Curious - why so few cheap 85s?

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Curious - why so few cheap 85s?
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Hello,

shopping around as I think about getting some vintage MF glass to use on my Fuji, I notice lots of really great value and outright cheap lenses at 28, 35, 50-55 and also 135mm. But all the vintage 85s are more expensive. Not outrageous, and some lovely bits of glass for just a couple of hundred dollars, but hardly any at flea market type prices.

So, was there a reason for this that anyone knows of?  Apart from outright curiosity, it might help me judge whether a ‘bargain priced’ 85 is likely to be really a bargain.

Thanks. Ian.

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