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Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
8.5 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 ul Read more

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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pentaxkid, pentaxforums.com
8 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Great macro lens, worth having in the kit. The focusing is slow and the focus range wasn't as close as anticipated.
  • Pros: Sharp
  • Cons: focus range
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

geordie01, pentaxforums.com
25 April 2014
  • Excerpt: For the price of this lens I did expect a bit better build quality it feels light and cheap and a bit wobbly and it just is not a one off as I have had 2 of these.When I mount a ring flash on this lens the focus barrel sometImes does not want to move which is probably down to the clutch on the quick...
  • Pros: sharpness,bokeh
  • Cons: build quality, auto focus.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

g026r, pentaxforums.com
24 January 2014
  • Excerpt: That said, it's not 100% perfect: the lightness comes at expense of build quality -- it certainly feels less solid than other lenses in Pentax's lineup, and you'll want that hood in order to protect the front element when you're doing macro work.
  • Cons: Build quality, noisy AF, soft wide-open, purple fringing
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

metaphiston, pentaxforums.com
19 December 2013
  • Excerpt: At f2.8 I think the image has a certain softness to it – which looks flattering for portrait shots but when you want absolute sharpness 2.8 is a bit lacking.
  • Pros: Sharpness, full frame, colours, manual focus
  • Cons: Purple fringing, plastic feel, slow autofocus and lack of limiter
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

pesao, pentaxforums.com
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: uncommon great lens, very good even on digital, good wide open to head shots potraits, contrasted and sharp just a bit closed and with a hood,great for general use.
  • Pros: Wide open soft at corner to make potraita, a bit closed becames sharp as razor. Good contrast and rendition. 2.8. Great built. Compact.
  • Cons: rare and so hight price.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

top-quark, pentaxforums.com
4 November 2012
  • Excerpt: This is certainly the most desirable macro lens available for the Pentax system, but is it necessarily the best?
  • Pros: Great for macro
  • Cons: Not so great for everything else
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

victordeamorin, pentaxforums.com
19 January 2012
  • Excerpt: This lens is SMALL and it gives great results! However the output is at times a bit flat (probably should try with a hood) and on my copy, the focus ring is a bit "too much dampened" making it a physical effort to turn it. Maybe it wasn't used enough on this mint copy? I will remedy to that.
  • Pros: Size and weight
  • Cons: Contrast a bit low
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

whojammyflip, pentaxforums.com
18 March 2011
  • Excerpt: Updated review: I tested this alongside the Tamron SP 90/2.5, which is simply a brilliant lens for macro usage, with a stop of advantage over the Pentax macro offering in the M range. However, I dont have space in my bag for all these lenses at once and am whittling my collection back.
  • Pros: Compact tele, combination of weight, length and speed
  • Cons: None
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

DAP, pentaxforums.com
4 November 2010
  • Excerpt: Honestly I was kind of disappointed when I got my hands on this lens. After hearing how "legendary" it was I guess I was expecting a bit more. The build is good - all metal and relatively solid.
  • Pros: Really sharp
  • Cons: Expensive, focus is touchy and underdamped
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Unregistered, pentaxforums.com
9 June 2009
  • Excerpt: Love this lens and it lives on my camera. Image quality is superb and it is beautifully compact. If only it had a focus limiter!
  • Pros: image quality, size
  • Cons: focus limiter, focus limiter, focus limiter
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