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10-06-2010, 11:05 AM   #31
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if u have tried fa 77 ltd, and poisoned by 85mm 1.8 u shouldn't seek aid for it :P go buy it have fun with plastic.
but when u try 77ltd and see the bokeh, u will only want ff pentax body :P
buying a 40d+85mm costs like 800 usd so does buying 77 ltd new.
and 77 ltd can be found for 600 650 dollars used

10-06-2010, 11:28 AM   #32
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QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
rented it with an old canon body for a weekend events and the pics were stunning.

a used canon camera is about $200 and $379 for the EF 85mm f/1.8 new.

so for $579 or lower, is there a pentax mount antidote at that focal length?

the pics i got from it is convincing me to switch to primes 100%.

If you are so inclined to go with two system, I say go ahead and try. You are probably not going to lose much value when selling the used Canon body and EF 85/1.8. Maybe 20%? That's not too bad. Once you get a second system, you can then make a better comparison for yourself. I have both Pentax and Nikon and I have come to appreciate the size and light weight of the Pentax system and use it >80% of the time.

On the other hand, if you get the FA77/1.8 and don't like it, I am sure you can sell it pretty easily also .... 10% hit?

Consider what do you have to lose?

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