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03-10-2015, 11:26 AM   #1
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85mm f2 or faster Lens Club

Just today I acquired a Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens and noticed there doesn't seem to be a lens club for the 85mm focal length so I thought it would be cool to have one so as to compare image quality.

Thread is for all makes of 85mm f2 or faster. To start it here is a picture of my long suffering dog Finlay who is my go to subject whenever I buy a new lens.

K-5IIs and Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM wide open.




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03-10-2015, 11:31 AM - 1 Like   #2
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K5 + Sigma Ex 85mm f1.4

I used to have this lens too...

[url=https://flic.kr/p/nws9Q2]
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Pentax A* 85mm f/1.4 shot with AF540fgz flash

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Another A* 85 image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mike.P Quote
Just today I acquired a Sigma 85mm f1.4 lens and noticed there doesn't seem to be a lens club for the 85mm focal length so I thought it would be cool to have one so as to compare image quality.

Thread is for all makes of 85mm f1.4 or f1.8 lens.

To start it here is a picture of my long suffering dog Finlay who is my go to subject whenever I buy a new lens.

K-5IIs and Sigma 85mm f1.4 HSM wide open.



Nice shot, Mike!
I'm considering Helios 40-2 (85 mm f/1.5), as both FA* 85 and Sigma 85 are mostly available from Japan only, prices quite high and adding local customs and VAT it's alltogether much more that I would like to pay for this focal length (I mean as someone who's not so much into portrait photography...).
But the Helios bokeh looks very nice... temptation

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Should this be open to all 85mm with f stops of f/2 or less? or did you want to exclude the M85 f/2?
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QuoteOriginally posted by zzeitg Quote
Nice shot, Mike!
I'm considering Helios 40-2 (85 mm f/1.5), as both FA* 85 and Sigma 85 are mostly available from Japan only, prices quite high and adding local customs and VAT it's alltogether much more that I would like to pay for this focal length (I mean as someone who's not so much into portrait photography...).
But the Helios bokeh looks very nice... temptation
or you can get the M85/2 or tak 85/1.8/1.9 for a very fair price
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Should this be open to all 85mm with f stops of f/2 or less? or did you want to exclude the M85 f/2?
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I'm not really one for portraits but I do have an 85/1.4

Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZK






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Keep changing my mind on the right photo to post here to highlight the SMC Pentax 85/1.8's qualities...this one x-posted from the K-series thread.


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Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZK
+1 another CZ85mm lucky owner
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Zeiss Planar T* 1.4/85 ZK





Yeah, I've read about this one... How exactly could you mount this lens to a K-mount camera?
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Yeah, I've read about this one... How exactly could you mount this lens to a K-mount camera?
the Z"K" part is what is important. Those are made for K mount.
ZK Lenses | ZEISS United States
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+1 another CZ85mm lucky owner
Sweet, hope you're posting here too. I miss Brisvegas.
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This was very close to the minimal focus distance for the Sammy 85...

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Awesome thread, and great photos everyone! I'm just about to send off my M85 for some TLC... hope to contribute upon its return!
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