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Sputnik-4 4.5/20 (prototype)
Russar MP-2 5.6/20
Fed 4.5/28 (Fed)
Orion-15 6.0/28 (Kiev)
Orion-15 6.0/28 (Zorki)
Uran-26 2.5/35 (prototype)
Jupiter-12 2.8/35 (Zorki)
Jupiter-12 2.8/35 (Kiev)
Triplet-22 4.5/40 (technical?)
Rekord-4 0.9/50 (Kiev)
Jupiter-3 1.5/50 (Zorki)
Jupiter-3 1.5/50 (Kiev)
Orchid-3 1.5/50 (Kiev/Zorki)
Rekord 1.8/50 (Kiev)
Helios-94 1.8/50 (Kiev-5)
Helios-103 1.8/50 (Kiev)
Caleynar 2.0/50 (prototype)
Fed 2.0/50 (Fed)
Jupiter 2.0/50 (prototype)
Jupiter-8 2.0/50 (Zorki)
Jupiter-8 2.0/50 (Kiev)
Jupiter-16 2.0/50 (prototype)
Jupiter-17 2.0/50 (prototype)
Orchid-1 2.0/50 (prototype)
Mercury-1 2.0/50 (prototype)
Helios-65 2.0/50 (prototype)
Jupiter-8 NB 2.0/50 (Kiev-5)
Industar-71 2.8/47 (prototype)
Industar-26M 2.8/50 (Zorki)
Industar-61 2.8/50 (Zorki)
Vega-1 2.8/50 (prototype)
Fed 3.5/50 (Fed)
Voomp 3.5/50 (Voomp Pioneer)
Fed 3.5/50 (macro)
Industar-22 3.5/50 (Zorki)
Industar-50 3.5/50 (Zorki)
Industar-57 3.5/50 (prototype)
Helios-40 1.5/85 (Kiev)
Jupiter-9 2.0/85 (Zorki)
Jupiter-9 2.0/85 (Kiev)
Rekord-9 2.0/85 (Kiev)
Fed 5.9/100 (Fed)
Fed 6.3/100 (Fed)
Jupiter-11 4.0/135 (Zorki)
Jupiter-11 4.0/135 (Kiev)
GOI Tele-lens 5.5/135 (Fed)
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Jupiter-8 (Kiev)

  

PT3503. Prototype lens, calculated by GOI in 1948. Very few samples released by GOI in 1948-1949. The original Sonnar design by Bertele had to be recalculated, since the Russian glasses had different optical characteristics in comparison with German ones.  Focal length - 5 cm, aperture range f2 - f22. Focusing range from 1 m to infinity. Number of elements/groups: 6/3.  Angular field - 45º. Kiev (Contax) mount.

 

 

Lens opposite from private collection in Europe.

 

PT3503 Jupiter-8 prototype lens.

 

  

PT3505. Carl Zeiss Jena Sonnar 2/50mm lens, from the original parts assembled in the Soviet Union. Under initial name "ZK 2/50 mm" ("Sonnar Kransogorsk"). Very limited batch of these collapsible lenses released by KMZ in 1947. Focal length - 5 cm, aperture range f2 - f22. Focusing range from 1 m to infinity. Number of elements/groups: 6/3.  Angular field - 45º. Kiev (Contax) mount. An earliest so far known lens has s/n #000021 1947 (private coll.).

 

 

Lens #000234 opposite from Alexey Nikitin (Russia) collection.

 

PT3505 - ZK 2/50 mm lens  #000234 (1947).

 

  

PT3510. Almost identical to PT3510, but released in 1948. Under initial name "ZK 2/50 mm". These first samples are totally assembled from Zeiss (Germany) optical glasses. Old KMZ logotype on the faceplate, no date prefix in the serial number yet. An earliest so far known lens has s/n #000140 1948 (private coll.). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

 

PT3510 - ZK 2/50 mm lens #001735 (1948).

 

  

PT3515. New construction - lens becoming rigid (see comparison picture below). Under initial name "ZK 2/50 mm". These first samples are totally assembled from Zeiss (Germany) optical glasses. Old KMZ logotype on the faceplate, no date prefix in the serial number yet. An earliest so far known lens has s/n #000378 1948 (D.Tomlinson coll.). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 


  
 

PT3515 - ZK 2/50 mm lens  #002306 (1948).

 

  

PT3520. Almost identical to PT3510, but under name "ZK Zorki 2/50 mm" already. Limited batch of these collapsible lenses released by KMZ in 1949-1950. This version should be considered asn earliest productional version of Jupiter-8 lens, since released with recalculated optical scheme already. Date prefix in the serial number already. An earliest so far known lens has s/n #4900247 (private coll.). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.


 

 

PT3520 - ZK Zorki  #4902389.

