April Showers w/ M 85mm F2

Started Apr 2, 2013 | Discussions thread
Rod McD
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Re: April Showers w/ M 85mm F2
In reply to David Bourke, Apr 2, 2013

Hi David,

Thanks - nice moody deep gray shot.

I looked for a reasonably priced 85/2 for ages and didn't see one.  There have been several on e-Bay lately, but I'd bought an A 100/2.8 so I'm not going to buy both.  I like the A100 - it's sharp and gives quite a lot of reach for a very small lens.  I think it's a pity that Pentax didn't make an FA 85/2 or 100/2.8.  They seemed to succumb to the insatiable quest for lens speed when they made the 85/1.4.  There are a lot of people who actively want a smaller short tele prime lens.  (Now your choice seems to be the DFA 100 WR macro).   The mirror-less market is now absorbing the Pentax 85/2s, 100/2.8s, OM 100/2.8s etc, so they're fetching higher prices.

Cheers, Rod

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Canon PowerShot G1 X Fujifilm X-T1 Voigtlander 90mm F3.5 APO-Lanthar SL II Fujifilm XF 60mm F2.4 R Macro Fujifilm XF 14mm F2.8 R +5 more
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