Interestingly, a student at school mentioned that they heard old vintage lenses were radioactive especially the crazy Soviet ones. I’d never heard that one before. Working at a school means I have easy access to test equipment so I thought I’d put that myth to rest. You can imagine my astonishment to find it is not entirely unfounded!
This Jupiter-11 was a curiosity purchase. They seem almost as common as the Helios-44 and can be had for almost as cheap even though Russian sellers insist on calling it “rare”. This is a decent lens. It’s almost too decent to keep my interest. I like these vintage lenses because of their humble character – this one has a slight superiority complex…