Jupiter-37AM 135mm f/3.5

Review of Jupiter-37AM 135mm f/3.5 telephoto lens. Review created 2008, latest update 2013.

Facts

  • an all-manual telephoto lens
  • estimated retail price 150 USD
  • in my use from 3/2008 to 12/2008
  • was made obsolete by Canon EF 135mm f/2.0 L USM

Pros

  • nice natural colors
  • usable shapness and contrast even wide open
  • metal and glass only, no plastic here
  • can be a nice portrait lens

Cons

  • nothing special, I was expecting something like MC Jupiter-9 85mm f/2.0
  • doesn't fall in the sharpest lenses category
  • quite stiff focusing ring