This is a very special lens.

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Leo James Mitchell
Leo James Mitchell Veteran Member • Posts: 9,657
This is a very special lens.

I thought I would never trade in or sell my Sigma 105mm Macro lens, but I did for the Pentax D-FA 100mm Macro WR. I was hesitant to do it, but now I am glad that I did.This is a superb piece of glass capable of laser sharp detail, rendering deep and rich colours and producing a magical bokeh. I have used it during a thunder storm with a deluge of rain and in a snowy blizzard...the WR designation is earned. The lens shook off the weather like a champ! As if this wasn't enough, the lens is light but at the same time built to the highest quality standards. It works beautifully in concert with the Pentax 1.7 tele-converter giving an excellent account of the combo set at 150mm.The one and only con I have is the lack of a focus limiter, but having said that, the racking back and forth is not bad relative to other macro lenses I have used. Someone said in an earlier review that this lens should have been designated a Limited Lens. I agree wholeheartedly. It can't get much better than this. Well done Pentax.


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Shooting photographs since 1948

Pentax smc D-FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
Telephoto macro prime lens • Pentax KAF • 21910
Announced: Dec 9, 2009
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