Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
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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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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