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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 10
10

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Jannis, pentaxforums.com
3 July 2014
  • 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!
  • Pros: Sharpness, color rendering, WR, build
  • Cons: AF, No "window" in hood
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10

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siamthai, pentaxforums.com
24 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Great macrolens but be aware that it's a rather heavy lens.
  • Pros: Sharp, IQ, colour rendition, compact, bokeh, well built
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

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JeffB, pentaxforums.com
30 March 2014
  • 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.
  • Pros: Optical perfection with a solid build
  • Cons: None
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Overall 10
10

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Joe Kashi, pentaxforums.com
28 February 2014
  • Excerpt: Extremely sharp and nice WR lens for general as well as macro use.
  • Pros: Excellent sharpness and weather resistant build
  • Cons: none
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Overall 10
10

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jddwoods, pentaxforums.com
15 February 2014
  • 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
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Overall 9
9.0

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Dr. Evil, pentaxforums.com
17 January 2014
  • 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).
  • Pros: Razor Sharp, contrast, colours
  • Cons: wandering af, no aperture ring
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Overall 9
9.0

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steveUsername, pentaxforums.com
26 December 2013
  • Excerpt: HMMMMM EVERY THINGS BEEN SAID , ABOUT THE FOCUS LIMITER YES IT WOULD BE USEFUL BUT I THINK IM CORRECT IN SAYING NO PENTAX AF LENS HAS ONE I DONT KNOW WHY
  • Pros: light sharp ,weather sealed.small
  • Cons: MF HUNTS
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Overall 9
9.0

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carlosodze, pentaxforums.com
1 December 2013
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

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innivus, pentaxforums.com
29 November 2013
  • 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.
  • Pros: IQ, autofocus
  • Cons: narrow focus ring, weight
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Overall 9
9.0

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incidentflux, pentaxforums.com
17 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Samples.
  • Pros: Sharp, build quality.
  • Cons: No internal focusing.
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