Pentax FA* 85mm f/1.4 for sale - 699 @ WY Cameras


HarisF1

Link Posted 08/07/2017 - 21:16
http://wycameras.com/shop/pentax-fa-85mm-f1-4/

Here's a decent-ish deal for someone looking for a top portrait lens. This copy isn't in fabulous shape but is probably 200 cheaper than the usual 'good shape' versions. It comes boxed (send that box my way for 10 + postage!) so that helps a bit too.

Hood, caps included.

Cheers.

Chrism8

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 08:10
If a PU forum member is interested in this, I've an unused Sigma 85mm F1.4, boxed I'd sell for 675 inc delivery.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

HarisF1

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 09:23
Shameless

But a very good shout - the Sigma has HSM as well as still being a smashing performer. I wonder how they fare head to head?

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 09/07/2017 - 10:48
From the reviews I've read, I'd be very surprised if the Sigma isn't better in every way.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

Chrism8

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 20:15
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
From the reviews I've read, I'd be very surprised if the Sigma isn't better in every way.

Shameless plug out of the way, anyone interested 😉 in the Sigma 85mm F1.4 ?

I can upload or send images if need be, but it's boxed, perfect condition with caps and all literature.
Chris

www.chrismillsphotography.co.uk

" A Hangover is something that occupies the Head you neglected to use the night before".

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K1 - Sigma 85mm F1.4, Pentax 150 -450 F4.5 / 5.6, Pentax FA 24 - 70 F2.8

Sigma 100-300 F4, Samyang 14mm F2.8, Sigma 70-200 F2.8,

K5iis - Sigma 17 - 70 F2.8, Sigma 70 - 300 F3.5/F5.6, Sigma 18 - 200 F3.6 / F4.5.

JAK

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 22:53
Re that Pentax 85mm, why would the aperture ring be missing the detents between apertures? I can only think the lens has been disassembled cack-handedly and the ball bearing has been lost. I'd want to inspect the lens before parting with money for it.
A brand new Samyang 85mm for c.200-300 might be a better buy, it certainly doesn't get bad reviews.

FWIW, there's a used UK Sigma on eBay BIN or make offer currently for 549, said to be in excellent condition.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 10/07/2017 - 22:59

HarisF1

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 23:01
JAK wrote:
Re that Pentax 85mm, why would the aperture ring be missing the detents between apertures? I can only think the lens has been disassembled cack-handedly and the ball bearing has been lost.

Good observation. The lens has been disassembled which isn't a good sign. I wouldn't go for it personally.

JAK

Link Posted 10/07/2017 - 23:04
HarisF1 wrote:
JAK wrote:
Re that Pentax 85mm, why would the aperture ring be missing the detents between apertures? I can only think the lens has been disassembled cack-handedly and the ball bearing has been lost.

Good observation. The lens has been disassembled which isn't a good sign. I wouldn't go for it personally.

Agreed, not at that price/condition.
John K

LennyBloke

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 16:17
JAK wrote:
HarisF1 wrote:
Quote:
Re that Pentax 85mm, why would the aperture ring be missing the detents between apertures? I can only think the lens has been disassembled cack-handedly and the ball bearing has been lost.

Good observation. The lens has been disassembled which isn't a good sign. I wouldn't go for it personally.

Agreed, not at that price/condition.

Or it may have been "de-clicked" for video purposes - not unknown for videography enthusiasts
LennyBloke

Algernon

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 16:31
Probably a Canon user It's a good thing Pentax don't do video or all our SH lenses would have been de-clicked

Should be worth more if it was professionally de-clicked

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

JAK

Link Posted 11/07/2017 - 23:39
Well its now showing as out of stock so presumably someone's purchased it (it wasn't me this time.)

I'd considered the de-click might have been for video purposes, but don't most people who do video use a zoom?
John K

Algernon

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 07:42
Your forgetting that most photographers are brainless idiots who think nothing of destroying a classic lens for a feature that they will hardly ever use. They could buy pre-set lenses which aren't clicked and they can often set a STOP at the aperture they want to stop at..... much better

Just search Ebay for "de-clicked lens"

This makes my blood boil......
http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Minolta-MC-ROKKOR-58mm-f1-2-legendary-multicoated-fast...

Notice he doesn't mention the de-clicking in the main body.
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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
Last Edited by Algernon on 12/07/2017 - 07:50

Algernon

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 08:43
Algernon wrote:
Your forgetting that most photographers are brainless idiots who think nothing of destroying a classic lens for a feature that they will hardly ever use.
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I seem to have not made that as clear as I intended. I meant to say photographers that use makes other than Pentax and are very busy butchering lenses to fit their junk cameras etc.

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi

geordie01

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 10:48
OK OK I admit it I declicked an M 50mm f1.7
Please do not think bad of me !!

Algernon

Link Posted 12/07/2017 - 10:51
Pentax should de-click all new lenses..... so video people don't have to

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Half Man... Half Pentax ... Half Cucumber

Pentax K-1 + K-5 and some other stuff

Algi
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