FA 85mm 2.5 Soft Focus lens, FA 28 2.8 vs F 28 2.8.

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FranchiseJuan
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FA 85mm 2.5 Soft Focus lens, FA 28 2.8 vs F 28 2.8.
Sep 25, 2004

I am looking for a medium telephoto portrait lense. I have been following the responses of the 77 limited vs the 85 1.4 with interest, but I noticed the FA 85 2.8 soft focus lense. Is this lense sharp? I can not seem to find any reviews on it. Also can I turn off the soft focus function, and what does this actually do (I read the discription on the K mount page twice and I still don't quite understand). This lense will be used on an *istD.

Also I am looking for a "normal" prime, and while I would love to have a 31 limited, I also have to eat and live, so I am having a look at either 28 2.8 or the 35 2.0. What is the difference between the FA version of the 28 2.8 and the F version (other then cosmetic). Would I be better off just looking for a 35 instead? This lense will mainly be used in conjunction with my FA 50 1.4, for street shooting.

Thanks for your help.

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