Advice on M85 f2 lens with K-5 please

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Advice on M85 f2 lens with K-5 please
May 18, 2012

Hi, I've read a bit about using manual lenses on the K-5 and can't decide if this lens will work for me, it's not cheap for a second hand lens and I don't want to waste money.

I have an FA50 f1.4 which suits me well for portraits but I want this FL for a bit more reach as I want to take more distant portraits and general photos of my little girl who eventually is going to get very mobile too
I don't want to go much longer in FL due to my shaky hand grip

The catch in focus feature of the K-5 seems like a great idea but I have no lenses with which to try it out and see if it works for me in practise.

Can anybody share some real world experience shooting around this FL with this feature.

The other alternative perhaps is installing a split focussing screen although I did read a
negative report saying these can dull the viewfinder?

Thanks for any help with this,

regards........Paul

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