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p.2 #1 · p.2 #1 · 85mm legacy lenes


Pentax M85/2 is really small.
Prone to CA thought (as is the case of many old fast 85mm)
To me, its got a more 'reliable' bokeh, in most situations.



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Jan 29, 2017 at 01:19 AM
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p.2 #2 · p.2 #2 · 85mm legacy lenes


The CY lenses had very good CA control except for extreme conditions. A couple from the 100/3.5; the 85/2.8 will be rather similar - same optical formula etc. Fine skin tones and color balance. IMO, excellent bokeh.










slight green/magenta in strands of hair




Jan 29, 2017 at 02:52 AM
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p.2 #3 · p.2 #3 · 85mm legacy lenes


I had the Voigt 75/2.5 for a while and really liked it, regret selling it. I have the CY 85/1.4 now and like it as well. If they are good ones as someone else said than the 85/1.8 FD SSC belongs in the same set. Differences are subtle between them. Both the CY and FD have some bokeh outlining, I think the Voigt had less. I think the CY is sharper but it's splitting hairs and I need to look at it more, I was lazy and didn't use a tripod. The CY does seem to have that great micro contrast though.

The Voigt always had a great clarity to it, compared it to the Canon and I couldn't see much difference though. So I sold it, wish I had it back but mostly for its compact size and weight.



Jan 29, 2017 at 03:02 AM
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LightShow wrote:
It's a fine lens, just not as good as the better lenses, mine has some strong CA in high contrast situations, other than that, it's small, it's very close in size to my SSC 24/2.8 and 50/1.4, they actually make a nice compact trio, much smaller than my Rokkor 28/2.5, 58/1.2, 85/1,7 set.

https://c1.staticflickr.com/9/8373/8422973011_0b64d7a7b9_b.jpg

I'm actually trying to determine if Canon made an FD 85/1.8 before the SSC, I'm finding it hard to find any pictures or proof of one, I want to put together a 24/2.8, 50/1.4, 85/1.8 set of silver nose lenses, I'm thinking there is no silver nose, but
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EDIT: Just re-read your question, are you specifically talking about a version of FD before SSC?

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I owned and sold one - Search for Canomatic Super R 85mm. Beautiful lens with Preset aperture. Used it on my X-T1 when I had it. You can read more about it if interested in this thread I had created at that time.

http://www.fujix-forum.com/threads/anyone-here-has-any-info-on-super-canomatic-r-85mm-1-8.46290/

I got lucky on eBay with a bunch of Canon stuff (Camera and 2 Lenses, including this one) for under $50. Later the lens alone sold for 10X. Rare lens for sure.



Mar 15, 2017 at 11:39 PM
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p.2 #5 · p.2 #5 · 85mm legacy lenes


Two other options to add to this list:

Konica 85mm 1.8
Tamron 90mm 2.8 (Macro) if you are willing to sacrifice a stop or so of light. Wicked sharp even wide open.

Tamron Sample: Cross posted from Fuji forum

Wide open


Can be usually had from eBay around $125 (I had picked up mine in mint condition for $70, so not impossible to get cheaper)



Mar 15, 2017 at 11:43 PM
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p.2 #6 · p.2 #6 · 85mm legacy lenes


I continue to swear by the FD85L. It's my most used lens.


Mar 16, 2017 at 04:02 AM
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When I had an A7 I tried my three lenses around this focal length, just for sharpness at 2.8 the Voigtlander 75mm 2.5 was sharpest across the frame, Elmarit 90mm (original model) next and the Nikkor 85mm 1.8 AF the worst.

Gerry



Mar 16, 2017 at 09:24 AM
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starlights wrote:
Two other options to add to this list:

Konica 85mm 1.8
Tamron 90mm 2.8 (Macro) if you are willing to sacrifice a stop or so of light. Wicked sharp even wide open.

Tamron Sample: Cross posted from Fuji forum

Wide open
https://c1.staticflickr.com/1/693/22582999988_c6a00ea955_b.jpg

Can be usually had from eBay around $125 (I had picked up mine in mint condition for $70, so not impossible to get cheaper)


+1 for the Konica Hexanon AR 85/1.8. Hexanon AR lenses are frequently ignored because their short register distance meant they couldn't be adapted for use on most other mounts. But many of them are excellent.



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starlights wrote:
EDIT: Just re-read your question, are you specifically talking about a version of FD before SSC?

