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Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
8.0 out of 10

Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro

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

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Overall 9
9.0

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jawsy, pentaxforums.com
26 November 2015
  • Excerpt: I bought this for using at work for forensic investigation work. It's extremely sharp and easy to use. Please note that the focus clamp doesn't work and isn't actually required anyway. The AF is pretty average, but the DoF is so thin you can hardly blame the lens.
  • Pros: Sharp, solid
  • Cons: AF isn't good enough to do justice to the thin DoF
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Overall 10
10

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utak, pentaxforums.com
25 October 2015
  • Excerpt: The F 100mm f2.8 Macro lies somewhere in the middle of a run of exceptional 100mm Macro lenses from the Super Multi-Coated Macro Takumar 100mm f4 to the latest D FA 100mm 2.8 Macro WR.
  • Pros: Vivid Colours, sharpness and a good all-rounder, not just macros
  • Cons: Heavy, narrow focus ring
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Edward_Teach, pentaxforums.com
20 October 2015
  • Excerpt: great lens, love the minimum focusing distance (12") . solid, but light lens only real complaint is the auto focus. It is loud and can hunt when focusing in close, bu a great lens over all, absolutely recommend this for anyone who does macro.
  • Pros: sharp, bokeh
  • Cons: autofocus
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Overall 10
10

User Review

adrienthibault, pentaxforums.com
28 September 2015
  • Excerpt: One of my best lenses, even though I'm also using DA* lenses (Studio (Products and Portraits) & Documentary Reports). Great feeling while focusing, sharp and precise, would highly recommend it!
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Overall 10
10

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Lester Diamond, pentaxforums.com
5 July 2015
  • Excerpt: Outstanding lens for the value. If you can snag this for under $100, you'd be hard pressed to find a better option at a similar price (but that's true for most of the M-series'). Around $175-ish the max for what I would pay for this lens.
  • Pros: Value, Sharpness, IQ
  • Cons: Contrast
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Overall 10
10

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fuenqing, pentaxforums.com
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: very happy to own this little jem. always used wide open.
  • Pros: sharp ,nice bokeh
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

User Review

romancos, pentaxforums.com
21 February 2015
  • Excerpt: I find it very good lens for the first 1:1 macro lens. Closeup AF is ridiculously hunting, but I use manual focus or set clamp on. 1:1 focus is best to be used on a macro rail to help focusing anyway, because even 1mm is notable distance.
  • Pros: Light, good IQ.
  • Cons: Closeup range focus hunting, slow focus.
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Overall 9
9.0

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Bokina, pentaxforums.com
14 January 2015
  • Excerpt: The SMC Pentax-M 100mm f/2.8 is a very good M prime. Very compact for a 100mm, smooth focusing and solid construction.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness across the frame stopped down
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

MAG, pentaxforums.com
12 January 2015
  • Excerpt: Despite this lens doesn't have automatic aperture (for those using it on a digital body) I have given it a 10 for handling due to the fact that it's diminutive size combined with light weight and the buttery-smooth focus ring makes the handling exquisite and for me I like to use it on 2.8 due to the...
  • Pros: Small, light, well built, sharp, nice bokeh, cheap
  • Cons: Purple fringing at full aperture against the light, a bit long for portraits on digital camera
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Overall 10
10

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Pepe Guitarra, pentaxforums.com
2 January 2015
  • Excerpt: I recommend it for those who want a portrait lens. It is not the Pentax DA 77mm f1.8, but it has soemthing that the 77 does not have in terms of character.
  • Pros: small, A setting
  • Cons: not that sharp wide open, the S-Tak 105/2.8 is a much better lens and cheaper
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