Overview of OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

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OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm. The lens is shown on the Canon EOS DIGITAL Rebel XSi (aka Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D, aka Canon EOS Kiss X2), installation was done using an adapter Olympus OM - Canon EOS.

In short

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm is an old lens for Olympus OM film cameras. It has a very compact size and stylish design with a chrome insert near the bayonet. Externally very similar to other shorter older lenses from OLYMPUS, such as Olympus Om-System Zuiko MC Auto-S 1: 1.4 f = 50mm.

At F / 2.0, the lens is sharp enough, with a moderate amount of chromatic aberrations, unfortunately, the picture can be overloaded with freezing (chromatic aberrations in the out-of-focus area, coloring contrast elements in purple and green). At F / 2.8 it is already confidently sharp. OLYMPUS 2/85 tolerates back and side light well, but in some situations it noticeably loses contrast and requires the use of a hood. Bokeh and color rendition are neutral, pleasant and non-intrusive.

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm is considered a classic portrait lens (fast aperture telephoto lens) and copes well with its tasks.

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

Main technical characteristics of OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm:

Review Instance Name Near the front lens: OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm 201529. On the chrome ring: Lens made in Japan
Basic properties
  • OM-SYSTEM - lens designed for Olympus OM system full format film cameras (Olympus yoshihisa Maitani)
  • Zuiko - Olympus lens series with Olympus OM mount
  • CAR - automatic aperture control for compatible cameras
  • T (Telephoto) - telephoto lens
  • manual focus only
  • aperture control ring
  • diaphragm repeater
  • MC - multi-coated optics
  • image correction system for focusing at short focusing distances
  • metal casecompact size
Front Filter Diameter 49 mm, metal thread for filters.
Focal length 85 mm

Zoom ratio 1 x
Designed by for film cameras with a frame size of 24 x 36
Number of aperture blades 8 petals, at a value of F / 2.8 form a hole with serrations. On F / 4-F / 16, the hole is in the shape of a regular octagon. In photographs, sometimes you can see octagons in the blur zone (example).
Labels focus distance scale in meters and feet. The depth of field scale for F / 4, 8, 16. The label for working in the infrared spectrum (red bar, combined with the right line of the depth of field for F / 8).
Diaphragm from f / 2 to f / 16. The lens has an aperture control ring. There are marks on the ring for F / 2, 2.8, 4, 5.6, 8, 11. The ring rotates with clicks without intermediate values. Auto iris control is supported on the respective cameras.
MDF 0.85 m
The weight November 260, XNUMX
Optical design 5 elements in 4 groups.

Optical design Olympus Zuiko 85mm f2

Please note that this lens is available in several versions with different optical designs. The lens does not use special optical elements in its optical design.

Lens hood Threaded, screwed into the front filter thread
Manufacturer country Lens made in Japan (lens made in Japan).
Period Produced since about 1986
Price From 200 to 300 cu for used option.

Prices for modern Olympus lenses are available see here.

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm well assembled. The focus ring is rubberized, rotates approximately 180 degrees. The ring travel is smooth and pleasant. During focusing, the front retractable body does not rotate. Focusing occurs by moving the entire lens block, the lens has image correction while focusing at close range. The aperture ring is located near the front lens (a huge number of lenses have a diaphragm control ring near the lens mount). Like all similar OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm lenses, it has a bayonet mount and aperture repeater on its body (usually the retainer and repeater are on the camera body).

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

Sample Photos

Pictures from Canon EOS Digital Rebel XSi (aka Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D, aka Canon EOS Kiss X2) An adapter was used for shooting Olympus OM - Canon EOS (with preservation of infinity). The photos in the gallery below are shown without processing, on camera JPEG.

Download source files in format JPEG can at this link (76 files in the '.JPG' format, 220 MB). One photo in processing here.

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good 85mm portrait lens is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, therefore I have prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full frame cameras with F <= 2 and a focal length of about 85 mm.

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor (Thailand or Japan)
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.2 L USM
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.2 L II USM
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.4 L IS USM
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING)

Yongnuo (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [Sony E, Aug 2020]
  4. Yongnuo Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [Canon RF, May 2021]

Sony / Sony Zeiss ZA / Minolta (E / FE, A mount)

  1. Sony FE 1.4 / 85 GM (SEL-85Z)
  2. Sony FE 1.8 / 85 (SEL-85F18)
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T*
  4. Minolta AF 85mm 1: 1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G + RS and other versions of the same lens, A mount

Sigma (different mounts)

  1. Sigma EX 85mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM (two sub-versions with different body coatings, for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K), 2010
  2. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG | A [Art] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony E, Leica L)
  3. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A [Art] (for Sony E, Leica L), 2020

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Sony E / FE + Fujifilm X, April 2019)
  2. Viltrox AF 85 / 1.8 II XF STM ED IF (Sony E / FE + Fujifilm X, July 2020). Lightweight second version
  3. Viltrox AF 85 / 1.8 Z STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Dec 2020)
  4. Viltrox AF 85 / 1.8 RF STM ED IF (Canon RF, Nov 2021, with AF / MF switch)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC Pentax-FA * 1: 1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 1992
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW 2020

