New lens: Kinoshita Kistar 85mm f/1.4

After the Kistar 35mm f/1.4 and Kistar 55mm f/1.2 lenses, the Japanese company Kinoshita Optical Research Institute Co. Ltd announced their third Kistar 85mm f/1.4 manual focus full frame lens. The price in Japan is ¥133,400 excluding VAT (around $1,250).

Kinoshita Kistar lenses can be purchased on eBay.

Here are the lens details:


Focal length 85 mm
Aperture ratio 1: 1.4
Aperture (Manual) Open ~ F16
Focus (manual) ∞ ~ 0.8 m
Lens configuration 5 groups 6 sheets
Angle of view 29 °
Maximum diameter × length φ 70 mm × 76.9 mm
Filter diameter φ 67 mm
mass 542 g
Mount type KCY mount (Contax/Yashica)
Suggested retail price ¥ 133,400

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