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10-04-2009, 12:22 PM   #31
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Fast and cheap do not come together, unless ...you go for old and discontinued. Look to e-bay but even there 85/f1.8 doesn't come really cheap.
They do for Canon, who has a cheap 85mm f1.8. Sure, it's design has long since been paid for, just like Pentax' FA50mm, but Nikon was able to conjure up a new, cheap 35mm f1.8.

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They do for Canon, who has a cheap 85mm f1.8. Sure, it's design has long since been paid for, just like Pentax' FA50mm, but Nikon was able to conjure up a new, cheap 35mm f1.8.
that's only for Canon and Nikon. and since they have those still in production and have quite a lot of supply, the demand for it is not as quite as high as that of the discontinued 85mm for the Pentax. so the price is just around less than 500 bucks. the faster 85 (1.2 and 1.4) though are much more expensive around 1k and 2k respectively.

anyhow, I'm just not sure will the 85mm Bower would be a good cheap alternative for the Pentax K-mount. I might consider getting one.
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