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 [EF or F] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, diagram 9/7)
  2. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, Canon RF, diagram 11/8)

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F)

  1. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Canon EF / Canon EF-S, April 2018)
  2. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Nikon F, Aug 2020)

Zeiss (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85)

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F / 1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [no VC function])

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E, most likely a complete analog Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM)

Contax (Contax N mount)

  1. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * (Contax)

Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm 2020

Separately, you can still highlight non-classic 85s:

  1. longer LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-SL 1: 2/90 ASPH. (Leica L)
  2. less aperture Sony 85 / 2.8 SAM (SAL85f28) [2010, A]
  3. shorter SMC PENTAX FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (1997, K)
  4. shorter HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (2021, K)
  5. shorter Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (2020, E)
  6. macro lens Canon Lens RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM [2020, RF]
  7. sprinkled Samsung Lens 1: 1.4 85mm ED SSA i-Function [NX]
  8. sprinkled FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 90mm 1: 2 R LM WR [X]

In the comments, you can ask a question on the topic and they will definitely answer you, and you can also express your opinion or share your experience. For the selection of photographic equipment, I recommend large catalogs, for example E-Catalog. Many little things for the photo can be found on AliExpress.

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm. The lens is shown on the Canon EOS DIGITAL Rebel XSi (aka Canon EOS DIGITAL 450D, aka Canon EOS Kiss X2), installation was done using an adapter Olympus OM - Canon EOS.

Results

OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm - fascinates with its compactness and pleasant picture. The image quality is at a good level, as for old optics. The main task of such lenses in the modern world is creative photography, for which the OLYMPUS 85/2 suits with a bang.

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Comments: 53, on the topic: Overview of OLYMPUS OM-SYSTEM ZUIKO MC AUTO-T 1: 2 f = 85mm

  • Lynx

    Film oliki is one of the most awesome lenses now

    • anonym

      I agree! And the price is holding on. Mama don’t cry! But they are worth it!

    • zengarden

      But this one is kind of strange. Not impressed even once, without a twist.
      Olympus has excellent 50s and 100s, and this ...

      • lynx

        hundreds are generally beautiful.
        I restrain myself so that om-1 and a half do not buy, and I already have a hundred.
        .........
        but this type of "fashion" is obtained.

  • Jury

    The girl in the photo - you can't take your eyes off. Good :-)

    • Alexander

      Yes, baby is lovely))

  • Oleg

    Great lens. In general, if you look in the direction of the old manual optics, then it is probably in the direction of the olives. Just two heads taller than all gelics, jupiters and kaleinars. Plus, all lenses are compact in size. 24mm Olik, for example, is a small pancake that covers a full frame and has good optical performance, similar Soviet lenses are not even nearby

  • Rodion

    Gorgeous lens. Somewhat similar to the white Krasnogorsk Jupiter-9 - image neutrality and size. He can be replaced in the arsenal.

  • Igor_K

    I fully support all the positive reviews about "oliki". Once I read an article that the developers of the OM-series, simply but tastefully, position it as “an inexpensive alternative to Leitz”. I think they were slightly bent, but “100mm \ 2,8”, “28mm \ 3,5” and “50mm \ 1,4” impressed me. In addition to excellent color rendition and sharpness, there is some kind of special airiness and transparency in the “OM-ovsky” picture.
    The review is excellent, the lens is excellent, the model is lovely! Arcadia - RESPECT!

  • Ivan

    Arkady, tell me why for a long time on the site you did not even mention the mechanical NIKKOR 85 2.0? He is, as it were, from a galaxy of mechanical film tops from the 70s from everyone's favorite filming equipment manufacturer? I do not understand…

    • Oleg

      Why didn’t you mention? If you have one, why not make a review?

      • Ivan

        I'm just screaming about him now !!!)))

        • Rodion

          Scream further. And they could write a review and send to Arkady. They say it’s possible now, but it’s not accurate)

          • Arkady Shapoval

            There are no olives, but you hold on :)

            • Ivan

              )))

          • KalekseyG

            “But this is not certain” - burns young people.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              Make noiseLet's flood!

      • Ivan

        And because it is also likely that no one needs my review here by default))) I love this site, and I find it useful and necessary. But here for me there are many incomprehensions. Why, for example, in the MISCELLANEOUS section, there is literally no Olikovskaya optics of the times of autofocus, which has already died 4 by 3 ??? The same whale 14-42ED which are essentially the BEST whales before the release of Nikkorov VR24, recalculated under 2mp ??? The same line of 420 520 620 cameras, which objectively, before their imminent resignation, was one step ahead of the planet for the convenience of having an already built-in camera stub of an incredible resource price (yes, ordinary plastic ones still work with a MINIMUM number of warranty failures). Why is not all this?

        • Onotole

          Why?

          But you yourself, as an adult (I hope) a person, why do you think?

          • Ivan

            Because I have probably not had the go-ahead until now. We are waiting with….

            • Arkady Shapoval

              The rest of the users send and I post, and many do not ask - they do.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Because the representatives of Olik did not give a review, and users also did not want to. No secrets or conspiracies. Want to tell, prepare the material, I will gladly post it, what is the problem?

