Focal length: 85mm
Mount: Contax rf
Aperture: F 2.0 - F 22
Min focus distance: 1,15m
Length (see*): 78/86mm,
including the adapter
mount is quite different. In fact it's two mounts. The inner mount has
a focussing helical, so the standard lenses don't have one. The outer
mount is for other lenses which have their own focussing device. Its
difficult to measure. This one uses the outer mount.
A7 and the lens.
Sample pictures: You may click
on the sample image (except closest focus) for full resolution. The
full resolution image opens in a new window, so you can keep it open
for comparison. Focus is on the
dish to the right of the big solar panel near the center of the photo.
Closest focus is 95cm (!)
edge of the lens, F 8. Focus on
the program wheel of the camera.
This old lens
was sold for Kiev cameras. The Kiev
be found for moderate prices because the mount is rare, it's
nevertheless a decent and luminous portrait lens. Wide open mine is
fine, better than the Zenit version I have.
Stopped down, it's
just sharp. The lens has nearly no
close focussing capablities, but it's again better than the Zenit
version. A very nice lens which offers luminous portrait facitities.
Contax rf mount adapter is difficult to find and sometimes expensive,
but Contax mount lenses are often much cheaper than their M39 versions.
This lens was cheap and I already had the adapter. Otherwise there
is no real advantage in comparison to the M39 model. For this lens the
M39 Zenit version is the cheapest and weighs less for the combination
adapter/lens than the Contax or the difficicult to find M39 rangefinder
version. The reason is that the heavy build quality of the Jupiter
tube weighs much more than an adapter.