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04-15-2007, 02:31 AM   #1
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Average price for A* 85mm f1.4?

Hello,

I've found one of these in a shop, and I'm really tempted at getting it since I'm a sucker for fast glass. However, it's just slightly cheaper than a new 77 ltd. So, what's a decent price for an A* 85 f1.4 in E+ condition?

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About 800 to 900 US dollars currently
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QuoteOriginally posted by nils Quote
Hello,

I've found one of these in a shop, and I'm really tempted at getting it since I'm a sucker for fast glass. However, it's just slightly cheaper than a new 77 ltd. So, what's a decent price for an A* 85 f1.4 in E+ condition?

Cheers,

- Nils
I don't know what a new 77 goes for in Sweden, but if it were in the US for less than $700, I'd snap it up in a second.
04-15-2007, 06:49 AM   #4
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I don't know what a new 77 goes for in Sweden, but if it were in the US for less than $700, I'd snap it up in a second.
Thanks,

The 77 ltd goes for about $1000 in Sweden, and so does the A* 85 I found, so I guess it wasn't quite the bargain I was hoping for.

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04-15-2007, 07:11 AM   #5
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Yeah, if this is truely in excellant condition.

I had a few opportunities over the last few months to purchase this lens. I had a second thought when I saw the similar optical design between 77 ltd and 85 1.4. I guess I purchased Fa* 85 for a different optical design from the aforementioned two lenses.

Go for it if the seller is reliable.

Remember the common criticism of this lens with severe CA wide open. CA problem settled after f5.6 or so. This is to be expected.
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