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06-01-2016, 09:51 PM   #31
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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
The A* 85/1.4 is a dead cold hands lens. It does green fringe a bit, but it's easily corrected during raw conversion.
I never saw the green fringing that I recall but it's possible I'm forgetting. I sold my A* 85 to fund my FA 77 and some other things - autofocus is nearly a must for me due to vision. And it was hard to part with. I had owned my copy for many many many years. My A* was a gift from a dying friend of my dad's and I have owned it since my Pentax PZ-1 days and it was mint mint mint despite that. I used it and enjoyed it but it has a new home now.


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QuoteOriginally posted by willeisner Quote
good reminder to tamron according to the camera lab is in the same level of very expensive Otus, and has many chances of having been designed by the master Jun hirakawa
Nope,it's not a Hirakawa.
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I thought by working tamron could have some participation this len
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
There is a good chance that we get the Tamron 1.8 85 at first,cause there is nothing in this range and next year a new D FA* 1.4 85 PENTAX made.
Same range like 2.8 70-200.
What we get for sure is a new D FA* 2.8 200.
A second fullframe camera,maybe lower type is not in progress.
New converter for the current and next teleline is also very possible.
Lots of glass is in development and currently in progress.
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You seem to be a valuable source. Thanks for your contributions.
Are the lenses coming in the order they appear on the roadmap? Photokina?
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
There is a good chance that we get the Tamron 1.8 85 at first,cause there is nothing in this range and next year a new D FA* 1.4 85 PENTAX made.
Same range like 2.8 70-200.
What we get for sure is a new D FA* 2.8 200.
A second fullframe camera,maybe lower type is not in progress.
New converter for the current and next teleline is also very possible.
Lots of glass is in development and currently in progress.
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Any 135 f2 or wider aperture in the horizon? I like those 85 and 200 but at the (*) price, i hardly will be able to buy more than one.

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QuoteOriginally posted by willeisner Quote
good reminder to tamron according to the camera lab is in the same level of very expensive Otus, and has many chances of having been designed by the master Jun hirakawa

Sorry...nope.....Mr.Jun Hirakawa is out of the lens design office.
Still Tamron,but in a new area.
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QuoteOriginally posted by asahi man Quote
Sorry...nope.....Mr.Jun Hirakawa is out of the lens design office.
Still Tamron,but in a new area.
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That is . . . tragic news.
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Look,Pentax has the great 2.8 70-200 and the fine 150-450.
They have a great team for optics.
And every era is ending if the time comes.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
Pentax is lacking an affordable wide-angle solution and on FF a 28 is as wide as most users will ever need. While the FA 31 is an excellent lens, it is both expensive and bulky. Compare to the FA 28/2.8. Back in the day, the demand for 24mm was fairly small and the price was high. The combination explains the relative rarity of wider FF lenses on the used marketplace.


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"Bulky"?..... Bwahahaha!
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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
"Bulky"?..... Bwahahaha!
I know...petite by Samyang and Sigma standards.


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QuoteOriginally posted by tabl10s Quote
"Bulky"?..... Bwahahaha!
I just went from my FA 35 f2 to my FA 31 f1.8, the size and weight and bulk are rather easily noticed.
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QuoteOriginally posted by fwbigd Quote
Hoping for a new 85mm f1.4 for the K-1
I'm still pretty happy with my “Sweetheart” (SMC Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4) on the K1.
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QuoteOriginally posted by stevebrot Quote
I would expect a 28/2.8 just like in the old days.
For that very reason, I had to buy one recently to use with the K1, may I introduce my "Street Lady" (SMC Pentax-A 28mm F2.8) complete with an " Unholy Alliance".
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QuoteOriginally posted by willeisner Quote
I would love to see photos of A * 85MM 1.4 NA K-1
Did you mean photos taken with or a photo taken of SMC Pentax-A* 85mm F1.4?

I could probably help out with that image.
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QuoteOriginally posted by cali92rs Quote
I wouldn't mind a 24mm f2.8 (or even better a 20mm f2.8)
They are available as manual focus legacy glass.
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