A used Pentax FA*200/4 Macro lens.

Started Feb 28, 2014 | Discussions thread
JeffAHayes Senior Member • Posts: 1,968
Re: A used Pentax FA*200/4 Macro lens.

Jim Beverlin wrote:

Damn! It's gone. I would have bought it. Looked for one for well over 1 year.

Thought I could use the new 1.4X teleconverter on my 100mm DFA lens but it will not work. Keep looking and maybe a Sigma 150mm may come about.

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Yeah, Jim, I noticed it's gone, as well. That new 1.4 TC is SUPPOSED TO WORK with the D FA 100mm F2.8. Are you telling me it DOESN'T??? That just sucks!

Ron posted about a used Sigma F3.5 180 Macro here last fall at KEH for $599 and I picked that up. It takes pretty great macro shots, but it's got a VERY FINICKY auto-focus on it (seems even worse when I click on the focus-limiting switch), and doesn't seem to work very well at all as a telephoto lens. All the same, when I can get it to focus for a macro shot it does a great job, and considering I paid less for that than what Pentax is charging for the D FA 100 F2.8 it was worth the $$$. It's actually big and heavy enough that it comes in its OWN foam-padded case, similar to the case the "baby-bigma" 50-500 F4.5-6.3 comes in, just not quite as big. Suits me fine, as that's one less lens I have to try to CRAM into my already bursting-at-the-seams Tamrac 1319 bag (which, when I bought it a couple years back, I thought I may NEVER fill up, lol).

Good luck finding a longer macro lens, but I wouldn't hold my breath about Sigma releasing any more of THEIRS on K-mount.


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