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11-18-2010, 09:29 AM   #1
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Looking for Someone Who Knows the All About Pentax Macro Lenses


New the forum here! I write a blog and I have been trying to put an extensive list together of as many macro lenses as I can just as a resource. As primarily a Nikon shooter, I am quite new to the Pentax system. I was wondering if someone or a few of you could help me but posting what other lenses specifically Pentax has to offer (macro). This includes M42 mount - K mount - etc. Also if you know of any macro designed only for Pentax (such as Tamron had a 300/2.8 [90E] that was designed solely for Minolta I think, perhaps Pentax too).

So far I have:

Manual Focus -

Pentax-A 50mm f/2.8
Pentax-K 50mm f/4
Pentax-M 50mm f/4
Pentax-A 100mm f/4
Pentax-A 100mm f/4 Dental Version
Pentax-K 100mm f/4
Pentax-M 100mm f/4
Pentax-M 100mm f/4 Dental Version
Pentax-A* 200mm f/4 ED

Pentax-K 100mm f/4 (bellows)

Auto Focus -

Pentax 30mm f/2.8 DA
Pentax-F 50mm f/2.8
Pentax-FA 50mm f/2.8
Pentax-D FA 50mm f/2.8
Pentax-F 100mm f/2.8
Pentax-FA 100mm f/2.8
Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8
Pentax-FA 100mm f/3.5 (Cosina)
Pentax 100mm f/2.8 WR D
Pentax-FA* 200mm f/4 ED-IF


And the above are what I have found so far, my info may not even be correct. As I said, I am new to Pentax so like all systems, all the acronyms and letter designations are very new to me.

I am looking even to the most obscure so don't hesitate! I will gladly add your usertag on the site as well as contributor. I appreciate the help and am looking to create the list for everyone. The blog is MakingNotTaking.blogspot if you were wondering where this is going.

11-18-2010, 09:37 AM   #2
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Have you looked in the lens review database here?
Pentax K-Mount Bayonet Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database

There isn't a macro specific section, but they're all primes so that'll help

Two of the AF lenses should be as follows:
Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Limited Macro
Pentax D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro WR
11-18-2010, 09:41 AM   #3
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M42 Pentax:
Macro Tacumar 50/4 Preset
Super-Macro-Takumar 50/4 AUTO
SMC Macro-Takumar 50/4 AUTO
SMC Macro-Takumar 100/4 AUTO
Bellows-Takumar 100/4
SMC Bellows-Takumar 100/4
11-18-2010, 11:32 AM   #4
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You should have a look at the following website:

Welcome to Bojidar Dimitrov's Pentax K-Mount Page

11-18-2010, 11:45 AM   #5
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that's actually where I found most of the initial info. great site! Gave me the insight I needed into all the new letters too (A, FA, etc)
11-18-2010, 11:47 AM   #6
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what you also need to do, aside from listing the lenses and maximum apertures, is list also the maximum magnification ratio,

The macro takumar 50mmF4 preset can do 1:1, all other macro takumar 50mm lenses and all SMC and SMC-M and SMC-A 50mm macros and all 100mm manual focus macros (k mount or M42 mount) focus to 1:2. furthermore, most manual 50mm F4 macros and most 100mmF4 macros share the same optical formulas, it is only coatings and cosmetics that are different, as well as (perhaps) aperture blades.

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