Pentax D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR (Weather Resistant) Auto Focus Lens with Hood - U.S.A.

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About Pentax 100mm F/2.8

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The smc PENTAX D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro is a telephoto lens with ultra-close focusing capabilities. With high-quality, weather-resistant construction, it delivers clear, high-contrast images from both telephoto and macro perspectives.

It is ideal even in damp, inclement outdoor conditions for close-up photographers looking for full-size subject magnification and outstanding depth of field control for the smallest of subjects.

The Pentax 100mm F/2.8 is commonly used for Macro photography and more.The Pentax 100mm F/2.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast among others.The Pentax 100mm F/2.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 100mm F/2.8: Consistent output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

(8)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Durable (6),Rugged (6),Consistent output (5),Nice bokeh (5),Lightweight (4),Strong construction (4),Easily interchangeable (3)
Best Uses:
Macro photography (6)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (5)

Pentax 100mm F/2.8 Features

  • WR Weather-resistant design is ideal for use on popular PENTAX weather resistant DSLR bodies.
  • Macro lens features a full 1:1 image magnification ratio (1X, Life Size).
  • D FA series lens features a ?full frame? design, compatible with PENTAX film and digital SLR cameras, but optically optimized for digital imaging.
  • Rounded aperture blades improve bokeh at wide apertures for silky smooth background de-emphasis.
  • PENTAX SP (Super Protect) coating on front lens element helps repel dust, water, and grease, while minimizingfingerprints.
  • PENTAX Quick-Shift focus system instantly switches to manual focus with a simple twist of the focus ring.
  • Body-controlled aperture improves weather resistant design, while maintaining quick access to full aperture control.
  • Durable aluminum housing protects lens optics.

Pentax 100mm F/2.8 Specifications

Construction
8 Groups/ 9 Elements
Angle of view
16 degrees (DSLR), 24.5 degrees (film SLR)
F stop range
f/2.8-32
Closest Focusing Distance
0.99' (0.303m)
Maximum Magnification
1:1
Filter Size
49mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.2 " x 2.6" / 80.5mm x 65mm
Weight
12 oz. / 340g
Notes
Weather Resistant Design, Quick-Shift Focus, SP (Super Protect) coating, Aluminum Housing, Curved Aperture Blades

Pentax 100mm F/2.8 Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.9

(based on 8 reviews)

100%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

Excellent macro and general lens

I use mainly for Macro, but it's equally good for general use. Superb quality pix: contrast, sharpness, bokeh, clarity. Solid. Lenses like these are why I chose the Pentax system: high quality at value prices.

Reviewed by 8 customers

 
5.0

Great

By

from Richmond Hill ga  -  Quality Oriented

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!

(3 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Excellent Macro lens from Pentax

By

from Spanaway, Washington state, USA  -  Quality Oriented

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. But with a crop camera 100mm lens seem too much, I had difficulty holding it steady. The Pentax K5 has built in IS/OS in the body, but the longer focal length just didn't give me a enough keepers. For those who always use a tripod with a micro lens this would be excellent, especially if photographing bugs or really small things. It just wasn't for me and I sent it back. I will be looking for something in the 60mm macro range.

(1 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Best Lens I Own

By

from Grand Junction, CO  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Suberb macro lens with one flaw

By

from Santiago, Chile  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is suberb macro lens. It has excellent IQ and bokeh. It's small and light. It's WR and rugged. 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. But for macro shoots I use manual focus, so for the intented use it's ok.

(2 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Great

By

from Midwest  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Now this is what a lens should be constructed like. Something that handles well and is sturdily built!

(4 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Wonderful Macro

By

from Oregon  -  Photo Enthusiast

Great lens. Still learning all the strengths, but even better than my old manual focus macro. Like the quick shift auto/manual focus. Focus speed improved by prefocusing to distance range... but for macro usually manual anyway. Sharp lens, great bokah... very pleased with results.

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent product[...]

By

from Savannah  -  Photo Enthusiast

Excellent IQ, sharp, excellent color, nice bokeh, high quality construction, high throughput Pentax lens.

(6 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Excellent macro and general lens

By

from amherst, mass.  -  Photo Enthusiast

I use mainly for Macro, but it's equally good for general use. Superb quality pix: contrast, sharpness, bokeh, clarity. Solid. Lenses like these are why I chose the Pentax system: high quality at value prices.

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
JOHN B  Needed a longer focal length macro for my Pentax dslr and this one fits the bill perfectly.
Shopper  Will this lens work on my Pentax 645D camera body? If so, does it work well?
Jeff S  This is an awesome lens but it will not work on the 645D. It also can not be adapted to work in any way. As others have noted, it will work on any APS-C, 35mm film (maybe some day digital?) or Q mount (with adapter) Pentax camera.
Stephen H  Is the hood reversible?
LISA M  Yes the hood is reversible. This is absolutely a fantastic lense!
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