K-01: Samyang 85mm f/1.4 or Tamron Adaptall-2 90mm f/2.5?

Started Feb 12, 2013 | Discussions thread
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I have made bad decisions in my time ...
In reply to leopold, Feb 13, 2013

Thanks to all who responded I believe I have been saved from another bad decision.

After carefully considering your recommendations I've decided that I should abandon my idea of buying a Samyang 85mm for photographing my grandchildren. They are quite young (9 and 7) and really are only still when asleep or transfixed on a TV program. I now realise I'd be better off with an AF lens (somewhere in the 55-70mm range) that I can use as MF if the occasion allows.

I once owned DA70mm and unfortunately I sold it. I regret that decision now. I also once owned a Voigtlander 58mm f/1.4 but sold it because I had trouble nailing accurate focus with K-10D. Maybe if I'd kept it I could be using it successfully on K-01 with focus peaking.

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David, an Australian living in the Highlands of Scotland a few months each year.

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