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Shooting with the Vintage Jupiter 9

Shooting with the Vintage Jupiter 9 ~ yeah, I found another vintage lens that I like. This is the Jupiter 9 85mm 2.0. Mine was manufactured in 1965 with Zeiss Technology. It is a copy of the Carl Zeiss Sonnar 85mm 2.0 and from these first images, I think it was a good buy. This…

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  • Michael Callison

    Wow! These images are absolutely breathtaking!  I’ll have to look this lens up on eBay!  The one I just bought hasn’t arrived yet. I can’t wait to get it! ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      I was anxious to get this one Michael ~ it is sooooooo nice ~ in great condition!! I have one more lens on the way and then I’ll stop!! (she says while crossing her fingers).ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        Awesome, Karen! Lenses are like books, you can Never have enough!  This one looks like it will be amazing!  ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        I can’t wait to hear about your other new lens too!!ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          lenses are like books, I like that! Not sure when my other one will arrive. ReplyCancel

  • Michael

    Hi Karen, in looking at the Jupiter 9 on eBay, it looks like there are 2 sizes of this lens, and I was just wondering, is yours the shorter version? I think I’d definitely like to get one. I had an 85mm Nikon lens that I sold and have regretted ever since.  This one would more then make up for it!   ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      Hi, Michael. This one is 2.6″ long. I am guessing that it is not the shorter version. It is a beauty with the silver on the outside. Hope you find one 🙂ReplyCancel

      • Michael

        Thank you very much, Karen! I am very interested in getting one!  Luckily, it looks like there are a lot of them on eBay! ReplyCancel

        • KarenBurns

          The Helios will give you sort of a swirl bokeh in the background and the Jupiter 9 gives more of a “bubble” bokeh ~ but you need that back light for it. Very fun to play with! Very Lensbaby-ish ReplyCancel

          • Michael

            Would you be able to post a photo of it?  I’m seeing a couple of them on eBay that look like they are different lengths.  
            Thank you, Karen!

  • KarenBurns

    Michael, I’ll take a shot this morning and send it to you via PM on Facebook ~ just having my morning coffee now ~ReplyCancel

Fall is Arriving

Fall is arriving slowly, cooling off the early morning hours and the late afternoon hours. Once again it is that time of year where it is just so darned wonderful to be outdoors. I seem to gain a new energy with the changing season. A trip up to Apple Hill supplied me with plenty of…

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Shooting in the Woodsy Outdoors

We will be shooting stills in the woodsy outdoors this Fall in Connecticut ~ info here! I’m so excited for cooler weather. It has been insufferably hot here in Northern California this July with temps most days hovering between 95* and 100* with several days spiking over 100*. Combine the high temps with grass and…

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Easy Old Fashioned Popovers

If you have never made popovers you are in for a surprise ~ they are quick and easy to make. There are really only three things to remember ~ make sure your pan is hot before you add the batter, fill each section no more than half full, and no peeking once they are in…

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Fresh Cherries

Fresh cherries! When cherries come into season it reminds me of picking cherries in Michigan. Northern Michigan is dotted with several U-Pick orchards, especially around the Traverse City area. We have a good supply of fresh cherries here in Northern California, which is a good thing! Oh, those tart cherries make the best pies. And…

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  • Mary Bailey

    There is nothing prettier to my eye than those pops of red mixed with old blue and white transferware.  Summer in the midwest for sure 🙂ReplyCancel

    • KarenBurns

      thanks Mary ~ hope you are doing well!ReplyCancel