          • Ivan

            Look I can do on 85 2.0 Nikkorushka starting and on Olympushka 14-42ED. Then just evaluate for yourself and decide whether you need a sequel ... Once again, there is everything to fill for an amateur Olik, from body to flashes and optics.
            So something like this)

            • Arkady Shapoval

              Usefulness is likely to be appreciated by users. More work, less flooding.

              • Ivan

                OK ATP

        • Oleg

          The review is definitely needed and will be interesting to many. With the same success, you can announce a conspiracy against Kenon: "where are the reviews: 70-200, 16-35, 17-40, 24-70 \ f4, and where are the L-fixes: 24,35,50, 85, 135mm? "

          • Ivan

            Yes, yes, 70-200 is especially needed. If the site is already growing, then it is worth going beyond)))

          • Ivan

            And ATP for support)))

            • Oleg

              Simply, Radozhiva is a rather huge project, which essentially rests on the enthusiasm of one person and which covers reviews from Industar-96u to, say, the top Kenonov and Nikon macroflows, also with carcasses from the simplest to the most advanced, which requires tremendous time and effort. Yes, there aren’t enough reviews of top-end lenses and cameras, but you need to understand that 70-200 \ 2.8 is not the lens that everyone has in the locker and which he just picked up and filmed the review or sent it by mail for review

              • Ivan

                It's clear. Just 70-200 4 is optically the same as 2.8 and is still able to lie with all fans of the boot)

    • Arkady Shapoval

      For the same reason that I did not mention millions of other lenses. He was not in my review.

      • Onotole

        Exactly

  • Ivan

    It's just that general WOW about the old Olik, of course, are largely justified, but it seems to me that in general you have forgotten about your native ... The same bold film pixel is the same size as top-quality picture quality for the 70s. The same Rockwell, for example, simply screams about him - it is about him, if not strange - defining him as one of the sharpest and most balanced objectives in the history of Nicocorpe. Or is it wrong, like the on foto tests and many others? Throw a link for study?)))

    • Arkady Shapoval

      Ask Kenny, I just think you won’t get an answer :)

      • Ivan

        So, for my part, I can stir up about the 85 2.0 Nikkor as a new state as out of the 77gv box and walk widely across Olik about ALL of his lenses except for the PRO and TOP PRO series and the 420 520 620 camera. site content more Arkady is necessary for you. It’s like this for me - so that they don’t forget about my loved ones ... So no offense - I kind of like everything here - give the go-ahead - I’ll work on it. Everything is in stock.

        • Onotole

          Already three of you, including Arkady, have given the go-ahead (quotes: “prepare the material”, “why not make a review”, “could write a review and send Arkady”) what are you still waiting for?

          • Ivan

            Direct green light from the author of the project)))

            • Arkady Shapoval

              # 00FF00

              • Ivan

                Fine!!!

          • Ivan

            Do not aggress) I just love my olikotech Pts and want to give it a light) Maybe you will like it if it comes to that. Decisions here are made by the author whose opinion we all here value and perceive adequately)

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Write, send, you may not even ask - https://radojuva.com/2015/12/end-of-line/

  • anonym

    And the Nikon system will become Olympus glass?

    • Oleg

      I'm not sure exactly, but in my opinion there may be problems with "infinity"

    • Arkady Shapoval

      They will, but there will be no infinity and adapters are rare. There are adapters with a lens, but they will spoil the picture + their cost is high.

      • Igor_K

        You can put on Nikon without a lens, but not all. 100 \ 2,8 and 28 \ 3,5 turned out to be transplanted, but 50 \ 1,4 - no. Below is an example with 28 \ 3,5. In this regard, I often think about the Pentax or Kenon, so that the lenses are not "crippled" to use.

    • zengarden

      You can replace the mount. There are instructions on the Internet. I have remade so fifty dollars.

  • Arkady Shapoval

    By the way, the girl from the review was asked to choose 20 photos for processing. Seth was filming a dark hypersum Sony 24-240 and this Olyk. As a result, she chose only 2 photos from Olik, the rest from a sterile zoom. Here you have Olik :)

    • Alexander

      And here everything is just natural. There photos are more colorful and the eyes of the young lady are more mysterious in color, so she is guided by this and opted for Sonya))

    • Oleg

      Yes, in general, and not surprisingly. Sonya will have flowers, more contrast, the focus is accurate. Yes, and the portraits on the big focal were still successful.

  • Dmitriy

    Arkady, I have a question about the OM-EOS adapter, which you indicated under the link “An Olympus OM - Canon EOS adapter was used for shooting (with preservation of infinity)”: Does the adapter behave normally in the camera mount / lens mount? not backlash? My adapter, bought on Ali (but in another store), is shamelessly backlash, I want to change it to a more efficient one, your application experience is interesting.

    • Arkady Shapoval

      There are different, I had 2, without backlashes.

      • Dmitriy

        I see. Thanks!

  • Vladimir

    Some lens is inadequate in different situations - it seemed gorgeous, then nothing ... You have to do it yourself ....

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