 

  

PT3525. Almost identical to PT3515, but under name "ZK Zorki 2/50 mm" already. Limited batch of these rigid lenses released by KMZ in 1949-1951 (known ZK Zorki lens #510261 with 6-digits serial number). Partially or totally assembled from Zeiss (Germany) optical glasses. Date prefix in the serial number already. The particular lens opposite has a mistake in the serial number, that's weird! An earliest so far known lens has s/n #4901422 (eBay 2011). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) coll.

 

 

PT3525 - ZK Zorki  #4950287.

 

  

PT3530. An ultra rare version to find. Collapsible lens under regular name "Jupiter-8" already. New KMZ logotype on the faceplate. Very few lenses released by KMZ in 1950-1951. No otherwise visually different from PT3520 (see comparison picture below). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) coll.


 

 

PT3530 - Jupiter-8  #5106516.

 

  

PT3535. Lens identical to PT3525, but under regular name "Jupiter-8" already (see comparison picture below). A limited batch of these lenses released by KMZ in 1950-1951. An earliest so far known lens has s/n #5005289 (eBay 2012). Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) coll.

 

 

 

 

PT3535 - Jupiter-8  #5008429.

 

  

PT3550. Seems to be an earliest version of the regular Jupiter-8 lens. Released by KMZ in 1950-1956. No more "ears" for diaphgram settings. Signally changed body design (see comparison picture below). Slightly different body design changes within this version, especially the width of aperture settings ring.  An earliest so far known lens has s/n #5007192 (SovietCams).


 

 

 

 

PT3550 - Jupiter-8  #5112917.

 

  

PT3555. Very rare to find transitional version of Jupiter-8 lens. Identical to PT3550, but without KMZ logotype on the faceplate already. Starting from 1954 (see information below) Jupiter-8 KMZ lens was replaced with Jupiter-8 Arsenal one. Although the item opposite could be released by Arsenal either, I would class this sample to KMZ origin though.

 

 

 

Lens #5455939 opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection. 

 

PT3555 - Jupiter-8  #5455939.

 

  

PT3560. Almost identical to PT3550, but released by Arsenal itself in 1954-1956 (samples from 1954 and 1956 are rare to find nowadays). Investigated lenses have s/n #5521340 and #5603671 (SovietCams). An earliest so far known lens has s/n #5400050 (A.Nikitin collection).


PT3565. Lens identical to PT3560, but with totally black aperture ring. Released by Arsenal in 1956-1957. Investigated lens has s/n #5614034 (SovietCams). 


PT3570. Lens identical to PT3565, but without "No" prefix in the serial number already. Released by Arsenal in 1957-1959. Investigated lens has s/n #5745582 (SovietCams, see picture below).





  

    

 

PT3560 - Jupiter-8  #5400352.

 

  

PT3580. Modernized version of the Jupiter-8. Under name "Jupiter-8M". Released by Arsenal in 1957-1967. Signally changed body design (see comparison picture below). Aperture settings with f-stops already. Slightly different body design changes within this version, especially the width of aperture settings ring. Late lenses come without red coating symbol "P" already. Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

 

 

 

PT3580 - Jupiter-8M  #5702179.

 

  

PT3582. Very unique and rare version of the particular lens. Identical to PT3580, but with markings in Ukrainian characters (see picture below).

 

Lens #5934753 opposite from Juriy Davydenko (Ukraine) collection.

 

PT3582 - Jupiter-8M  #5934753.

 

  

PT3585. Very rare export version of the particular lens. Under single name "Jupiter" in Roman characters. Released by Arsenal in 1962 only (?). No otherwise different from PT3580. Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

 


 

PT3585 - Jupiter-8M  #6226028.

 

  

PT3590. Identical to PT3580, but with new markings on the lens faceplate: "1:2  F=5 cm" replaced by "2/50". Released by Arsenal in 1966-1977. Late samples have red dot, instead of black triangle (see picture below). Very common to find nowadays. Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

 

 

PT3595. Identical to PT3590, but with character "T" added to the serial number. Known lens has s/n #6604304T (private coll.).

 

PT3590 - Jupiter-8M  #6719921.

 

  

PT3600. An ultra rare to find lens. Very few samples were released to commemorate the 1st million of Kiev (Contax) camera. Was mounted on Kiev-4 anniversary camera #1000000 (1975). No otherwise different from PT3590. 

 

 

Camera #1000000 and lens #1000000 from private collection in Russia.

 

PT3600 - Jupiter-8M  #1000000.

 

 

 

  

PT3610. Late version of Jupiter-8M lens. Identical to late samples of PT3590, but with faceplate's markings changed: "2/53" instead of "2/50". Released by Arsenal in 1978-1981. Lens opposite from Ilya Stolyar (USA) collection.

 

 

 

 

PT3610 - Jupiter-8M  #7939120.

 

  

PT3615. Seems to be the latest version of Jupiter-8M lens. Totally new body, as on Helios-103 1.8/50 lens (see comparison picture below). Very uncommon to find nowadays. Released by Arsenal in 1981 only (for Bulgarian market). An earliest so far known lens has s/n #8100082 (I.Stolyar coll.).

 

 

 

PT3615 - Jupiter-8M  #8100082.