Summary: I really like this lens. I personally do not understand the focus limiter debate, but I have not had any issues focusing on objects close or far. I love that the lens takes great Macro shots and wonderful standard photos. It operates very nicely, and comes with a nice hood.
Summary: It is weather-resistant, does close-up focus and has a good build. The only downside is AF is slow locking in on subjects. Don't think you can shoot action with this lens. You can use it for portraits but I recommend using manual focus. It comes with a hood/shade.
Excerpt: This lens makes a terrific addition to my Pentax collection. The sharpness of the macro images is wonderful so I anticipate using it to create outstanding abstract compositions. And, the quality of the construction makes it an excellent investment at a reasonable price.
Summary: I just got this lens, and have been taking various pictures for the past week. It will take some time getting used to the DOF. I mostly shoot with the Pentax-M 50 F1.7, and have drooled over the 100mm WR macro for months.
Summary: Awesome lens, I love it, my first fixed focus lens in many years and my first macro ever. I guess Ricoh decided to discontinue this lens so the price was just as awesome and I also bought it because it's weather proof, as opposed to the 50 mm macro It does focus hunt a little, but that's...
Summary: I've been looking for a solid macro lens for my Pentax K5 and after reading reviews all over it was an easy decision. Of course, the price was always more than I could cough up. After patiently watching Amazon for several months now I watched the price drop then jump back up.