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Kiev Standard lenses


ZK 50mm f1.5


This lens is the predecessor of the Zorkii ZK 50mm f1.5 lens and was probably made from Zeiss parts. This lens looks identical to the Zorkii ZK except for markings. It is not collapsable.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.6cm
Length: 3.8cm
Finish: Aluminum
Click Stops: no
weight:
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no:

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ZK Zorkii 50mm f1.5


This lens is the predecessor of the Jupiter-3 50mm f1.5 lens and was probably made from Zeiss parts. This lens looks identical to the Jupiter-3 except for markings. It is not collapsable. This lens became the Jupiter 3.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.6cm
Length: 3.8cm
Finish: Chrome
Click Stops: no
weight: 125g
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no:

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ZK 50mm f2.0


This lens is the predecessor of the Zorkii ZK 50mm f2.0 lens and was probably made from Zeiss parts. This is a 50mm F2.0 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens is collapsible and has ears to set the apertures. It lens is only found on very early Kiev Cameras. It is for the internal contax mount and looks identical to the ZK Zorkii except for markings. It is collapsable.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.6cm
Length: 3.8cm
Finish: Aluminum
Click Stops: no
weight: 125gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 004048

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ZK Zorkii 50mm f2.0


This is a 50mm F2.0 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. The lens is collapsible and has ears to set the apertures. This lens is only found on very early Kiev Cameras. It lens is for the internal contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.6cm
Length: 3.8cm
Finish: chrome
Click Stops: no
weight: 125gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
Filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 4902247

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Jupiter-8/8M


This is a 50mm F2.0 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens does not have a focusing mount built in. It is the most common lens found on Kiev range finder cameras. This lens is for the internal contax mount. There is also a Jupiter-8M which is modified internally but except for the marking and click stops, looks identical .



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.5cm
Length: 3.7cm
Finish: chrome/Aluminum
Click Stops: no
weight: 105gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 5217694

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Jupiter-8hb


This is a 50mm F2.0 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens fits the external lens mount for the Kiev 5 range finder cameras.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.9cm
Length: 4.3cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 200gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 49mm
Typical serial no: 720772

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Jupiter 3


This is a 50mm F1.5 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens is for the internal contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.4cm
Length: 4.2cm
Finish: chrome
Click Stops: no
weight: 135gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 6003660

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Helios 103


This is a 50mm F1.8 standard lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens is for the internal contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: Arsenal
Dimensions:
Diameter: 4.7cm
Length: 4.7cm
Finish: black& chrome
Click Stops: yes
weight: 150gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 8265793

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Helios-94


This is a 50mm F1.8 standard lens with apertures to 16. It focuses from 0.9 meters. This is the standard lens for the Kiev-5. This lens is for the external contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: unmarked
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.8cm
Length: 4.4cm
Finish: black
Click Stops: yes
weight: 225gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 49mm
Typical serial no: 701508

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Menopta


Very little is known about this lens and they are very rare. It is believed to be a prototype. It is a 53mm f1.8 lens found only in Contax mount for the Kiev. It resembles the Helios-103 cosmetically and is assumed to be an arsenal product although it has no makers logo..

Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: unknown
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.7mm
Length: 4.5cm
Finish: black & chrome
Click Stops: yes
weight: 150gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 930063

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Kiev Accesory lenses


Orion 15


This is a 28mm f6.0 wide angle lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.0 meters. This lens is for the external contax mount. This is the rarest of the standard production Contax mount lenses. It is not rangefinder coupled.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: Zagorsk
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.8cm
Length: 3.0cm
Finish: Aluminum
Click Stops: no
weight: 60gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 740538

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Jupiter 12


This is a 35mm F2.8 wide angle lens with apertures to 22 . It focuses from 0.9 meters. This lens is for the external contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 6.0cm
Length: 5.0cm
Finish: Aluminum/Black
Click Stops: no
weight: 110gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 8712081

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Jupiter 9


This is a 85mm F2.0 telephoto lens with apertures to22. It focuses from 1.15 meters. This lens is for the external contax mount.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 6.0cm
Length: 6.7cm
Finish: Aluminum/Black
Click Stops: no
weight: 350gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 49mm
Typical serial no: 8700591

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Jupiter 11


This is a 135mm F4.0 telephoto lens with apertures to 22. It focuses from 1.5 meters. This lens is for the external contax mount. There was a Jupiter 11-1 produced in black.



Technical Specifications

Lens Mount: Contax bayonet
Manufacturer: KMZ
Dimensions:
Diameter: 5.5cm
Length: 9.5cm
Finish:Aluminum
Click Stops: no
weight: 280gm
Diaphragm Type: manual
Elements/groups
filter size: 40.5mm
Typical serial no: 5706750

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