The Stupendous Power of the Mysterious Jupiter Scope Filter

2012-05-21 9

Do you believe in magic? Well, you better, because this is a review about the stupendous magical power of the mysterious `Jupiter Scope’. What power does it posses and why it is mysterious? Find out after the jump!

Photo via Holographica

Really, why is this “Jupiter Scope” mysterious? Well, I believe you haven’t heard or seen this “Jupiter Scope”, I tried searching it on the internet and only found 2 results that are the same from what I am really searching. One is from Flickr and other one is from a blog named antiquarian holographica.

Jupiter Scope is some kind of a filter that has the magical power to add color spectrums and rainbow like effects on your photos like this.

Credits: walasiteodito

If you’re asking me where this came from, this Jupiter Scope had already gone through 2 hands before it fell on mine. The original owner was a man named Mr. Sakro. He is from the Planetarium Division of the National Museum of the Philippines and he gave the Jupiter Scope to my father years ago. May father gave it to me only last April.

As to what I have read, this item dates back to the 1980’s. “The Jupiter Scope itself is actually a piece of diffraction Grating” (diffraction grating – splits and diffracts light into several beams traveling in different directions).

This jelly-like filter is super easy to use. Just simply put it on the lens of your SLR and your done. It sticks and peels off easily to your real filter.

In my observation, the effects usually occur where there is a possible lens flare, or on really light parts of the photos. It’s great especially on x-pro slides.

Credits: walasiteodito

Its real powers really show when you shoot with it at night and on fireworks.

Credits: walasiteodito

That’s all I can say about it for now. If you liked the effects of this filter, and if you ever get a chance to have it, never hesitate, just grab it!

written by walasiteodito on 2012-05-21 #gear #review #jupiter-scope #filter-rainbow-spectrum-walasiteodito-effects-colorful-slide-fireworks-philippines


  1. superlighter
    superlighter ·

    I have one of these filter made by Cokin that is called Diffractor Galaxy

  2. boobert
    boobert ·


  3. gvelasco
    gvelasco ·

    Ha! I have one too. I'll have to use it now.

  4. walasiteodito
    walasiteodito ·

    @superlighter have you tried it? I want to see the photos!

    @gvelasco i want to see the photos you shoot with it! :)

    @boobert thanks!

  5. superlighter
  6. ghostblastoise
    ghostblastoise ·

    Oh maaaaan, the fireworks pictures are amazing. I gotta check this thing out.

  7. freakoftheweek
    freakoftheweek ·

    Great Idea, must try this out ;-)

  8. wolkers
    wolkers ·

    Wish Lomography would produce sth like this!

  9. bives
    bives ·

    I was going through my late father's camera bag while cleaning out the garage, and I found a Jupiter Scope (trademarked), and labeled The Pocket Light Analyzer. It is copyrighted (patent pending) by Functional Products Co. located in Berkeley CA. Made in the U.S.A. I haven't used it, but may give it a try. The filter is inside a blue plastic sleeve.

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