It renders pretty nicely. Can't help but think that I'd rather choose a Canon EF 85mm f1.4 L IS USM which also renders pretty nicely, which weighs 385 grams less (1355 vs 970 (with hood), includes in lens IS and has a MRSP that is $300 less. Luckily the Pentax K1 II price makes up for that last niggle.
05-28-2020, 08:37 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-28-2020, 08:40 AM by robbiec.)
300 difference (at initial pricing) and we have AW level sealing (you can hold it under a running tap), our Shake Reduction gives 5 stops and 85mm is in the goldilocks zone. We also have Pixelshift to enhance the resolving power, and I will try this out with the Astrotracer function.
If you goto the special site and look under the development (engineers) tab, they did call out one specific 85mm lens as their benchmark, namely one with an 86mm front element, which to me sounds suspiciously like the OTUS. Good high level benchmark. But it's down to personal preference, you enjoy and like your Canon stuff, I enjoy and like my Pentax stuff. It's good to have choices.
Pentax K-3 | DA*16-50/2.8 | DA*50-135/2.8 | DA TC1.4 || Pentax K-1 | Carl Zeiss Distagon T* 2.8/25 | FA31/1.8 Limited | FA43/1.9 Limited | FA50/2.8 Macro | HD D-FA*50/1.4 | K55/1.8 | HD D-FA*70-200/2.8 | FA77/1.8 Limited | A100/2.8 Macro
05-28-2020, 08:54 AM
(This post was last modified: 05-28-2020, 09:28 AM by Kunzite.)
The Canon is a 4 stars lens. Nothing wrong with using a "lesser" (but still very good) lens, of course, but this is about a D FA*.
The flower image from that page shows not so soft "soft bokeh effect" on the background with close focussing, ironically. Not unusual with this kind of lens, but just ironic to post that image next to where they brag about soft bokeh effect.
For the rest, I agree with that it is about the lens, not artistic merit. Most of the time, manufacturer's sample images for lenses get criticised, Canon, Nikon, Pentax, it makes no difference.