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The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 6:20 pm
by LennyBloke
Quite simply my favourite prime lens length :)

Lets see piccies, comments, technical stuff, anything you want to say about 85's (even if you hate them!) :lol:

I'll start the ball rolling with a couple from one of my FA*85's....

Firstly this one was taken at f7.1 with a Jessops extension tube added (31mm I think):

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This one was shot at f1.4 on a lovely Summers evening, and is cropped a bit:

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I've shown you mine....

...now show me yours :yippee:

The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Sat Jul 26, 2014 7:43 pm
by Smeggypants
I wish I had an 85mm :)

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 6:49 am
by matwhittington
I have a siggie 85/1.4. Not the most recent 'art' badged one, but a thing of beauty nonetheless... I normally use it for taking pics of people, but here's a couple of other randoms from this year:

ImageIMGP5347 by Mat W, on Flickr

ImageIMGP2911 by Mat W, on Flickr

Cheers

M

The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 9:51 am
by Mayday
One of my favourite lenses too. Used a lot as my granddaughter grew up.

ImageIMGP2569 by Mayday, on Flickr

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Sun Jul 27, 2014 2:41 pm
by LennyBloke
One from my K85/1.8 (at f5.6)...

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...and one at f2.8 (cropped)...

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:)

The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:45 am
by aliengrove
Samyang 85mm f1.4 @f1,8


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The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 10:58 am
by Dr Orloff
That first shot speaks of a cracking lens. The others are pdg too but I really like how that first shot looks. I used to have an 85mm but no more. 77mm isn't far away. Could 77mm join in?

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:17 am
by LennyBloke
Dr Orloff wrote:That first shot speaks of a cracking lens. The others are pdg too but I really like how that first shot looks. I used to have an 85mm but no more. 77mm isn't far away. Could 77mm join in?



I've no objections....

...I've seen some of your photos before, they would be a welcome addition to any site :)

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 11:44 am
by LennyBloke
Smeggypants wrote:I wish I had an 85mm :)



I have a spare (well 2 spares technically) :lol: - Nobody wanted them when I tried to sell them :chin:

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:18 pm
by weinelm
Dr O wrote: 77mm isn't far away. Could 77mm join in?


Yes then I can join in too :) Perhaps the 77 deserves its own thread though?

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Mon Jul 28, 2014 1:39 pm
by LennyBloke
weinelm wrote:
Dr O wrote: 77mm isn't far away. Could 77mm join in?


Yes then I can join in too :) Perhaps the 77 deserves its own thread though?



Do it :) - But be aware that those guys and gals with their 70mm lenses will be knockin at the door :lol:

Re: The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Tue Jul 29, 2014 2:30 pm
by DaveKitson
Some terrific images here.

This thread has motivated me to dig out my FA* 85mm lens. I've had it for 10+years and seldom use it, (don't ask why because I don't know, but I will remedy this now).

I've just taken it into the garden, the flowers are past their best and it's windy, but I've made a start.

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dave k

The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:18 am
by ilovesaabs
I have on :D :D and a 77 :thumb:

The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Thu Jul 31, 2014 8:30 pm
by LennyBloke
It's good to see some really nice images from the 85's and I'm glad Dave has been inspired to use his FA* again :)


Here's another taken with the FA*85 @ f4, 1/800sec, iso160 at Hampton Court (the one in Herefordshire, not the palace :wink: ) 2 years ago...

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The 85mm Club

PostPosted: Thu Aug 07, 2014 10:02 am
by robbiec
Maximus by SuperTakumar 85, can't remember if it was the f/1.8 or f/1.9 version

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Looks duller than I remember. Must reprocess it with LR 5.6 and give it a little contrast boost :D