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Pentax SMCP-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro 35mm Primes

5 star rating
                      5 / 5 (1 Reviews)
MSRP : $699.00

  • Lens TypeFixed Focal Length Lens
    Focal Length100mm
    Lens Max Aperturef/2.8
    Min Aperturef/32
    Macro LensWithout Macro Lens
    Closest Focusing Distance11.93 in
    Attachment / Filter Size49 mm
    Groups / Elements9 Elements in 8 Groups
    Diameter2.7 in
    Product ID25656430

Product Description

The Pentax SMCP-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro is designed specifically for digital cameras. This versatile lens can also be used a telephoto lens. Compatibility: 35mm Digital and 35mm Film SLRs.
  • Aperture: f/2.8-32
  • Min focus: 11.93 in.
  • Fully Automatic Diaphragm

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    Overall Rating:5
    Value Rating:5
    Submitted by snoid a Intermediate

    Date Reviewed: May 5, 2010

    Strengths:    Sharp!!!
    Nice fat focus ring makes fine focus a breeze
    Good contrast
    Excellent color
    Smooth as silk bokeh
    49mm filter

    Weaknesses:    Auto focus can be a crap shoot.
    Focus lock switch is a bit too easy to set accidentally.

    Bottom Line:   
    I've used this lens on a K200 and a K7 and am nothing but impressed with this lenses abilities.
    Sharp corner to corner from F2.8 all the way to F32.
    Diffraction? You'd have to do some serious pixel peeping to find it.
    Macros are outstanding and it isn't a half bad portrait lens, A bit too sharp maybe.
    Even works well as a short walk around telephoto.

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    Duration Product Used:   2-5 years

    Price Paid:    $370.00

    Purchased At:   PR member

    Similar Products Used:   Sigma 70 macro
    Pentax 35 limited

    Type of photography:   Other

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