Inexpensive 85mm prime?

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  1. Senor Hound

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    Does any one know of any company out there that makes an inexpensive 85mm prime? I'm not too worried about speed, as long as it's like 2.8 or 2 or so (not 5.6 like a lot of kit lenses are).

    Also, I'm just curious, so it doesn't matter what camera its for. I just wanted to know if one can be found (used, obviously) on any system out there for around $200.
     
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    I paid $340 for a Canon 85 1.8 about 2 years ago - just checked B&H, it went up slightly, it's $355 now.

    While I was on B&H I did a search, apparently there aren't any 85mm lenses (for any brand) under $250 new.


    Oops...Didn't see that you're looking for used. Sorry.
     
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    Thanks, Jeep (easier than your screen name)!

    Too bad those are manual. I think what I'm looking for doesn't exist. :( It seems even a 10 or 20 year old prime autofocus lens still holds almost 100% of its value. Sucks for me...
     
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    I got my Nikon 85 1.8 new for about $250 (I did work for Ritz at the time though).
     
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    Yup.. many see the Canon 85mm f1.8 as one of those HIGH bang for the buck lenses without the red ring. Some say the quality approaches L quality (I agree).
     
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    I got my LNIB Canon 85mm 1.8 for $280. Demand and prices have gone up for this lens in the past little while though. The only way you'll find an 85mm prime for $200 or less is going to be a manual focus lens. Unless you get lucky I guess...
     

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