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Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro

The smc PENTAX D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro is a telephoto lens with ul Read more

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REVIEW: Pentax SMC 100mm f2.8 D FA Macro

photodo
16 December 2008
  • Conclusion: In a system that boasts the compact size of it’s dSLR cameras, this lens fits well being solidly made and finished without being accompanied by a lot of bulk. The wide open performance is a little disappointing for a prime lens but improves rapidly once stopped down. For a macro lens, the peak performance is in the right area.
  • Pros: Good build and finish, Performance peaks in the right place, Lightweight in keeping with system
  • Cons: Disappointing performance wide open, Lack of focus limiter, which is needed, Extending front element negates effectiveness of the hood.
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Expert Review

PhotoRadar
2 March 2008
  • Excerpt: The Pentax 100mm Macro looks like an old-school lens, with its lockable aperture ring at the back and a huge 'clamp' switch on the side, for locking focus.
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Overall 9
8.5
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Pentax SMC-FA 100mm f/2.8 macro - Review / Lab Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: The Pentax SMC-FA 100mm f/2.8 macro is an very good lens without significant weaknesses. The resolution level is very high (although not exceedingly so) from f/2.8 all the way down to f/22 (nominal, the effective aperture is probably larger). Distortions are absent and CAs are not field-relevant. Same goes for vignetting. Thanks to a metal body and tight tolerances the build quality of this old lens is excellent.
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Overall 6
6.3
Value for money 6
6.0
Overall quality 8
8.0
Build quality 5
5.0

Pentax SMC-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
23 September 2007
  • Conclusion: The Pentax SMC-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro is a very good lens which is capable to provide very high sharpness till f/16. However, the resolution could be a little better at f/2.8 whereas the contrast level is already excellent here. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is very smooth and buttery - an important characteristic for a macro lens. CAs and vignetting are very well controlled and not really field-relevant.
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Expert Review

Optyczne.pl
22 February 2011
  • Summary: Wysoką cenę Pentaksa bylibyśmy jeszcze w stanie zrozumieć, gdyby obiektyw był produkowany w Japonii podobnie jak Tamron, Sigma czy Tokina. Pentax, obniżając koszty, zdecydował się produkować go w fabryce znajdującej się w Wietnamie. Mimo tego, obiektyw jest droższy od konkurentów. Część posiadaczy lustrzanek Pentaksa może przez to zdecydować się na zakup produktów producentów niezależnych.
  • Pros: oryginalna, solidna i szczelna obudowa,, rewelacyjna jakość obrazu w centrum kadru,, bardzo dobra jakość obrazu na brzegu kadru,, praktycznie zerowa dystorsja,, niewielka koma,, mały astygmatyzm,, znikome winietowanie.
  • Cons: wolny, głośny i średnio celny autofokus.
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