Lomography Resurrects Soviet-Era 50mm Lens

January 21, 2016

By Greg Scoblete

Lomography is summoning another lens from the Soviet grave, this time it’s the Jupiter 3 lens. 

The new Jupiter 3+ Art lens will be manufactured in the same Zenit factory in Russia as the original, the company said.

The 50mm lens has an aperture range of f/1.5-22. Unlike the original model, this lens will have a focusing distance of 0.7m (vs. 1 meter on the original). It will be sold with a L39 screw mount and include a Leica M mount adapter. 

First developed in Soviet Russia in the late 1940’s, the original Jupiter lens finished its long production run in 1988. While it’s back now, Lomogography is making a very limited number available initially on a first-come, first-served basis 

It will set you back $649.