Pentax 77mm f/1.8 Limited

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    Nice, but I would opt for the SMCP-A 85/1.4 or the SMCP-A 135/1.8. Both are pretty hard to find, and manual focus. But killer lenses.
     
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    I actually meant the manual focus version made in the mid-to-late 80's. I can't comment specifically on the limited edition auto focus lenses because I've never used them, but the regular AF lenses in 35mm feel like such flimsy pieces of ****.
     
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    I can't seem to find any MF in that focal length. I guess they are pretty much keepers. Anyone else have an opinion of the 77mm?
     
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    There is a new Pentax DA 55mm 1.4, but no serious reviews that I can find as of yet.
     
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    That's because it's DA. And DA lenses aren't serious.
     
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    Har har! Funny joke :lol:.

    Anyway, I've had the privelege of trying out the 77 1.4 on my K10 for an entire day and it was quite impressive. It's optically spectacular and physically well-built. I already dropped $650 on the Sigma 10-20 and the 50-135 is still my next purchase, so this 77mm will have to wait. But I guarantee you it IS on my list, and if you shoot Pentax it should be on yours as well!
     
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    So this is kinda random but why does Pentax do those kinda offbeat focal length primes, as opposed to the "standards"? I see some m42 generics, Soviet lenses, etc that do it too. Just wondering.
     
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    Hmm, so you are implying that Pentax simply re-brands cheap Russian glass. While anything is possible, Pentax lenses generally receive excellent reviews.
     
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    Have any proof of this? there are some FINE DA lenses. The 16-50, 50-135, DA200 2.8 DA300 F4 DA 16-45...all damn good lenses
     

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