The Canon FD 85mm f / 1.2L is a large, heavy and solid lens with a somewhat unusual shape. And, of course, it has a cherished red stripe, which promises us optical miracles ...

I tested this lens right after the photo shoot with a Canon FD 50mm f / 1.2L. And almost immediately he said categorically: “No! The fifty-kopeck piece has a more expressive drawing! And this one somehow hurts evenly and calmly ... "


When I started to view pictures from both lenses on the monitor, both I and the model wanted to take the first pictures for processing with Canon FD 85mm f / 1.2L!

If you give him characteristics, then the following epithets are applicable: light, airy, transparent, calm, even ...
To be honest, I prefer the slightly more spontaneous and unpredictable drawing from the Canon EF 85mm f / 1.2L II autofocus. But this is already a matter of preference. Because in terms of sharpness, color rendering, color density, contrast, the FD version certainly lives up to its red stripe. Just make a reservation that the shooting was carried out with a hood. In principle, this is my iron rule, and in the case of this lens, it is simply unshakable - because the front lens comes close to the frame.

It is convenient to work with the lens - everything rotates easily, the glass is "grippy", the weight helps against sheening.

Canon FD 85mm f / 1.2L sample photo

Well, the rest is up to you - the shots at the fully open aperture below.

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