FL 85mm f1.8

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I recently purchased this lens on ebay ($160). It is intended for portraits and I was wondering if anyone has this lens or has had this lens and might pass a few comments as to its ability. 85mm 1.8 glass obviosly has some advantages and i'm not too worried about lens flare(afterall it is controllable). Any comments would be appreciated. Thanks.

-- Phil Meadows (silver-crest@msn.com), January 30, 2002



I haven't owned one, but I've heard that it's an outstanding lens from a book on Canon FD gear. I would say that it would also be a great lens for candid shots, especially since it is so fast. It's susposed to be quite sharp. Good luck.


-- John Ratliff (cratliff@easystreet.com), February 20, 2002.

I like wise, but I communicated with a Guy That had it was SSC also he said it was darn good, he wouldn't want to sell it except he was moving on too digital. Cost was to rich for my blood at this time, oh well there's another one some pace just waiting for me.


-- Lyle Mann (photomann12@yahoo.com), March 18, 2002.


Staggering!!! This lens is superb. I have compared trannies from this and Leica stuff on Velvia and guess what... you dont need to spend Leica money. If anyone is interested in obtaining one, get 2!!! Your mates' gonna want the other! Thanks for the replies.

-- Phil (silver-crest@msn.com), April 23, 2002.

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