Announcement: HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW

27.05.2020/85/1 introduced a full-frame HD lens PENTAX-D FA * 1.4mm XNUMX: XNUMX ED SDM AW.

HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW

HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW

Basic properties

  • Pentax Full Frame SLR Camera Lens
  • The second fix in the new stellar series D FA * (the first - HD PENTAX-D FA * 1: 1.4 50mm SDM AW)
  • Mount: KAF4
  • Relative opening: from 1: 1.4-1: 16
  • Focal Length: 85mm
  • MDF: 0.85 m
  • Maximum magnification ratio 1: 8.3
  • Optical design: 12 elements in 10 groups, including 3 Super ED and 1 cast aspherical element
  • Number of aperture blades: 9 pieces
  • Electromagnetic diaphragm
  • Filter Diameter: 82 mm
  • Ultrasonic focusing motor ring type SDM (Supersonic Direct-drive Motor)
  • Protected housing, additional protective coating SP (Super Protect) of the front lens
  • The weight: 1255 grams (without hood)
  • Price: about 1.900 dollars, current prices for new Pentax lenses are available see here


Star lenses for digital cameras

DA Series *

The series is designed for digital SLR cameras with APS-C sensor (for crop)

Fix Lenses:

  1. SMC Pentax-DA * 55mm 1: 1.4 SDM
  2. SMC Pentax-DA * 200mm 1: 2.8 ED [IF] SDM
  3. SMC Pentax-DA * 300mm 1: 4 ED [IF] SDM

Zoom Lenses:

  1. HD PentaxDA * 11-18mm 1: 2.8 ED DC AW
  2. SMC Pentax-DA * 16-50mm 1: 2.8 ED AL [IF] SDM
  3. HD PentaxDA * 16-50mm 1: 2.8 ED PLM AW
  4. SMC Pentax-DA * 50-135mm 1: 2.8 ED [IF] SDM
  5. SMC Pentax-DA * 60-250mm 1: 4 ED [IF] SDM

DFA * Series (for full-frame SLR cameras):

Fix Lenses:

  1. HD PENTAX-D FA * 1: 1.4 50mm SDM AW
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW

Zoom Lenses:

  1. HD PentaxD FA * 70-200 / 2.8 ED DC AW

All autofocus 85s

Choosing a good 85mm portrait lens is very important for a large number of photographers. I pay a lot of attention to this issue, therefore I have prepared this list of all such autofocus lenses for full frame cameras with F <= 2 and a focal length of about 85 mm.

Nikon (F, Z mounts)

  1. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8 AF Nikkor [December 1987]
  2. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8D AF Nikkor [March 1994, Thailand/Japan]
  3. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4D AF Nikkor [November 1995]
  4. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.4GN AF-S Nikkor SWM IF Nano Crystal Coat [August 2010]
  5. Nikon 85mm 1: 1.8G AF-S IF SWM Nikkor [January 2012]
  6. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.8 S [July 2019]
  7. Nikon Nikkor Z 85mm 1: 1.2 S [January 2023]

Canon (EF, RF mounts)

  1. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L USM [September 1989
  2. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1: 1.8 USM [July 1992]
  3. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.2 L II USM [March 2006]
  4. Canon LENS EF 85mm 1:1.4 L IS USM [November 2017]
  5. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM [May 2019]
  6. Canon lens RF 85mm F1.2L USM DS (DEFOCUS SMOOTHING) [October 2019]

Yongnuo/YnLens (different mounts)

  1. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8) [9/6, Canon EF, February 2017]
  2. Yongnuo YN85mm F1.8 (YN85mm F1.8N) [9/6, Nikon F, May 2019]
  3. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8S DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8S) [9/8, Sony E, August 2020]
  4. Ynlens YN85mm F1.8R DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8R) [9/8, Canon RF, May 2021]
  5. Ynlens YN85mm 1:1.8Z DF DSM (YN85mm F1.8Z) [9/8, Nikon Z, March 2022]
  6. Yongnuo 85F1.8S DF DSM [9/8, Sony E, August 2022]

Sony / Sony Zeiss ZA / Minolta (E / FE, A mount)

  1. Sony FE 1.4/85 GM (SEL85F18GM) [February 2016]
  2. Sony FE 1.8/85 (SEL85F18) [February 2017]
  3. Sony SAL85F14Z / Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 ZA T* [June 2006]
  4. Minolta AF 85mm 1:1.4 (22) (AF lens 85) / Minolta Maxxum / Dynax / G / G+D / G+RS / G+D+LE and other versions of the same lens, A mount [1987]

Sigma (different mounts)

