Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR
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Get it while you can!
31 October 2015
Summary: I'm not sure that words can express how much I love this lens. It is the finest that I have ever placed on any of my cameras, ever. It's durable, stable, and I have no idea why Pentax would want to change it but I'm glad I found one of the out of production lenses before they were all bought it.
Summary: This is the best lens I own. I still have the Lester Dine 105mm Macro, which is known as a classic macro lens, but find I now only use this Pentax 100mm. The autofocus is wonderfully accurate: 100% blow-up photos are still as sharp as a honed edge.
Summary: Absolutely stellar. The build quality is superb. The manual focus is smooth and consistent which makes close macro work much easier. given its reach (100mm) and bright aperture (f/2.8) the lens is surprisingly compact.
Summary: This is the sharpest lens I have no doubt about it, the contrast and colors are also excellent. It would be my favorite Pentax lens but I hardly ever use that focal length. (150mm on ASP-C). On the negative, it can be a little long for some macro work.
Summary: Have to echo other reviewers here... Too many pros and only a few cons. These first: Too specialist of a lens - because of that 1. hard to autofocus - long focus travel makes it tough when it doesn't lock right away it takes a while for the 2nd try because the focus travel is really long, you...
Best price (as of 11-5-14) I've EVER SEEN on this INCREDIBLE lens that's also FF compatible!
Jeff Hayes, Amazon
5 November 2014
Summary: I've owned this lens since September 2011, and it's one of the best lens purchases I've ever made. At the time I paid $620, and got what I considered a decent deal, as the MSRP on it was $749 at the time (I think).