Unlike many of Lomography's products, which are often inexpensive, the Jupiter 3+ fetches $649, direct, at the brand's online store. Comparatively, an original Jupiter 3 can be had for around $200 on online auction sites, so why shell out for the re-issue? As anyone who's purchased vintage Soviet camera equipment can tell you, factory quality-control standards in the USSR were not as exacting as they are today in the factories where most contemporary photo equipment is produced. Vintage lenses, regardless of price, are often a gamble to buy without inspecting in-person as most online auctions online picture their items in only the most flattering light. Older glass is often in need of a CLA to remove haze and fungus or to re-lubricate the aperture blades or focusing helical. While the new Jupiter 3+ isn't cheap, it is guaranteed to provide the same novel characteristics as the original, without the hassle of hunting down and repairing a vintage specimen.