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12-02-2010, 07:47 AM   #1
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100 Macro WR

Got my new 100 WR Macro the other day. First impressions, great build. I love aluminum lens as opposed to the plastic fantastics, not that there is anything wrong with them. First shots seem to show sharp wide open, with good contrast. Only problem i have is the hood is a real loose fit, and falls off quite easily. Anyone else seem to have this problem? I certainly will not send back what seems to be a real good copy of a lens for this.
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12-02-2010, 08:12 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by vario Quote
Got my new 100 WR Macro the other day. First impressions, great build. I love aluminum lens as opposed to the plastic fantastics, not that there is anything wrong with them. First shots seem to show sharp wide open, with good contrast. Only problem i have is the hood is a real loose fit, and falls off quite easily. Anyone else seem to have this problem? I certainly will not send back what seems to be a real good copy of a lens for this.
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The hood should be a nice tight fit; It should snap into place without any wiggle room. It certainly should not fall off once properly attached.
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Mine snaps into place really well.

Maybe try rotating it 90 degrees (i.e. don't line up the white lines) and see if it snaps in better. One of the plastic pieces might be misshapen on the hood.
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Ok, i guess i was not rotating it hard enough into the final position, as it does snap in place. Thanks to those using the "snap' word, LOL.
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I wish the rest of my lens hoods snapped into place as securely and were as easy to remove as the one on my DFA 100mm. Pentax got a great deal right with this lens.
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Yes, this lens does seem to live up to the high standards you would come to expect.
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How is the bokeh for portraits?
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I have not had enough time to subject a family member to my experiments as of yet, LOL.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ron Kruger Quote
I wish the rest of my lens hoods snapped into place as securely and were as easy to remove as the one on my DFA 100mm. Pentax got a great deal right with this lens.
I wish they all slid out of the lens like on the DA15 or M135.
The DA21 also has an impressive (but useless with filters) hood.
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QuoteOriginally posted by r0ckstarr Quote
I wish they all slid out of the lens like on the DA15 or M135
or M200, or M75-150 or...... Agree about the hoods sliding out as in many of the M lenses. It makes a significant difference in the overall quality of the results if the hood is always handy.
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How is the bokeh for portraits?
When I bought my DFA 100mm, portraits were the furthest thing from my mind, but I was asked by a friend one time to photograph her and her son, so I used it. Skin tones were the best of any lens I've ever used, and the bokeh was like butter (not just the f-stop, but the distance of the background play into this). It became my favorite protrait lens by accident.
I've since perfected it further as a protrait lens by shooting in AV with fill-flash, diffused.
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