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02-23-2014, 11:52 AM   #1
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Any body recommend me 85mm 1.8 WR autofocus lens under 400$.
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Welcome to the forum, you might want to post that question over on the lens section where you might get a better reply than here.
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QuoteOriginally posted by rschatha Quote
Any body recommend me 85mm 1.8 WR autofocus lens under 400$.
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A few things here:

- As of right now, only Pentax makes WR lens for K mount.
- In their current line up, only 5 lenses are f/1.9 or faster. Out of which I believe only 2 or 3 are WR.
- Aside from zoom lenses, no Pentax brand lens cover the 85mm range. Closest you'll get is 70mm (f/2.4), 77mm (f/1,8) or 100mm (f/2.8).

You need to choose between a few things:

1- $400
2- WR
3- Autofocus
4- 85mm
5- f/1.8

You get to pick only one, two or three of the previous options...

- $400 + f/1.8 (1.4 actually) + 85mm -> Samyang 85mm f/1.4. No WR and no AF
- AF + 85mm + f/1.8 (again, 1.4) -> Sigma 85mm f/1.4. Not WR and not $400
- AF + f/1.8 -> Pentax FA77 limited. Far more than $400, not WR and not 85mm
- AF + WR -> Pentax DFA100mm. More than $400, not 85mm and not f/1.8
- AF + 85mm (90mm is close enough) -> Tamron 90mm f/2.8 macro. More than $400 (but close), not WR and not f/1.8

I'm sure there are more options but you should get the idea.

And welcome to the forum
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