July 17th, 2012, 09:50 AM
I'm not sure how far from 85mm you are wanting to stray with that "~ish", but I've recently found a C-mount 75mm f/1.4
that is pretty decent and should fit within your budget. It's not a particularly easy lens to find, but they pop up from time to time. I bought mine a few weeks ago on everyone's favorite auction site for less than $70. If you don't want to wait and search, it's available here for $139
(search on the page for "Computar TV"). I've seen it with either Computar or Navitar branding. It's a bit soft at 1.4 (which might be desirable for portraits), but it sharpens up nicely at f/2 and above.
There are similarly spec'd lenses marketed under the Cosmicar
brands, but these appear to me to be of a slightly different design. They might be worth a look, but I don't have any experience with them.
What are you looking to use the lens for
? Portraits? Macro?
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