Anyone need a 100/2.8 macro lens?

Started Dec 13, 2012 | Discussions thread
Twong Contributing Member • Posts: 849
Re: Anyone need a 100/2.8 macro lens?

22codfish wrote:

I realize the Pentax lens market is closely watched. Newer used Pentax 100 mm macro lens are usually priced very close to the cost of a new lens. I guess if I was selling, I'd try to sell for the best possible price also. Congrats to the guy who got to this one first.

I've been looking for a f2.8 100 macro in that price range ($200-300). As long as it's in excellent shape and AF Pentax bayonet mount. In the meantime, I'm content to manual focus an old Pentax f2, 50 mm with extension tubes.

I saw the OP just before boarding a red eye flight returning home. The first thing I did after getting home was to check if this lens was still available which it was. It just arrived today. It is exactly as described and incredibly sharp.

I actually bought and returned a Tamron Adaptall SP 90mm f2.5 a week earlier. The old Tamron was not as sharp as this lens and the worst part was that the aperture did not work properly.

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Olympus PEN E-PM2 Pentax K-3 II Pentax smc FA 50mm F1.4 Pentax smc DA* 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) SDM Sigma 70-200mm F2.8 EX DG OS HSM +18 more
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