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07-02-2019, 02:07 PM   #1
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Fast 85mm lens?

Are we getting a nice new modern fast 85mm soon?

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Yes, the DFA* 85mm should be just around the corner. I'm guessing that it's the next roadmapped lens that we will see.
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That's really good to know. Thank you, Adam.
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There's also copies of the FA* 85 1.4 around. A number of forum users love that lens.

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and the Samyang 85/1.4 is available new also... and the Sigma 85/1.4 EX DG
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There's also copies of the FA* 85 1.4 around. A number of forum users love that lens.
Sure there are, plenty. But why not a nice modern lens, like the DFA 50mm? Oh I'll get one, either Pentax, or Nikon.

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and the Samyang 85/1.4 is available new also... and the Sigma 85/1.4 EX DG
I shouldn't have to buy a third party lens just to get an 85mm.
07-02-2019, 05:36 PM   #7
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But why not a nice modern lens [snip] ?
But then there would be no LBA.


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Any guess about the price range?( dfa 85mm)

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Any guess about the price range?( dfa 85mm)
1399 or so?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Kaisas Quote
Any guess about the price range?( dfa 85mm)
The Nikon started at $2000, but it's couple years old now.

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Are we getting a nice new modern fast 85mm soon?
What are you planning to use it for?
What's the rush?
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1399 or so?
Canon costs 1600, Sigma 1200, put the Pentax at 1500.
No rush to get the 85, but without this option, there is quite some pull away to a company that manages to offer a 1.4 85 solution.
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QuoteOriginally posted by zapp Quote
Canon costs 1600, Sigma 1200, put the Pentax at 1500.
No rush to get the 85, but without this option, there is quite some pull away to a company that manages to offer a 1.4 85 solution.
I owned the glorious A* 85 f1.4, sold it, bought the FA 77 f1.8 and never felt like I missed anything. But I've not used the FA* 85 f1.4 nor the Nikon. The A* admittedly was a bit sharper wide open than the FA* 85 from all that I've seen. I guess it really depends on what you want that modern lens to do...
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DFA85 will come this year or next year. We saw of plastic molded version at CP+.

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I shouldn't have to buy a third party lens just to get an 85mm.
No you don't. If you need such lens shortly, you can get a used Pentax FA*85, or Pentax FA77 and resell it almost the same price to finance the new D-FA*85 when it'll be available.
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But why not a nice modern lens
She may not be "modern"... but I find that my “Sweetheart” (Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4) is more than capable and can certainly deliver results.

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Are we getting a nice new modern fast 85mm soon?
There's already a thread about it:
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