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Pentax smc D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR

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Overall 10
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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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10

Excellent Macro Lens

Mark, Amazon
24 July 2013
  • Summary: Really this lens was worth very cent. Takes excellent macros with great details and colours. Plus can produce wonderful Bokeh.
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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 10
10

Excellent in all important ways

D. FANN, Amazon
23 June 2012
  • Summary: I bought the Pentax 100mm Macro for extreme closeups of flowers and insects, at which it is superb. It has also turned out to be one of my favorite lenses for general use, sharp and contrasty even in the corners. A mild telephoto gets a lot of use, at least by me. And the weather sealing has taken away some worry a couple of times in the field already. The lens is light in weight, with very nice manual focus feel.
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Great quality lens

Faxanadu, Amazon
9 June 2012
  • 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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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
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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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Should be called a "limited"

V. Waldron, Amazon
17 January 2012
  • Summary: For those familiar with the Pentax brand, for years, Pentax has specialized in small, tightly built primes. Those with all metal builds are called the limiteds. For whatever reason, the D FA 100mm WR does not receive this designation, but it certainly fits with the overall theme of both the DA and FA limited lenses. Build is metal and very sturdy. Hood snaps into place and is fairly good sized. Lens does not have an aperture ring or a focus limiter.
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Overall 10
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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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Great

Nickname, Adorama
7 November 2011
  • Excerpt: Now this is what a lens should be constructed like. Something that handles well and is sturdily built!
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
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