Short review 35KP-1,8 / 85

For the provided lens 35KP-1,8 / 85 many thanks Konstantin Puchkov.

35KP-1,8 / 85

35KP-1,8 / 85. Photo take here (the lens from the review is heavily modified and the marking is no longer visible on it). The adapted version looks like like this.

In short

35KP-1,8 / 85 - Soviet film projection lens. Nowadays it can be used as a creative lens after appropriate adaptation, it is primarily interesting as a portrait lens.

Cinema projection lenses are prized for their exclusive image character. 35KP-1,8 / 850 turned out to be sharp and create a pleasant picture with the character inherent in planars. Like 35KP-1,8 / 70, in my opinion, 35KP-1,8 / 85 is also one of the best projection and cinematographic lenses in the family of their kind. One of the obvious shortcomings is noticeable glare in the backlight.

The lens consists of only one massive lens unit and requires adaptation for use on modern digital cameras. A sufficiently long flange distance allows the 35KP-1,8 / 85 to be adapted for both mirrorless and SLR cameras. 5KP-1,8 / 85 easily covers the full frame.

Sample Photos

Sample photos with original RAW files were helped by the photographer Natalya romanenko (instagram). Convert RAW source files with Nikon D700 original utility Nikon Capture NX-D v 1.4.6. The lens does not have an aperture, and therefore you can always shoot exclusively at F / 1.8.

You can download the original photos in RAW format at this link... Some more photos here.

All reviews of film projection and filming lenses:

  1. RO3-3M 2/50
  2. RO2-2M 75/2 (review from the reader)
  3. PO 500-1 F9 CM. 1: 2 P (review from the reader)
  4. LENKINAP RO500-1 F = 9cm 1: 2 P (review from the reader)
  5. ЛЭТИ-60/60М F=92 1:2 (review from the reader)
  6. 2/92
  7. F = 92 1: 2
  8. ОКП-6-70-1 F=70 1:1,8
  9. LENKINAP OKS1A-75-1 F=75 1:2 P (review from the reader)
  10. LOMO RO501-1 F = 100 1: 2 (+ materials from the reader)
  11. LOMO RO500-1 F = 90 1: 2
  12. 16KP-1,4 / 65 (review from the reader)
  13. 35KP-1,8 / 65 (review from the reader)
  14. 35KP-1,8 / 70
  15. 35KP-1,8 / 75 (review from the reader)
  16. 35KP-1,8 / 85
  17. 35KP-1.8 / 100 (review from the reader)
  18. 35KP-1.8 / 120 (review from the reader)
  19. 35KP-1,8 / 120 (with aperture, reader's review)
  20. LOMO P-5 F = 90 1: 2 (review from the reader)
  21. LOMO P-5 F = 100 1: 2 (review from the reader)
  22. LOMO OKS1-22-1 F = 22 1: 2.8 (review from the reader)
  23. ЛОМО ОКС1-40-1 40/2.5 (review from the reader)
  24. LOMO OKS1-300-1 F = 300 1: 3.5 (review from the reader)
  25. LOMO OKS11-35-1 F = 35 1: 2 (review from the reader)
  26. LOMO J-53 F = 75 1: 2 (review from the reader)
  27. LOMO J-54 F = 85 1: 2 (review from the reader)
  28. LOMO OKP4-80-1 F=80 1:1,8 (review from the reader)
  29. (review from the reader)
  30. Tair-41 50/2 (review from the reader)
  31. KO-120 1: 2,1 120mm
  32. KO-90 1: 1,9 F = 9cm (review from the reader)
  33. KO-120M 1: 1.8 F = 120mm (review from the reader)
  34. KO-120M 120 / 1.8 with a diaphragm and helicoid (review from the reader)
  35. KO-120 1: 2.1 F = 12cm (review from the reader)
  36. GOZ “KO-140” 1:2,2 F–14cm (review from the reader)
  37. MP RSFSR GLAVOCHTEKHPROM PLANT №6 ★ F=7.7cm ★ (review from the reader)
  39. Schneider Super Cinelux 70/2
  40. Meopta Meostigmat 100/1.7
  41. Projection aplanates: "Petzvali" and "Richter"

The names of the lenses correspond to their exact spelling on the body.

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Comments: 19, on the topic: Brief overview of 35KP-1,8 / 85

  • Rodion

    This is the younger brother of the 100 / 1.8 Minsky. Six-lens planar.

  • Sergei

    Sharpness at full aperture is too good for portrait use.
    If you shoot a portrait of a lady of Balzac's age, you are used to having high sharpness just before your eyes.
    And here it is noticeably wider. We'll have to soften the skin on the face and neck additionally.
    A good portrait lens allows you to control this process by closing the aperture.

    • Rodion

      As if the modern 85 / 1.8 would draw something differently ...

  • Andrei

    "Nowadays it can be used as a creative lens after appropriate adaptation, primarily interesting as a portrait lens."
    Hmmm, 20 photos - 2 portraits and 15 photos of grass. Is he really interesting as a portraitist?

    • Rodion

      Now is not the season, but you can understand its suitability and from these photos you can, if you look and think, and not dig.

      • Andrei

        I'm not digging. It is also not the season for grass, but there are many times more portraits of it.
        How do you rate this “primarily interesting portrait lens” from these two photos? Well, that's it. You think that it is enough to add some kind of opinion about him - ok, hi so i bude.

        • Arkady Shapoval

          Natasha, who prepared an example, will improve

          • Andrei

            We are waiting for the update.

  • Roman

    For a portrait, it must be covered so as not to get situations in the style of "the left eye is sharp, the right eye is not very", and in the modern world it is already inconvenient to do this with pens. Otherwise, it will only be full face portraits. And if there is also no diaphragm, then it turns out completely sad.

    • Rodion

      Why, by the way, is this considered bad manners?

      • Novel

        There is nothing worse than monotony in portrait photography. On high-aperture optics in the open, we will get either Esquire-style photos, or with a sharp and unsharp eye, if we turn the model even slightly. And that's all. Not only do two such types of portraits quickly get bored, but there are very few models and situations for which this is suitable. More often, a blurry eye is perceived as some kind of defect, and a defect in the model. Or as a lack of photography skills.

        By the way, you have an interesting lens to note -

  • Trueash

    There is a group dedicated to projection lenses in the MordBook. I got the impression that some of them twist the background so that “Helios-40” is quietly crying on the sidelines.
    In this regard, there is a question for connoisseurs: why does this effect not manifest itself when the projection device works for its intended purpose?

    • alexey_laa

      “When the projector works for its intended purpose” - obviously, because when the projection from the film to the screen, everything is in focus (the entire frame of the film), there is no out-of-focus area, and there is no defocused image either.

      • Trueash

        >> there is no blur zone - Oh, really. Thanks!

    • Bogdan

      And if it’s affectionate, it’s not important for us to do it.

      • Trueash

        Axis here:

        • Bogdan

          Dyakuyu. Even cool!

          • Trueash

            I am not even more surprised, ale the hostility is formed, but the projection lens is “the head in the middle of the frame, and the background is not cool, or polyethylen”. I will not say that it is nasty, an ale such defect can be quickly become a stamp. Yak bi there is no bulo, I want to try it: D

            • Bogdan

              Zhakhlivy technical marriage, ale duzhe tsіkaviy, I really want to try it too)))

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