Original Response:
I owned and sold one - Search for Canomatic Super R 85mm. Beautiful lens with Preset aperture. Used it on my X-T1 when I had it. You can read more about it if interested in this thread I had created at that time.

http://www.fujix-forum.com/threads/anyone-here-has-any-info-on-super-canomatic-r-85mm-1-8.46290/

I got lucky on eBay with a bunch of Canon stuff (Camera and 2 Lenses, including this one) for under $50. Later the lens alone sold for 10X. Rare lens for sure.


Yes, I was looking for a silver nose 85/1.8, but have yet to find even a picture of one, so I started wondering if they started changing to black filter rings just prior to the SSC series.... still looking for evidence because it was a long time to wait for an 85 in FD mount if the first one was SSC.



Mar 16, 2017 at 12:45 PM
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p.2 #10 · p.2 #10 · 85mm legacy lenes


By silver nose do you mean just a silver aperture ring? If so the 85/1.8 FL looks like it's the one.

http://global.canon/en/c-museum/product/fl108.html
http://global.canon/en/c-museum/lens-series.html



Mar 16, 2017 at 03:30 PM
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p.2 #11 · p.2 #11 · 85mm legacy lenes


LightShow wrote:
Yes, I was looking for a silver nose 85/1.8, but have yet to find even a picture of one, so I started wondering if they started changing to black filter rings just prior to the SSC series.... still looking for evidence because it was a long time to wait for an 85 in FD mount if the first one was SSC.


I don't think a silver nose FD 85mm 1.8 ever existed - I have only seen 50mm silver nose ones.

The different 85mm 1.8 that I did have the pleasure of owning at one time or another:

Canomatic Super R 85mm 1.8 (Almost Leica like rendering)

Canon FL 85mm 1.8

Canon FD SSC 85mm 1.8

and Canon FD 85mm 1.8



Mar 16, 2017 at 06:56 PM
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p.2 #12 · p.2 #12 · 85mm legacy lenes


henryk805 wrote:
For under 200, contax zeiss g90 is hard to beat. It is a stop slower at 2.8,but tiny, sharp and has zeiss colors and microcontrast. The downside is that manual focusing is not ideal and AF adapter is noisy.


An alternative to the Zeiss G90 is the Zeiss CY 85/2.8. Same optical design, compact size and true focal length, but with a built-in helicoid focusing ring. However, it sounds as though the OP needs a faster lens. Too bad that the CY 85/1.4 costs more than $200, as that would probably be my choice for a fast lens in that FL.

Rob



Mar 16, 2017 at 07:45 PM
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LightShow wrote:
Yes, I was looking for a silver nose 85/1.8, but have yet to find even a picture of one, so I started wondering if they started changing to black filter rings just prior to the SSC series.... still looking for evidence because it was a long time to wait for an 85 in FD mount if the first one was SSC.

starlights wrote:
I don't think a silver nose FD 85mm 1.8 ever existed - I have only seen 50mm silver nose ones.

The different 85mm 1.8 that I did have the pleasure of owning at one time or another:

Canomatic Super R 85mm 1.8 (Almost Leica like rendering)

Canon FL 85mm 1.8

Canon FD SSC 85mm 1.8

and Canon FD 85mm 1.8

I still need an FL 85 for my FL set, and I'm thinking I can mod an SSC by chroming the filter ring to have it look the part, and paint the threads flat black to cancel out any flare/contrast loss.




Apr 01, 2017 at 03:44 PM
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p.2 #14 · p.2 #14 · 85mm legacy lenes


If this is useful, I have a 1960 Canon FD lens catalogue that shows there were still FL and even R lenses within the newer FD SSC lenses but the newer focal length list jumps from FD55F1.2ALSSC to FD100F2.8SSC, with no 85mm lens at all. This presumes the FL85mmF1.8 lens was deleted earlier before the new FD lens was redesigned. The earliest FD85mmF1.8 in a 1962 catalogue was an all-black SSC version. Even the 1960 catalogue I mentioned above had no chrome front FD lenses in it all as I recall they were updated to all-black front bayonet mounts. Despite my selection of many R, FL and early FD lenses, I don't even have any chrome nose FD lenses as I didn't seen many. Perhaps few were imported into Australia during that time? Regards, Gary.


Apr 05, 2017 at 02:59 PM
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p.2 #15 · p.2 #15 · 85mm legacy lenes


I love my Canon 85mm f1.8 Ltm.
Pics shoot with A7ii:









Apr 05, 2017 at 04:35 PM
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