  1. Sigma EX 85mm 1: 1.4 DG HSM (two sub-versions with different body finishes, for Canon EF, Nikon F, Pentax K, Sony A, February 2010)
  2. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG | A [Art] (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sigma SA, Sony E, Leica L, September 2016)
  3. Sigma 85mm 1: 1.4 DG DN | A [Art] (for Sony E, Leica L, August 2020)

Viltrox (different mounts)

  1. Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, 2018)
  2. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 STM ED IF (Nikon Z, Canon RF, December 2020)
  3. Viltrox AF 85/1.8 II STM ED IF (Sony E/FE + Fujifilm X, July 2020, light version XNUMX)

Pentax (K mount)

  1. SMC Pentax-FA* 1:1.4 85mm IF AUTO FOCUS PENTAX 85 [1992]
  2. HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW [May 2020]

Samyang / Rokinon (different mounts)

  1. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 EF (for Canon EF, scheme 9/7, June 2018)
  2. Samyang AF 85/1.4F (for Nikon F, scheme 9/7, April 2019)
  3. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, March 2019)
  4. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 RF  (for Canon RF, scheme 11/8, May 2020)
  5. Samyang AF 85 / 1.4 FE II (for Sony E, scheme 11/8, July 2022)

Meike (Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony E, Nikon Z, FujiFilm X)

  1. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Canon EF / Canon EF-S, April 2018)
  2. MEIKE 85mm AF 1: 1.8 [review] (Nikon F, Aug 2020)
  3. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.8 Auto Focus Lens FF STM [review] (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, Canon RF, FujiFilm X, June 2022 + March 2023)
  4. MEIKE 85mm 1:1.4 Auto Focus Lens FF STM (for Sony FE/E + Nikon Z, September 2023)

Zeiss (various mounts)

  1. Zeiss Sonnar 1.8 / 85 T * (Batis 1.8 / 85) [April 2015, built-in stabilizer, Sony E/FE mount, 11/8]
  2. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4/85 ZA T* (Sony SAL85F14Z) ​​[June 2006, Sony A/Minolta A mount, 8/7]
  3. Carl Zeiss Planar 1,4 / 85 T * [November 2002, Contax N mount, 10/9]

Tamron (different mounts)

  1. Tamron SP 85mm F/1.8 Di VC USD Model F016 (for Canon EF, Nikon F, Sony A [without VC function], March 2016)

Tokina (Sony E / FE mount)

  1. Tokina atx-m 85mm F1.8 FE (for Sony E, most likely a complete analog Viltrox PFU RBMH 85mm F1.8 STM, January 2020)

AstrHori (Sony E/FE mount)

  1. AstrHori AF 85mm 1:1.8 [December 2022]

Panasonic (L mount)

  1. Panasonic LUMIX S 1: 1.8 / 85mm [November 2020]

Separately, you can still highlight non-classic 85s:

  1. macro lens Canon Lens RF 85mm F2 MACRO IS STM [2020, RF]
  2. longer LEICA APO-SUMMICRON-SL 1: 2/90 ASPH. (2018, Leica l)
  3. less aperture Sony 85 / 2.8 SAM (SAL85f28) [2010, A]
  4. shorter SMC PENTAX FA 1:1.8 77mm Limited (1997, K)
  5. shorter HD Pentax-FA 1: 1.8 77mm Limited (2021, K)
  6. shorter Samyang AF 75 / 1.8 FE (2020, E) + Samyang AF 75/1.8X (2023, X)
  7. cropped Samsung Lens 1:1.4 85mm ED SSA i-Function [2011, NX]
  8. cropped and longer FUJIFILM FUJINON LENS SUPER EBC XF 90mm 1: 2 R LM WR [2015, X]
  9. cropped and shorter Viltrox AF 75/1.2 XF STM ED IF [2022, X, E, Z]
  10. cropped, less aperture, macro lens Nikon DX AF-S Micro Nikkor 85mm 1: 3.5G ED VR SWM IF Micro 1: 1 [2009, F]
  11. many 90/2.8 class macro lenses

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Comments: 23, on the topic: Announcement: HD PENTAX-D FA * 85mm 1: 1.4 ED SDM AW

  • Michael

    Examples of photos on off. website:

  • Rodion

    Pentax: give dz write off!
    Zeiss Otus: ok, hold it, but don't write it off exactly, so that you don't burn ...

    • Michael

      It seems yes =) On the other hand, if the quality is the same, then getting a Zeiss autofocus at half price is not so bad)

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Without T * and $ 5000, it will not be Zeiss

    • Andrei

      Hahaha, pleased with the comments of his xD Topchik

  • Koba

    Great, but what is this price?

