> On Feb 1, 2024, at 2:16 PM, John Francis <jo...@panix.com> wrote:
> On Thu, Feb 01, 2024 at 01:16:05PM -0800, Larry Colen wrote:
>> I just found out that Samyang makes a 135 f/2 in K-mount.  
>> I don't have any specific need for that focal length and speed, though if it 
>> was autofocus it could be nice for photographing musicians.  It's just about 
>> one stop between and 85/1.4 and a 200/2.8 in length and speed, so in reality 
>> I'd be better off just cropping down my 85/1.4.  But, shiny!
> I'd guess you'd probably be better off putting a 1.4x TC behind your 85/1.4 
> than using a lens that sells for about the same price as the TC, no matter 
> how shiny ...

I'd be even better off saving my money, especially when I hardly have any 
chance to play with cameras these days.

> (Ricoh show the HD PENTAX-DA AF REAR CONVERTER 1.4x AW as being compatible 
> with the HD PENTAX D-FA* 85mmF1.4ED)

I picked up an FA* 85/1.4 on ebay for less than a third of what the dfa 85 

There's a long whinge to be had about how few new Pentax lenses there are, and 
that they seem to have been designed in conjunction with Gold's Gym and a 
consortium of finance companies.   

Larry Colen
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