9.8
9.8
9.8

Canon FD 85mm f/1.2 S.S.C. Aspherical

Year 1976
Lens Groups 6
Lens Element 8
Aperature Blades 9
Minimum Aperture f/16
Closest Focusing 1. m
Max. Magnifcation 1:10 (0.1x)
Filter Size 72 mm
Diameter x Length 81 x 71 mm
Weight 756 gr (1.67 lb)
Hood -
2016-07-10

harryq

IQ
10.0
Build
10.0
10
Optical performance, build quality
Today used prices

The best portrait lens Canon has ever made. Light intensity, sharpness and a wonderful Bokeh, absolutely incredible. Overall, better than the successor and the current AF lenses. Mechanically a dream, everything goes easily and precisely. After twenty-five years still perfect in use, built for centuries. This lens was made by Canon without lens hood as available light lens on the market, but there is a well-fitting Canon lens hood, namely the screw lens hood from the EX 125 F3.5.

2014-12-30

Guest

IQ
10.0
Build
9.5
9.8
Sharp, Color Rendition, Bokeh
Rare, can not use Hood

This lens is the latest member in my FD collection alongside with canon 35 f2 SSC and 85 1.2 FDL.rnIt is not razor sharp wide open compared to the FDL version, however, richer in details. The color is slightly muted and leaned to the warm side. rnBokeh is very smooth even for close background. It can easily turn fuzzy distractions, even at 30 cm range into a creamy wall. rnSkin tone is nice, a lil bit yellower compared to the FDL. rnI take back 0.5 for the lack of hood. Canon designed it this way, I guess they were confident that this lens is Flare Free LoLrn

2009-05-06

Guest

IQ
9.5
Build
10.0
9.7
Everything
I subtracted .5 on IQ due to some LoCA wide open. Otherwise the lens is perfect.

I have converted this lens and use it on my EOS 5D. It is simply incredible. The grandpa of the 85L and predecessor of the newFD 85L. Only grandpa has 9 blades. The build quality and manual focus action is simply superb. Sharpness is incredible, even wide open. Bokeh is simply gorgeous. Colour is very slightly muted , but very true. Contrast is moderate. Both of these aspects are favourable to me over the more modern versions.