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Jupiter 8 Lens

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_ken 3
26 Jun 2020 4:50AM
I've recently purchased a Zorki 6 analog with a Jupiter 8 2/50 lens. And I was just wondering, because I am new to film photography, how the focus works. The viewfinder is not in correlation with the focus of the lens. Most articles say that keeping it at 1M works well if it's for portrait but I am unsure if that follows if I want a wider shot and/or landscape. Tips wanted Smile. Thank you
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pablophotographer 12 2.2k 451
26 Jun 2020 6:03AM
Here's the manual:

You will find focusing instructions there
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keithh 20 25.8k 33 Wallis And Futuna
26 Jun 2020 3:27PM

Quote: The viewfinder is not in correlation with the focus of the lens.

Do you mean that lining up the images in the view window doesn't result in a sharp focused image on film?
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Snapper 18 4.5k 3 United States Outlying Islands
26 Jun 2020 4:44PM
According to the Camerapedia page

Quote: Vertical adjustment for the rangefinder is done by turning the optical wedge in the rangefinder exiting optic. Horizontal adjustment is done by a screw hidden behind the screw holding the left of the nameplate (when looking from the front).

Like other FED and Zorki cameras, the rangefinder must be adjusted for both infinity and 1 metre settings. Infinity setting is adjusted by the rangefinder adjusting screw behind the nameplate. The 1 metre setting is adjusted by altering the slope of the rangefinder focus follower tip.


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