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Pentax smc D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro
8.7 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 9
9.0

User Review

max_pyne, pentaxforums.com
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Nice lens, just two things no focus limiter and no manual aperture control.
  • Pros: exellent, sharp, WR
  • Cons: no aperture ring, no focus limiter
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Overall 10
10

User Review

pentajazzz, pentaxforums.com
17 April 2015
  • Excerpt: also there is some very good point - lens hood is mounted at lens body, so moving element not loaded.
  • Pros: exellent IQ, compact, lens hod at body, metal body
  • Cons: not detected yet
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

njohan, pentaxforums.com
7 April 2015
  • Excerpt: Picture examples with the lens Pentax 100mm/2,8 macro and Pentax K-5 that i have snapped can be seen on this flickr page link
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Overall 10
10

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fuenqing, pentaxforums.com
30 March 2015
  • Excerpt: very happy to own this little jem. always used wide open.
  • Pros: sharp ,nice bokeh
  • Cons: none
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

pathdoc, pentaxforums.com
12 March 2015
  • Excerpt: I originally bought this lens for medical/scientific work before discovering (to my regret) that I'd over-egged the pudding in terms of focal length and a broader perspective was required (enter its 35mm "little brother", eventually).
  • Pros: Image quality, water resistance, aperture
  • Cons: Autofocus
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Overall 10
10

User Review

romancos, pentaxforums.com
21 February 2015
  • 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.
  • Pros: Light, good IQ.
  • Cons: Closeup range focus hunting, slow focus.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Stoogie, pentaxforums.com
13 February 2015
  • Excerpt: The only real negative this lens has is the autofocus. Fringing shows up at wide apertures, but isn't a huge deal most of the time. Given that this lens is a macro lens though, you can't really expect blazing quick autofocus, as the throw is so long.
  • Pros: Sharp, Small, Great looking lens, WR, working distance at 1:1
  • Cons: Bit of fringing wide open, Autofocus isn't great (but it's a macro, so to be expected)
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

sculptor666, pentaxforums.com
26 January 2015
  • 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
14 January 2015
  • 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
12 January 2015
  • 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
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