My SMC PENTAX-A* 85mm

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Ned-B
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My SMC PENTAX-A* 85mm
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I’m being loaned the new 85 so I can do what we’re casually calling a “classic vs modern 85 lens” comparison with my lovely SMC PENTAX-A* (green star) 85mm f/1.4 (1984-1989).

Since I don’t use my 85 that much, I started taking photos with it again in the last two weeks. Primarily wanted to get my eye acclimated to the much tighter frame of this lens.

I’ve created an album of these Green Star samples on Flickr in case any of you are not familiar with this hard to find lens. I’ll continue to add more images until the new 85 arrives.

https://flickr.com/photos/85492092@N03/sets/72157714981262381

I realize all the excitement right now is over the new lens, which is just getting into the hands of customers. But I think it’ll be a fun project to compare these two 85’s side-by-side.

Cheers,

Ned

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