Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
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2 weeks ago
Excerpt: I didn't go looking for this lens. I just came across one somewhere years ago at a very minimal price and in mint condition. I took a few sample shots and thought they looked very good but didn't understand just how fine the lens was. Now, I often find myself thinking this is my best lens. It covers for an 85 and 135. It's easily in league with the best of those focal lengths. Superbly sharp at 2.8 and already producing perfect color and nice bokeh.
Pros: sharpness every aperture, bokeh, size, color and contrast
Excerpt: Half year ago I have decided to buy macro, but didn't know which marcro lens to buy. But I was decided to longer FL so aviable were only 100WR, Tamron 90mm and Sigma 70mm. Reviews is recommending Tamron becouse of price. But here, price diference is only 70 bucks, so pentax DFA 100 WR is winner!
Excerpt: 100mm is my preferred focal length for macro work as it provides a comfortable working distance even at maximum 1:1 magnification. externally, the build of this lens is fantastic. The fact that it is weather resistant also speaks to its proper design as an outdoor working lens. Pentax has (again) provided a wonderfully balanced and functional hood that is appropriate for the intended use while not being so large that it would discourage its own use.
Excerpt: This is certainly one of my most prized lenses even though it is not one of my most used. Outstanding as a mid length telephoto and macro. The sharpness allows a lot of cropping without a loss of resolution especially in telephoto shots so I can get shots equivalent to a 200 mm tele. Autofocus is quick and accurate. As a macro I find more need for manually helping the autofocus. This is where quick shift really helps.
Pros: Exceptional Sharpness, doubles as a telephoto and a macro, mostly metal build, convenient hood, autofocus in telephoto range, Compact and lightweight.
Cons: plastic filter threads seem thin, autofocus in macro range
Excerpt: It is my first true macro lens and it charmed me during 1st photo session. Extremely sharp, compact lens with, as usually in Pentax, brilliant contrast and colour rendition. It's really pleasing to fell solid metal barrel with comfort and precise focusing ring (do not expect K/M series feel, but it's still fine).
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.