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09-02-2009, 04:36 PM   #1
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Rumored SAMSUNG 85mm 1.4 could be a 85mm FA rebrand

I assume this should be in here as it certainly is a Rumour. I was bored tonight and though I would determine what size front element and filter is on those leaked Korean pictures.

Anyway. Here it is, I just thought I would stir the pot.



I assumed the camera is a GX-20. If anything the lens dimensions are an overestimate due to parallax, but not by much.

The final filter size is close enough to 67mm that it might be a FA rebrand, but its not a DA*55mm.

If you can't read the image too well the front element is 61.7mm dia. and the filter threads look like 68.5mm dia. (I would assume 67mm)

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Nice! I would be thrilled if we get an 85/1.4, whether it's a new Samsung design or a rehash of an old film lens.
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Haha, the FA85\1.4 coming out anew will make me want to spend money again... and I have FA77 already.
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That would make sense if they were to do their own FF body...hmm...

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Real question is: what else could it be?

All samsung lenses are rebadged FA/DA. How likely is it that they would suddenly design a 85 f/1.4 on their own?
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Well there is a Korean company making a 85mm f1.4 lens that is being rebranded by more brands than I can mention.
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I'd really love to own one of these thangs.
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Well there is a Korean company making a 85mm f1.4 lens that is being rebranded by more brands than I can mention.
But that is a manual-focus lens.

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Hope there will be a K-mount FF body plus an AF 85 f1.4 lens anounced next year.
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But that is a manual-focus lens.

85mm F1.4 MF with 1.7x Pentax AF adapter makes it a 145mm AF lens.
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Well there is a Korean company making a 85mm f1.4 lens that is being rebranded by more brands than I can mention.
The Vivitar lens has a filter size of 72mm, larger then this observed lens. And it would be probably larger still if you added AF mechanics.

The only Pentax lenses that had a 67mm filter were: the FA24, the FA20 and the FA85 (I think that is all).
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The A* 85 has a 67mm filte ring too.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jogiba Quote
85mm F1.4 MF with 1.7x Pentax AF adapter makes it a 145mm AF lens.
They are talking about a mass production Korean lens I presume, not the DA*
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That's what he has on his camera. The korean 85mm and the Pentax 1.7x AF TC.

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They are talking about a mass production Korean lens I presume, not the DA*
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That's what he has on his camera. The korean 85mm and the Pentax 1.7x AF TC.
But from his picture it looks like the DA* 55mm
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