Results 1 to 8 of 8

Thread: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

  1. #1
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay
    Posts
    896

    Default Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Is this a good alternative? for FA 50 1.4
    quite cheap though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Telepho...4211503&sr=8-2
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

  2. #2
    Member
    Join Date
    Nov 2007
    Location
    Hougang
    Posts
    566

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Quote Originally Posted by gigahz View Post
    Is this a good alternative? for FA 50 1.4
    quite cheap though.

    http://www.amazon.com/Opteka-Telepho...4211503&sr=8-2
    That is what I am looking for but there are some more links similiar to your link. Are they same design and quality but different branded?

    Different Branded but Same Design and Quality

  3. #3
    Member
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Boon Lay
    Posts
    896

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Quote Originally Posted by woonsin View Post
    That is what I am looking for but there are some more links similiar to your link. Are they same design and quality but different branded?

    Different Branded but Same Design and Quality
    Yup the price and performance and its a 85mm 1.4 wow..
    Canon 5D2, 1dmk2n, 24-70 L, 70-200 L, 50 1.8

  4. #4

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Anyone with a true review? I'm pretty interested too.

    Can't afford a full fledged Pentax 85mm 1.4 one yet

  5. #5
    Senior Member creampuff's Avatar
    Join Date
    Jul 2006
    Location
    Dover
    Posts
    5,116

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Unfortunately no AF so you'll have to rely on your ability to judge focus manually.

  6. #6
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Dec 2005
    Location
    "River end"
    Posts
    4,249

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Here's a link to some pics by this lens...

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...5mm-1-4-a.html

  7. #7
    Senior Member felixcat8888's Avatar
    Join Date
    May 2005
    Location
    Singapore, Singapore, Singapor
    Posts
    9,108

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Same type which i had posted earlier.
    different brands from one korean manufacturer.

    Bower, Vibitar, Samyang, etc . . .

    Only MF no AF.
    Pentaxian for Life
    K1, KP, FA*28-70/2.8, FA31, 43 & FA77 Limiteds, K85/1.8, FA*200/2.8, A50/1.2



  8. #8

    Default Re: Opteka 85mm f/1.4 Medium Telephoto Portrait Lens for Pentax

    Although this lens has different brand name like Opteka, Rokinon, Bower, Polar and Samyang, they're same lens made in Korea from Samyang Optic. I've purchased one canon mount mail order directly from Korea gmarket. Auto exposure of this lens on my 1D II is not accurate, the images taken are always 2/3 under expose. I must manual compensate 2/3 stop over expose in the camera setting to counter this issue. Image sharpness at center at F2.0 onwards is comparable with my Canon 70-200 F2.8L IS at 85mm F2.8. The colour rendition of 70-200 is more vivid but not by much, this may be due to the better coating technology that Canon applied to their L lens. By the way, this is a very good budget lens consider its price tag that produce image quality comparable to L lens.
    Last edited by Foveon; 6th June 2009 at 06:21 PM.

Bookmarks

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •