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Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR

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Overall 8
8.0

Nice

F. Philcox, Amazon
26 June 2014
  • Summary: Very nice IQ but my version hunts like crazy in macro mode (autofocus). I use MF now. As a general purpose lens it is very fine.
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Overall 8
8.0

Would be almost perfect, if it were not for the autofocus

Manuel Antonio Arce Arenales "MAAA", Amazon
8 May 2014
  • Summary: Top notch quality lens, small, compact, elegant and very well made. The metal build and high tolerances are very close to the standards one has come to expect from the Pentax series of limited lenses. Optics and performance are excellent, and the weather resistant design certainly adds to the value of this lens.
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Overall 10
10

The Power of Great Glass

Jim, Amazon
22 April 2014
  • Summary: I like my K5 but I have not bought any new lenses other than the 18-55WR that came with the Camera. I have some Film Era zoom lenses, a FA50 f1.7 prime, and some manual focus primes as well as 3 other Pentax Film bodies. The FA50 is good glass, the other primes are OK glass, and the zooms are a mixed bag. Now this lens, 100mm f/2.8 WR, well it is Terrific Glass (I need a stronger synonym but I am too lazy to find one right now).
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Overall 10
10

Great

gg, Adorama
23 July 2013
  • Excerpt: I can really get closeup to the subject. I haven't had a lot of time to play with it but so far I have enjoyed it. The best part though was the quickness of delivery! Thank you!
  • Pros: Durable Construction, Easy To Customize
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent Macro lens from Pentax

Wingincamera, Adorama
17 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I consider myself an advance amateur photographer. I mostly photograph landscapes, buildings, church events and some macro of flowers. I had a Canon 100L IS macro lens with a Canon 5D, which I enjoyed very much for flowers & landscapes, and thought a quality 100mm micro lens would work well with the Pentax crop camera. For landscape I use a tripod, but not when photographing flowers and with the Canon setup there wasn't problem.
  • Pros: Durable Construction, Easy to handle, Excellent Broka, Good Colors, Very Sharp
  • Cons: Needs A Tripod
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Overall 10
10

Best Lens I Own

Toad, Adorama
16 April 2012
  • Excerpt: This is my favorite lens. It is so sharp, lightweight, and fast that I probably overuse it in place of more versitile zoom lenses. The weather resistance and long hood make this very useable in foul weather. My only criticism is that often the focus decides to go to infinity and back. So I take advantage of the clutched manual focus to "prefocus" to reduce this tendency.
  • Pros: Clutched manual focus, Compact diameter, Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction, TACK SHARP, Weather resistant
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 10
10

Excellent.

Paulo Sergio M. Izar "Paulo Izar", Amazon
8 April 2012
  • Summary: The product is very good and meets expectations. I am satisfied with the purchase and recommend it to anyone interested in a quality product.
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Overall 8
8.0

Very good.

Paulo Sergio M. Izar "Paulo Izar", Amazon
8 April 2012
  • Summary: The product is very good and meets expectations. I am satisfied with the purchase and recommend it to anyone interested in a quality product.
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Overall 10
10

Suberb macro lens with one flaw

Reytor, Adorama
19 December 2011
  • Excerpt: This is suberb macro lens.<br />It has excellent IQ and bokeh.<br />It's small and light.<br />It's WR and rugged.<br /><br />The only flaw I have found is that there's no focus limiter, which makes focusing slow if the motor has to drive from one end to other.<br />But for macro shoots I use manual focus, so for the intented use it's ok.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: No focus limiter
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Overall 10
10

Great quality lens

Faxanadu, Amazon
13 December 2011
  • Summary: If your running Pentax - this is a great lens. Note - prices are going down here in June 2012. Excellent macro capability, fantastic color rendering, tack sharp and metal construction makes it an all around great package. Pentax makes some fantastic lenses - and if you are using their system - this is a great lens - especially with a weather resistant camera like the K7, K5 and the upcoming K30 - this is a great compliment for a good weather tough package.
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