Macro on Fuji 50r

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DHAPhotography
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Re: Macro for Pentax

Wildbegonia wrote:

Salve!

I have a Pentax K200D to which I would like to add a Macro lens (1:1). It is long I want to get into macro so I thought to start with this camera and move forward from there. My only limitation is that I can not use a lens which will compromise the AF of the camera or the lens. I am involuntarily dependent on AF due to vision degeneration.

Any suggestions? Thank you all in advance.

I think you will be fine with the K200D and the DFA 100mm Macro, with these caveats. This is an older Pentax body and I once owned a similarly aged camera in the K20D. I found this camera to hunt in AF in low light. It was fine in good light and AF worked well, but low light would be a problem and often. That being said, I think you would have no problem with the superior AF of a newer model KP and in low light as well. I often use Pentax and Sigma macros (1:1) on my K3 and even these combinations can have difficulty focusing in low light. Also, due to my wanting to often focus close up at maximum magnification I have found that I leave my camera on MF most of the time when in less than good light.  Best to you. Don

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