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03-12-2009, 02:51 PM   #16
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FWIW, if you had this up a couple of days ago - before I decided to go for the DA70 - I'd probably have jumped on this. I think it's great you're selling it with K-mount adapter attached. It's easy enough to find the M42 mount version on Ebay for a similar price, but I never went for it because I knew I'd want to "permanently" attach an adapter as you have done and that was going to make the whole deal too much of a hassle.

So, this is just a free bump (not that you needed it) to reiterate: this is a K-mount 85/2 for $120! Should make someone very happy!

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Do you have any pictures taken with this lens? I've been eyeing a M 85 ... but keep thinking that this is half the price
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QuoteOriginally posted by bwield Quote
Do you have any pictures taken with this lens? I've been eyeing a M 85 ... but keep thinking that this is half the price
There are quite a few example pictures from various J-9s posted on this forum. The main characteristics of the J-9 are:
  • A little soft wide open
  • Sharp when stopped down
  • Superb bokeh
  • Beautiful color rendition
  • Sturdy build
  • Handling is a bit ponderous
  • Fairly compact considering the focal length and max aperture
My J-9 is easily one of my favorite lenses and here is one of my favorite pictures taken with my copy:

LZOS Jupiter-9 85/2, probably f/4


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03-13-2009, 12:44 AM   #19
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I have been wanting one of these for a while--too bad I have myself on an LBA rehab plan. Yep, gonna make someone real happy.

03-13-2009, 10:46 AM   #20
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This lens is the real deal - a very fun piece of glass.

03-13-2009, 11:03 AM   #21

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I can not believe this is still here

Such a fun piece of steel and glass

And a decent macro shooter with the raynox 250 on it...[/SIZE]

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I wouldn't have hesitated if I didn't just buy a Zeiss 50/2.8. Sigh. There goes my $. PM sent.
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