Konica AR 85mm f/1.8 (#356)

Konica 85mm f/1.8 (no. 356)

This fast Konica 85mm f/1.8 is a rare-ish portrait lens in AR mount, and is the 'Green AE' (last) model of the series. This particular lens is one (#356) of two available, and is in overall excellent condition. Aside from a very minor 0.5mm coating mark on the front element (circled in red), this lens has no other optical defects. The mark is barely visible on inspection, but it will have no affect on image quality. The body and barrel are in excellent condition, with very minor signs of wear overall.

Everything operates smoothly, and is fully functional. The glass has no haze, fungus, seperation, or other undisclosed anomolies. The aperture clicks lightly and locks as-expected, and the focus is smooth and effortless. This lens would operate on any Konica AR mount film body, or it could work equally well on digital bodies with an appropriate adapter.

NOTE: Please be aware that this is a true portrait lens, in the classic sense. It is sharp, but not razor sharp, so that it doesn't highlight or exagerate normal pores in the skin or magnify blemishes in skin texture or tone; and it was designed to operate optimally at traditional subject distances for portrature. If your intention is to use this lens for landscapes, nature, or general 'street shooting', or even macro work - you're likely to be disappointed with your results.

You will receive the lens and its original front metal slip-on cap, and an original rear plastic cap; as pictured and as-described, with no other items included.

  • Tested on Sony mirrorless bodies for digital use, and on multiple Konica AR mount bodies to confirm full mechanical operations; but has not been 'film tested'.
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Used: Tested/Digital
Minor Optical Defects
Full Mechanical Functions
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May 28, 2019 - 7:00pm PDT
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