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11-07-2011, 07:41 AM   #1
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*price reduced* M42 Jupiter-9 2/85mm cheap (faulty but usable) Marketplace Listing

Item for Sale
M42 Jupiter-9 2/85mm cheap (faulty but usable)

Asking Price
(was 50eur) 40e+shipping /obo

Item Location
Pirkkala (Finland)

Item Description

*Sale pending*
M42 Jupiter-9 2/85mm

From the depths of my collection a Russian classic with issues. I bought this lens together with a Zenit body in "spares and repairs" condition. The aperture was seriously messed up but I've managed to get it working with a limited aperture range.

- Cosmetics: normal signs of use, 42mm thread a bit worn but still perfectly usable
- Glass: has cleaning marks, no severe scratches. Some dust in the glass.
- Focusing: works fine
- Aperture: Two blades were broken beyond repair so I removed them. So the lens has 13 out of the original 15 aperture blades and aperture works within a limited range. Here how:

Wide open (f2): All is well
f2.8: aperture opening is still reasonably round
f4: opening is getting ever so slightly lemon shaped
f5.6: getting a bit more lemon shaped
f8: opening a bit more lemon shaped and light begins to leak from between the blades.
- Aperture wont close further

- Comes with some kind of caps and a Takumar 135mm metal hood which works quite nicely with this lens on a DSLR

Still quite useable lens at wider apertures. Here's a wide open shot and a crop from it:

Pics of the lens:

Here's (a bad) shot of the aperture blades @ f8:

I'm also open to offers...

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?

Are you selling or trading this item?

Item Condition (Key)
As stated above

Shipping Destinations
Europe Only

Shipping Charge
cheapest option ~10eur

Shipping Services
Finnish Post

Accepted Payment Types

Return Policy & Additional Details
No returns

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

Last edited by ovim; 11-10-2011 at 04:45 AM.
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Price reduced

edit: *Sale pending*

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