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Russian Flowers

Russian Flowers

I could tell you that I went to Russia for a shoot but that would be lying. I just happened to use my Russian made Jupiter 8 50mm 2.0 lens likely made in the 1960’s. Put it on my Olympus EM1 and went out and about. The lens does some weird bokeh and my versions aperture ring is what you call loose so I usually just left it wide open. Still, the shots that came out are nice and it…

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Frozen Berries

Frozen Berries

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!…

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From Russia with Love

From Russia with Love

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…

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