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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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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

sculptor666, pentaxforums.com
5 days ago
  • Excerpt: i waited and waited until i found one i could afford on ebay, bought from a seller in japan, and received it in four days.... quicker than if i bought it from 100 miles away.
  • Pros: sharp, real macro, works well with tc and raynox adapters
  • Cons: ca when wide open
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Overall 9
9.0

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Bokina, pentaxforums.com
2 weeks ago
  • 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
3 weeks ago
  • 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 great bokeh for portraiture, so I havn't really missed the "A"-setting.
  • 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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Mazhe, pentaxforums.com
3 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: * Vignetting: of course, zero in APS-C, waiting to see on FF, but A7 reports seems to indicates there's none here, too
  • Pros: Image quality, build, aperture
  • Cons: Autofocus, no focus limiter
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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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Overall 9
9.0

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pentaxian2012, pentaxforums.com
8 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I own this lens for more than 3 years now and it is still my favourite one. It is build like a tank, fun to use. I love the imagy quality and the colours of this lens. If you have the chance do not hesitate to buy a copy. I think it is a bit underestimated beside the 85mm f2 but it is almost as good, but for a much better price.
  • Pros: IQ, Solid build, small, light
  • Cons: purple fringing
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Overall 10
10

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Vitzthumb, pentaxforums.com
24 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens used with my K2000 back in 2009 and it's been my favorite since then. I've used it on many occasions, but mainly for portraits. The color and sharpness I manage to get out of it nearly every time I use it blow me away. Without a doubt it produces the finest images I've made with my limited experience. I just barely upgraded to the K3 and can't wait to try it out on that.
  • Pros: sharp, fast, beautiful image color
  • Cons: nothing I can think of
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Overall 9
9.0

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waterfall, pentaxforums.com
22 November 2014
  • Excerpt: I got this cheap because the original owner had engraved his name and phone number on the barrel. Well, I won't be selling it, so the engraving is just an historical artifact. This manual focus lens picks up lock immediately and I DO NOT have to bracket focus as I do on my A135/2.8. Because of the quick focus, I think it is as fast on stationary subjects as any auto focus lens. The colors and contrast are special and the focal length is very useful for me.
  • Pros: Easy to focus, sharp, great color and contrast, nicely built
  • Cons: Hood is too short so CA is a minor problem in high contrast
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Overall 10
10

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jab2980, pentaxforums.com
6 November 2014
  • Excerpt: This is the lens. It is the lens I think about when using a different lens. It is the one that I never forget to pack. It is the one that I have a hard time taking off of my camera. This is the lens that I can't imagine why I would ever see it listed here on the Marketplace. The bokeh is extremely smooth and rendered like an oil painting.
  • Pros: Image quality, resolution, bokeh, durability, build, sharpness
  • Cons: Manual focus is a bit jerky and I'd like a longer throw
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Overall 10
10

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ElJamoquio, pentaxforums.com
5 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Fantastic lens. You will not be disappointed.
  • Pros: Great Build, Great Performance
  • Cons: No focus limiter, more expensive than Tokina version
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