What happens when you take a 47 year old lens out into freezing rain? The results are below. I finally got my M42 adapter and stuck on the lovely Jupiter 11 135mm F/4 lens on the Olympus and out I went. Nothing like having an effective 270mm lens at your disposal for a fraction of the weight as some massive DSLR lens. Out into the freezing rain I went. I figured it’s a Russian lens so its used to winter! The bokeh on this baby is just magical and you can even see where it froze the rain drops and I had to manually focus. It did a fantastic job for the 10 minutes I had it out.
There’s nothing I hate more, than all these plastic people
With all their plastic promises, and all their plastic deals
They just can’t be themselves, and live their own lives out
They’re just an imitation of what life’s all about
Anthrax – Imitation of Life
I get that this is a stretch for some people but I was bored and went around and shot the manikins in the windows. How anyone looks at one of these with products on them and thinks that it would inspire you to buy something when they look nothing like normal people. The whole time I was taking the pictures I had the song by Anthrax in my head with that opening chorus quoted above.
Seeing how I recently received a Jupiter 8 50mm/f2 lens made in Russia. The lens is 51 years old and still a performer. The first image is just of a bush thing near my condo and I had the lens wide open. I haven’t had to manual focus a lens in a while mostly using native lenses on cameras so this was the first shot. While not perfect look at that bokeh! The second shot is just a playing with it and I liked the umbrella color just being out there in the sun and the shadow cast. Neither image is what I call photographic master pieces but just shows what a beautiful lens this is. I have another Russian lens but I’m waiting for the adapter to come in so I can play with it. I am planning on getting a couple more to round out the “Russian Collection”.