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What are the lightest 85mm lenses, f2 or faster?
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 10:53 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Minolta MD 85mm f2 is brilliant. And it's light.


PostPosted: Tue Feb 21, 2017 11:00 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I will throw in a vote for the Samyang/Rokinon 1.4/85. You can get it in E mount if you prefer. It isn't a small lens but is made of light-weight materials. It's optically quite good. Lovely colors and bokeh. Acceptably sharp stopped down slightly but a nice portrait look wide open.


PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 9:40 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

there is also the zhongyi guangxue 85 f2 creator. I don't have one myself but my friend does and it produces some really nice images at a reasonable price point. it's also not too big or heavy


PostPosted: Wed Feb 22, 2017 7:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Zuiko is useful for landscapes too.


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Rural


PostPosted: Thu Feb 23, 2017 12:25 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

listera wrote:
Zuiko is useful for landscapes too.


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Rural

Those images are extremely good and show off the lens' ability
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PostPosted: Sat Feb 25, 2017 9:38 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I sourced a Rokkor 85/2 for a customer, and did a quick and dirty head to head against my Zuiko, and the difference between them was negligible. The Minolta has a reputation for sharpness (compared to the Rokkor 85/1.7), but it is no sharper than the Olympus. There was a slight difference in colour rendition, but ultimately they are both excellent lenses.

The M42 Jupiter-9 is worth a shout too as long as you don't mind it being a fair bit softer than the Rokkor and Zuiko.

As for what I consider to be the best of that type of lens, I take the Carl Zeiss 90/2.8 G Sonnar Smile


PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 1:20 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

itsfozzy: Out of curiosity which version of the 85mm Zuiko do you have?


PostPosted: Sun Feb 26, 2017 2:06 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

glaebhoerl wrote:
itsfozzy: Out of curiosity which version of the 85mm Zuiko do you have?


This one.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/125323761@N07/26770738712/in/album-72157653805552962/

FYI, there is a little comparison with the Meyer 100/2.8 Orestor in that album.


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 10:20 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

I actually did go through your Flickr albums before asking the question, and found that - but that's a 100mm lens!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

glaebhoerl wrote:
I actually did go through your Flickr albums before asking the question, and found that - but that's a 100mm lens!


OOPS!

I need to do something about that!


PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:07 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Here it is on my OM1 Smile



PostPosted: Mon Feb 27, 2017 11:31 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Alternatives

Vivitar 85/1.8 (Probably a Tokina)
LZOS M42 Jupiter-9
Carl Zeiss 90/2.8 G Sonnar T*

Shot with a Sony A7 II & Zeiss Opton Sonnar 50/1.5