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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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
Now this is what a lens should be constructed like. Something that handles well and is sturdily built!
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.
Excellent IQ, sharp, excellent color, nice bokeh, high quality construction, high throughput Pentax 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.