Looking for an 85 1.4 for my K-1, is the FA* or Sigma EX DG HSM better.

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Looking for an 85 1.4 for my K-1, is the FA* or Sigma EX DG HSM better.

So I'm on the hunt for an 85mm 1.4 for my K-1. I want autofocus so that lets out the Samyank/Rokinons. I've found a couple of options that are in my price range. I've found a few FA* 85 1.4 in great condition under $700. I also found a Sigma 85mm f1.4 EX DG HSM for under $500. My price range is under $800.

While I'd love to get the new HD D-FA 85, it's way outside my budget. Between the Sigma and the FA* which is the better lens in terms of Image quality and sharpness? The reviews I've read say the Sigma is great, but may Focus Hunt. I've seen this with others Sigma lenses I've owned.

Any advice is appreciated.

Pentax K-1
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