April Showers w/ M 85mm F2
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.