    • Arkady Shapoval

      In dollars :)

      • Koba

        Now ... $ 1900? Is that what they ordered on an OEM basis from Zeiss? Or do we have something amazing?

        • Arkady Shapoval

          We have a stellar lens of our own design! It should warm the soul

          • Koba

            Actually, I have one Pentax camera and would take another one too, but the full-frame K1 camera is still expensive, and there is no need for me to take it, I sit on Nikon and am completely satisfied, although that camera is just excellent ... To buy this lens (I am also sure that it will be excellent), you have to be a portraitist and shoot on the Pentax system, that is, in fact on the K1, there is no other option, or through adapters to full-frame mirrorless cameras, but there are many excellent portrait cameras for a lower price. I mean, I don't understand the Pentax marketers, like the camera was released for landscapes, the zooms were also adapted from Tamron (they are all wonderful), but the 24mm or 20mm fix is ​​not released, and instead they produce a super-duper portrait lens for a very expensive price.

            • Arkady Shapoval

              I recently saw K1 II PR, telling me that K1 II is much better than regular K1. But because as many as 2 cameras! Now manufacturers are leaving for TOP technology, as the lower and middle segments ate phones.
              But for the system, it would be better for them to release a couple of crop fixes. Inexpensive and functional. For example, 24 mm light. All their Limas are DA with F / 2.4, 2.8, 3.2 and even F / 4. There is only one light fix - 50 / 1.8. But the lack of light, comfortable, optimized crop fixtures is a problem with almost all crop systems.

  • Sergey

    As an owner of Sigma 85 art, I am tormented by vague doubts

  • Eugene

    Expensive, very expensive

    • Roman

      Well, such a fool. Canon's new 1.2 is about the same size costs 2700.

      But to be honest, I looked towards 1.4 for a long time, nevertheless took 1.8 and even with it it is quite difficult to shoot a good portrait in the open, especially a close-up one. And when you hide behind - to the point of a kilogram of glass, and run with it.

    • Roman - so they shot a portrait in the open. This is to show how sharp he is. I do not argue, for a test photo, you can be overjoyed. But this is substandard, you can't sell it to the customer. Neither in wedding, nor in fashion, especially, they will close until 5.6 - 8. They are tilt-shift played with perspective so as not to tighten up too much, but at the same time, the models, especially standing one behind the other, were all sharp. So this is a studio portrait, there you can put it on a tripod. And what will remain for nature? Or a waist-length one with a blurred background, or a tall one from far away with a dead background, or squeeze in, but why carry a kilogram of expensive glass with you?

      • Arkady Shapoval

        Could have done 1.2 already, then the meaning would have been much greater.

        • Roman

          Well, according to the principle “because I can”. I really hate lenses with questionable positioning.

          • Arkady Shapoval

            Well, they somehow needed to update the old 85, but making it for the $ 2000 segment is another matter.

            • Roman

              Well, Canon at 1.4 has a wonderful stub. Tamron has an even more appropriate stub for 1.8. Samyang is relatively cheap. Yongs are very cheap, everything is 1.8 small. And here - let's do something like 1.2 in size and aperture, but not 1.2 in aperture. Well, it will be sharp on the open, but confusing - with such and such a grip. And they didn't say a new word, and it seemed like they closed the hole, but then again they will be surprised - why such a cool camera has so few fans.

              • Alexey

                it is sharp in the open precisely because of the size (apsecy) of 1.2, but it was internally pinched, spherical aberrations were crushed and voila. Sigma art, sho 50, sho 85 is made in the same way.

              • Michael

                As Rodion noted above, the circuit here is close to the Zeiss Otus 85mm 1.4.
                Then maybe there will be a legendary drawing like that of Zeiss? )

  • R'RёS,R ° F "RёR№

    Pentax k1 is not worse than the second modification. The only difference is the processor, which uses functions a little faster. And in the new firmware. Everything else is the same. From the usual K1 in the service, they can make K1-II simply by soldering the processor to a new one and reflashing the camera.
    As for the price of K1, it is two times lower than that of the Kenonicon counterparts.
    And Pentax already has a bunch of fast fixes Da, F u Fa series. And they are now focusing on the full-frame D-Fa lens lineup. And don't forget about the crop too. In addition to not very good autofocus, I have nothing to blame the Pentax for. Glasses with a chic pattern. Cameras and top-end glasses are splash-proof. And the cameras are one and a half to two times cheaper than the Kenonicon counterparts.

    • Victor

      "And the cameras are one and a half to two times cheaper than the Kenonicon counterparts."

      What are these analogs?
      Take pentax kp for example. Far from being a top-end crop, even without a second display and with 1/6000.

      And what? It costs even more expensive than the Nikon 7500.

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