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12-25-2007, 11:05 AM   #1
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Zeiss Planar T* ZK 85/1.4

I see there is a UK store offering this in a K-mount version. About $1400. Anyone know how this would compare in performance with the PTX A* 85/1.4?

Just askin'..............

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$1400 is way too much. Matsuiyastore has them for $1K and they are generally overpriced by a little bit. (See this eBay listing.)

I've used the ZF 85/1.4 (for Nikon) and the FA* 85/1.4 - not exactly the comparison you were looking for - but to my tastes the Pentax is better. They are both very good lenses. The A* has a much different character from the FA* though, my guess is the former is sharper across the frame.
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Thanks; I suspected as much both on IQ and $. BTW, is there any lens you don't know about?
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QuoteOriginally posted by John Kovarik Quote
Thanks; I suspected as much both on IQ and $. BTW, is there any lens you don't know about?
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LOFL!

I've done a lot of homework on lenses over the last several years. One thing to keep in mind though is that, not unlike Stan's site, mine is just one opinion.

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