Lomography has revived a classic, manual focus 50mm lens that was developed in the Zenit factory in Russia in the late 1940s.


The new Jupiter 3+ Art Lens, shown with its packaging. (Source: Lomography.)

Manufactured in the same Zenit factory in Russia as the original lens, the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens retains much of the character of the original lens but includes substantial improvements to design and compatibility. Equipped with a versatile 50mm focal length and fast f/1.5 maximum aperture, the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens is an ideal general-purpose prime lens with attractive bokeh at wide aperture settings. The new design has been modified to provide a 0.7m close focusing distance,(an improvement from 1m on the original lens. It is also directly compatible with L39 and M mount rangefinder and mirrorless digital cameras and can be used on a wide range of other cameras via adapter mounts.

The chrome-plated solid brass construction, makes the new lens more durable than its predecessor, which was made out of aluminium. The New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens is being produced in small batches and thus will be available on a very limited first-come, first- served basis in the Lomography Online Shop at http://shop.lomography.com/jupiter-3- plus . For more information, visit the New Jupiter 3+ Art Lens Microsite at http://www.lomography.com/jupiter.