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what about that DA* 55mm? (pros, cons, and opinions sought)

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yardcoyote
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Re: what about that DA* 55mm? (pros, cons, and opinions sought)
In reply to Pacerr, Jul 14, 2014

Glad to know I'm not the only one.  My own first experience with the delights of the 85mm viewpoint was with that exact same combination-- the Takumar and the Spotty (a beautiful black one) belonged to my first teacher.  My own manual Pentax was a K1000 SE and my 85 an f/2 M, but that lens was such a dreamboat and the camera so simple and willing that I never upgraded.

I was bitterly disappointed that there  was no direct replacement for either when I went digital last year.  I thought it would be simple ... I do have hopes for the DA*55, and if I go in that direction later this year I will give it a fair shake.  If it works, I will be more than pleased since I would really prefer to stay with Pentax. If not, I may end up chasing down a second hand FF Canon and their 85mm f/1.8.

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