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12-29-2019, 12:54 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Tez26 Quote
Does anybody know if you can get an 85mm lens for the K5? I have noticed on the Pentax website there is a 70mm lens - would this be comparable to an 85mm? I am into kid/portrait photography and looking for a lens where I can capture more Nat/playing shots without being right in their face. Any other suggestions/recommendations on other lenses for this also greatly appreciated.

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I use the DA 70mm f/2.4 exactly for that purpose. With excellent results. Can the smc version can be had for around €300.

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Looking for an 85mm lens for my K5
I can certainly recommend my “Sweetheart” Pentax-A*85mm F1.4
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Btw the Sigma 17-70mm C (which i also have) is also a good allround option, but imo the DA70 is better for portraits: fast n accurate af, very sharp, nice colors, good bokeh, subject-background separation.
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I can certainly recommend my “Sweetheart” Pentax-A*85mm F1.4
I see prices dropping on these (in my country) - just pondering if it's really worth it ... or should keep the money aside for the next APS-C flagship

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Like others said, there is no new 85mm from Pentax available.

Have you checked out the different lens clubs? This might help you in deciding what lens to get.
Things like bokeh can be very personal, in terms of if you like the look.

If you're looking for new I would go for the DA70 or FA77 if you want a true Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vinni Quote
just pondering if it's really worth it...
I have always thought that bodies come and go... but good glass is for ever, so in answer to your question IMHO absolutely.



If you have a look at this thread...

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All my posts in there are taken with my “Sweetheart” Pentax-A*85mm F1.4
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I have always thought that bodies come and go... but good glass is for ever
That's a great wisdom That 85mm does look lovely - I am jealous now. I looked at the other forum post and those pictures are really impressive. Hopefully some people will start selling theirs in favour of the HD Pentax-D FA* 85mm F1.4 ... bringing down the price. There is a local shop that sells a Pentax Pentax-M 85mm f/2 for about 15% of the A* ... might go for that in the meantime. Seems to get some love on the forum here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by vinni Quote
That's a great wisdom
Thanks, I try to help where I can, especially at spending other folks money.

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That 85mm does look lovely - I am jealous now
She is and there's no need to be... just get your own.

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that sells a Pentax Pentax-M 85mm f/2 for about 15% of the A*
Now... I may be a tad bias, but IMHO it's only 15% of the A*.

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but IMHO it's only 15% of the A*.
That's definitely not helping me to save money
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That's definitely not helping me to save money
Aye your only planning to buy it once... invest in your glass.
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