was bent preventing the use of both filters and lens hood so he removed the front plate and replaced it with a later model black metal front plate.Of course the age of the lens can be seen by the external knurled focusing knob which disappeared by 1960.The 36MP of the Sony A7r will test any lens and I am pleased this one came through with flying colours which is good as Oleg Says "Any soviet camera or lens small lottery. As other soviet production they may have unstable quality. You may get excellent thing or absolutely unusable item.
So, if you have a good Jupiter lens you win that lottery"

Peter Lee
peterlee10
Australia
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Feb 11 2020 :  10:52:54 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_Jupiter 8 1.jpg

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Peter Lee
peterlee10
Australia
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Feb 11 2020 :  10:54:19 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_Around Orange_20130117__DSC74192048tif.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_Cashens hut Feb BW__DSC7577 2048.jpg

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Peter Lee
peterlee10
Australia
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Feb 11 2020 :  10:55:52 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_Church colour 2048.jpg


http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_s-l1600.jpg

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Peter Lee
peterlee10
Australia
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Feb 11 2020 :  11:00:58 PM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote

http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/1122020_Jupiter 8 2.jpg

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sean perry
seany65
United Kingdom
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Posted - Mar 24 2020 :  1:24:47 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Hello pete. Good pics. Have you done any digital "processing" of the photos, or are they "natural"?
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Peter Lee
peterlee10
Australia
10 Posts
My Collection

Posted - Mar 25 2020 :  06:43:48 AM  Show Profile  Visit peterlee10's Homepage  Reply with Quote
I shot them as a Raw file .From memory selected auto exposure and thats just about it ( apart from using J8 profile in LR).Of course testing it on my actual Zorki ( see attached) - made a nice 18 by 12 print of this
http://www.ussrphoto.com/UserContent2/2532020_old truck.jpg

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sean perry
seany65
United Kingdom
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Posted - Apr 11 2020 :  6:05:57 PM  Show Profile  Reply with Quote
Thanks for the info, Peter. I always wonder about all those on-line reviews of old lenses and whether the photos have been messed about with before posting, glad to see you've not done that, though I've no idea what effect the J8 profile in LR (LightRoom?) would have.
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