New FD Lenses

50-100mm

New FD85mm f/2.8 Soft Focus

  • Specifications
Marketed February 1983
Original Price 115,000 yen
Lens Construction (group) 4
Lens Construction (element) 6
No. of Diaphragm Blades 9
Minimum Aperture 22
Closest Focusing Distance (m) 0.8
Maximum Magnification (x) 0.12
Filter Diameter (mm) 58
Maximum Diameter x Length (mm) 70 x 70
Weight (g) 400

This lens enables gradual changes to the amount of soft focus from the normal setting in general shooting. As the amount of soft focus is adjusted after focusing is achieved in the normal setting, the difficulty involved in focusing is alleviated, making the lens more user friendly through the adoption of 1 focusing ring system where focusing is achieved by turning the helicoid ring and soft focus is performed by sliding the ring linearly.

Functionally, by changing the space between the front and rear lens groups, the spherical aberration is created on the underside while other aberration changes are reduced, and the effective aperture is maximized to increase the marginal illumination, providing well-balanced soft focus throughout the entire frame.

In the normal setting, sharp definition with high contrast is also obtained through good aberration compensation, making the lens useful for general shooting.