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04-27-2008, 12:04 AM   #1
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Jupiter-9 owners - lens hood?

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Looks like the Jupiter-9 f/2 85mm takes a standard 49mm lens hood - correct? Any restrictions on size/length of the hood? What type of lens hood do you Jupiter-9 owners out there use?


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Looks like the Jupiter-9 f/2 85mm takes a standard 49mm lens hood - correct? Any restrictions on size/length of the hood? What type of lens hood do you Jupiter-9 owners out there use?


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Yes, a 49mm hood will do. The exact type of hood is up to you. I use a standard 49mm metal hood but some people prefer to use a collapsible rubber hood and others prefer a plastic hood. Either a normal or telephoto hood will work fine, just don't get a wide angle hood because it doesn't provide enough benefit for this lens.

I just use a normal focal length 49mm metal hood (because it works fine and help keeps the lens more compact than a telephoto hood) that can be found for cheap at camera stores or on ebay:

Kalt | 49mm Metal Lens Hood | NPMLH49 | B&H Photo Video
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There was a thread recently about the Jupiter 9 and someone mentioned they'd been using this New! Metal Tele 49mm Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 130218131251 end time May-04-08 07:37:40 PDT)
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There was a thread recently about the Jupiter 9 and someone mentioned they'd been using this New! Metal Tele 49mm Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 130218131251 end time May-04-08 07:37:40 PDT)
This is the hood I have been using. It seems to do a good job with no vignetting. I have found that it will nest over the base of the lens for storage (pad with a piece of cloth).

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Looks like the Jupiter-9 f/2 85mm takes a standard 49mm lens hood - correct? Any restrictions on size/length of the hood? What type of lens hood do you Jupiter-9 owners out there use?


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I use an old metal hood from a SMC Takumar 135mm f/3.5 and I recon it is a little bit bigger than what is required but help in the overall image quality with my Jupiter-9.
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I use an old metal hood from a SMC Takumar 135mm f/3.5 and I recon it is a little bit bigger than what is required but help in the overall image quality with my Jupiter-9.

I have one of those, and that's exactly what I was thinking of using. Thanks all.


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I take it that you have taken the plunge and have a J-9 on the way? Have fun!

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85 vs 85!!

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I take it that you have taken the plunge and have a J-9 on the way? Have fun!

Steve





Pretty obvious, huh?


Yup. And here's the little beauty that's on it's way to me as we speak:




We'll have to see how it stacks up to:




And here are a couple quick snapshots I took with the guy above while killing some
time today (no sharpening or PP besides some crop):













And this taken with the M 85 f2 a couple months ago - more traditional
'portrait' style, two light sources, natural and tungsten (no PP again) :





So I think the J-9 has it's work cut out for it. Based on what I've seen posted in
this forum, I think it's up to the challenge.





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Pretty obvious, huh?


Yup. And here's the little beauty that's on it's way to me as we speak:

We'll have to see how it stacks up to: [SMC-M 85mm f/2]
Interesting you should get a Jupiter having an M 85 f/2. I got an old Jupiter as a gift and thought I would keep using it until I could afford a Pentax 85mm (and maybe hoping Pentax would release a DA 85mm f/2). I'll be really interested in seeing your comparisons and hope you start a thread after your run some tests.

Here are a couple of shots taken with my Jupiter, and no hood (I should really get one, from what I keep reading).


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Pretty obvious, huh?


Yup. And here's the little beauty that's on it's way to me as we speak:




We'll have to see how it stacks up to:

The two lenses look very desirable and sexy (in a photographic way). I think having these two models is enough to start a beauty contest.

The test between the Pentax M 85mm and the Juputer-9 is going to be very interesting. I honestly can't wait to see how they compare

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Pretty obvious, huh?

I am looking forward to seeing your initial results and reading your comments. Once you have some time with the lens, be sure to add your review to the third-party lens database!

Steve

P.S. The pictures in the third-party lens database are of my lens. I particularly like how it looks mounted on my old Ricoh Singlex TLS.
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I have the 49mm lens hood which James bought it from ebay, it looks like this



And I look up igowerf (James)'s len's hood seller with the latest

New! Metal Tele 49mm Screw-in Lens Hood - eBay (item 140222226637 end time May-05-08 21:27:09 PDT)


That particular lens hood has a 58mm opening in the front and I pair the setup with a 58mm front cap from Tamron -- a perfect combination with the lens hood but other clip on lens cap with 58mm will do just fine as well.


After using it for a couple of times, I have grown to love the lens. But there are caveats to be noted about the lens, mine is an older version with stiff focusing ring and a bit of oily blades and no coating, I find the sweet spot to be on f/2.8 and upwards. The pictures are usable for indoor but soft in wide open in f/2.0 for me. The lens is not quite suitable for picturing kids as I find it too difficult to follow up with kids. Metering is also a problem with J9 similar to other M42 lens with mostly underexposures that I found in K100D. I summarize my impressions in

Jupite9 85mm f/2.0 Test Shots & Impressions.

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I forget to mention that the lens hood from SuperTakumar 105mm f/2.8 has the same dimension as the lens hood that I have in the above picture


In trimming my gear, I have sold my SuperTak to a good friend of mine. Had I been more careful in my gear purchase, I would have liked to have a set of M42 gear. It will work out great to have either SuperTakumar, Jupiter, Helios as in the focal range of primes such as the following:
  • SuperTakumar 17mm or 20mm (don't know how good, have no experience)
  • SuperTakumar 28mm or 35mm (I had the 35mm once and sold it, now I regret it, it is great)
  • SuperTak 55mm f/1.8 or Helios 58mm f/2.0
  • Jupiter9 85mm f/2.0
  • SuperTak 105mm f/2.8 (should have kept)
  • SuperTak 135mm
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Thanks Hin!

Steve, Mis, Voe, I'll try to post some informal results when the J9 arrives.

Meantime, take a gander at the new contestant I just scored today:












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Thanks Hin!

Steve, Mis, Voe, I'll try to post some informal results when the J9 arrives.

Meantime, take a gander at the new contestant I just scored today:...



WooHoo! I already know the answer to the Super-Takumar 85/1.9 vs. J-9 shoot-out courtesy of carpents' comparison on pbase:

Two 85mm Lenses Photo Gallery by Sean Carpenter at pbase.com

I wonder if the Super-Tak can deliver the same magic color as the J-9?

Steve
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