Infos highly appreciated about the following lenses

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Re: Infos highly appreciated about the following lenses

vivaldibow wrote:

Belgarchi wrote:

I am thinking about buying these, but want to be sure that I will not be disappointed, and I don't find a lot of information about them:

- Pentax 100mm f/2.8 A

I have the 100mm f/2.8, not sure if it is A or K. It does have the K mount.

K = SMC PENTAX

M = SMC PENTAX-M

A = SMC PENTAX-A

The K 85/1.8 is one of the better performing 85's, it's a bit sharper than the Takumar 85/1.9 but IMO has slightly less soft Bokeh, the A* 85/1.4 is probably the best Pentax 85.

I generally prefer the K lenses over the M or A lenses as they started cost cutting and weight cutting with the M series, the K series was a replacement for the popular M42 series and IMO they put more effort into the lenses quality of build and performance in an effort to draw their legacy users into their new mount, which was IMO very successful.

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