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Spiratone 85 mm f/ 1.7 Lens

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Spiratone 85 mm f/ 1.7 lens

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Manual Focus (MF)

Lens mounts: C/Y (contax/yashica), Canon FD, FDn, Konica AR, Nikon F (FX, DX), Olympus OM, Pentax K, Minolta SR (MD, MC)

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Average price: $225

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
85mmf/1.7f/1660.955505/17,869/2,7

Additional information:

Spiratone 85 mm f/ 1.7 - fast prime telephoto lens for a 35mm SLR cameras of popular systems 70-90s.

Good choice portrait lens with a soft bokeh.


Posted by: Nik_SSG   Date of publication: 02.06.2012


Mechanical quality5.001
Optical quality4.001
Usability5.001
Pricing / Value5.001
Bokeh4.001
Overall lens rating
4.60

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Owner reviews: Spiratone 85 mm f/ 1.7

Leo Koikov 12.08.2016 22:00:02
Period of use: 1 year

Strengths:

Good color and very decent contrast

Nice focus throw, neither too short, nor too long

Got for cheap from a thrift store


Weaknesses:

Losses contrast in bright light (as expected) but does not flare (unexpected).

Hood addresses the above to some extent

On a heavy side (expected)

Nose-heavy-ish on Fuji X-E2


Comments:

Love it (especially for $40). Produces very pleasant results within known physical/optical limitations and some more.

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/50044735836/in/dateposted-public/

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/albums/72157669297266053

https://www.flickr.com/photos/127536411@N03/50048596231/in/dateposted-public/

 

Looks almost identical to Accura Diamatic 85 mm f/1.7 YS

 http://allphotolenses.com/lenses/item/c_2364.html

The more I use on Sony A7ii, the more I like it