Regardless of your thoughts on Lomography and their analogue antics, it’s hard to deny their ongoing success with bringing long-lost lenses back from the grave. Today, they continue that trend by officially announcing their latest ‘Art’ lens, a 50mm f/1.5 lens called the Jupiter 3+ Art.
This lens is a recreation of the original Jupiter 3 lens, constructed in Soviet Russia throughout the latter parts of the 1940s. With its signature bokeh being the focus of Lomography’s production of the lens, they got to work reconstructing it by using the same factory the original lenses were produced in.
The result is a ‘a bold, beautiful, and brimming-with-bokeh resurrection from the zenith of Russian optical design,’ as said by Lomography.
Each lens is created with chrome-plated brass, an improvement over aluminum, which was used as the building block of the original Jupter 3.
The lens comes standard with a Leica L39 mount, but Lomography also includes an M-Mount adapter for more shooting options. Of course, with the right adapters, the lens should work on many mirrorless cameras on the market.
Below are a series of sample images provided by Lomography:
The updated Jupiter 3+ ‘Art’ lens will be made in small batches and are being sold for $650 on a first come, first serve basis.