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New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Started Nov 30, 2009 | Discussions
yana36 Contributing Member • Posts: 973
New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

kathyk Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

I guess that explains the other one being on the d/c'd list.. your url is blocked though.

Marbuel Contributing Member • Posts: 656
Please, post the link again ... (n/t)

(n/t)

Marbuel Contributing Member • Posts: 656
Looks cool ...

WOW! It looks very good! What is the source? Is it official? Luckily it is NOT SDM :-))

Marek

Alex Sarbu Forum Pro • Posts: 13,254
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Limited-like finish? WR? Sounds OK, but... where is the focus limiter?

If it's genuine - Pentax, please - don't make macro lenses without focus limiters.

Alex S.

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Stephen Merola Contributing Member • Posts: 551
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Wow. Very cool looking. I would agree that a focus limiter is a necessity. It looks like it is all metal like the DA limiteds. I wonder how much it will cost.

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kathyk Senior Member • Posts: 1,585
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Limited-like finish + WR sound a bit incompatible, no? Maybe someone was just having fun imagining Pentax lenses one day....?

Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,617
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

kathyk wrote:

Limited-like finish + WR sound a bit incompatible, no?

Doesn't that describe Pentax's "niche", maybe finally done together?

Thank you
Russell

mark dimo
mark dimo Senior Member • Posts: 2,011
hmmm....

that kinda looks photoshopped! It would be really cool if it proves to be true! I would certainly need this lens.
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OP yana36 Contributing Member • Posts: 973
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

The photo is posted by marketing director of Pentax Russia in social net.

jerrymouse12 Regular Member • Posts: 330
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Nice photoshop imo. DFA without aperture ring seems strange. Limited finish (it looks like longer DA35) and WR together seems strange too.

mark dimo
mark dimo Senior Member • Posts: 2,011
furthermore...

it has the D-FA designation, but there is no aperture ring.
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jackbw Senior Member • Posts: 1,702
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Does it mean that DFA lenses won't have an aperture ring anymore?
They could have labelled it a DA lens, but then they forgot the green ring.

Russell Evans Forum Pro • Posts: 12,617
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

yana36 wrote:

The photo is posted by marketing director of Pentax Russia in social net.

So as someone noted on Pentax Forums, a D-FA lens without an aperture ring?

Thank you
Russell

Michael Perham Senior Member • Posts: 1,349
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

If this is real, could you provide some background as to your source ...nothing official has been announced that I could find. If just a photoshop mock up, whoever did it should be congratulated on a good job.
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Thibouille Contributing Member • Posts: 800
Re: furthermore...

Which means nothing, DFA are 35mm lenses optimized for digital. Nothing else.

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UtahManSir Veteran Member • Posts: 4,659
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

IF this is real, IF! I would buy this before any other lens on my list. A weathersealed MACRO? I can get it down in the dirty wet stuff and get close? OH MY HECK!!!!!!

AWESOME!!!!

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Michael Perham Senior Member • Posts: 1,349
Re: furthermore...

True! I suspect this is the same optical formula as in the existing DFA 100 macro but in a limited body with WR thrown in to add some iceing to the cake. The DFA macros, I read, were not selling well and most folks were opting for 3rd party optics instead. On the other hand the DA 35 macro does sell well, so perhaps this is an attempt by Pentax to regain the market for their macro lenses by incorporating design features that have proven successful.

Thibouille wrote:

Which means nothing, DFA are 35mm lenses optimized for digital. Nothing else.

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Msroberts Contributing Member • Posts: 724
Re: New Pentax 100mm F 1:2.8 Macro WR

Looks like a Photoshop job.

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audiobomber Veteran Member • Posts: 5,766
Re: furthermore...

Thibouille wrote:

Which means nothing, DFA are 35mm lenses optimized for digital. Nothing else.

That's not my understanding. All the FA lenses have aperture rings and are useable on film cameras.
D= digital optimized coatings
F = film (useable on full-frame)
A =auto aperture

Until I see proof, I don't believe this D FA WR lens exists.

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