New York, NY—Lomography’s handcrafted Jupiter 3+ Art lens, released in small batches, sold out shortly after its unveiling. The company is now working to restock the lens. The Jupiter lens was designed by Lomography and manufactured at the historic Zenit factory in Russia.
Jupiter 3+ Art
The Jupiter 3+ Art lens was developed as a resurrection of the original Russian Jupiter 3 lens. It boasting the same elegant, classic compact design as its predecessor. The 50mm f/1.5–22 lens is said to produce “crisp sharpness, smooth, natural colors and lush, dreamy bokeh.”
The redesigned lens is equipped with an L39 screw mount and comes with a Leica M-mount adapter. The adapter makes it compatible with all Leica L39 and M-mount rangefinder and mirrorless digital cameras. The premium lens also works with other mirrorless digital cameras when used with optional adapters.
The new chrome-plated, metal Art lens has a 46º field of view as well as a close focusing distance of 0.7m. Constructed of 7 elements in 3 groups, the lens retails of $649.
Lomography started in 1992 when a group of students happened on a quirky Russian Lomo LC-A camera in an old-school camera store and began shooting with it. After they had their film developed, the strangely beautiful images became immediately popular with friends, family and even strangers.
The decision was made to found the Lomographic Society International. Today Lomography is a global organization dedicated to experimental and creative photography. The group evolved into the Lomography company, a designer as well as manufacturer of analog cameras and photographic accessories.
In addition to the Lomo LC-A, the company’s camera portfolio includes the Supersampler, Lubitel 166+, Horizon cameras, Fisheye cameras, Diana F+, Diana Mini, Spinner 360°, Sprocket Rocket, LC-Wide, La Sardina, LomoKino, Belair X 6-12, Konstruktor, LC-A 120 and Lomo’Instant, an instant film camera.
Furthermore, the company offers a full film range that covers the 35mm, 120 as well as 110 formats and includes color negative, slide, red-scale and black & white films.
The company says its “commitment to creative as well as experimental photography reached new heights with the introduction of the Lomography Art lens family.”
The line includes the New Petzval 85, New Petzval 58 Bokeh Control, New Russar+ as well as the Lomo LC-A Minitar-1. lomography.com