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, 5 months ago

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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