Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: What else can i say about this lense, if you dont need care that you can't add extension tubes this is an amazing lense, good construction, small size, sharp, nice bokeh and no aberrations at all.
Pros: Good IQ, Sharp
Cons: a little pricey new, you can't add extension tubes
Excerpt: I've had the F, FA, and DFA versions of the 100mm macro. Whereas the FA was a bit lighter and made of plastic, there is a weight to the F that surprised me (maybe because it's made of metal... don't let the grey color fool you, this is a hefty metal beast). It feels solid when mounted on my k-5.
Excerpt: I got this lens used for about $180USD from an Ebay seller… he apparently bought it, decided he didn't want it, and ended up selling it at a $50-100 loss. (Mostly because he didn't list it correctly.
Excerpt: First thing I noticed is that, as all Pentax and Tokina lenses I know, it handles badly high contrast scenes. There is a good amount of purple fringing. PP does not always help. Only good solution is to stop down.
Pros: Sharp, compact, metal outside build, WR
Cons: AF, plastic extension, no aperture ring, no AF/MF switch
Excerpt: This is my first prime digital lens, and the first macro digital lens. So far it has performed as expected, save for occasional chromatic aberrations (usually caused by the lighting situations).
Pros: Sharp, compact, well built, large maximum aperture, and of course it's a Pentax lens!
Cons: No focus limiter, no aperture ring, small filter diameter.