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08-10-2011, 10:56 PM   #31
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I love the 100 WR, I was amazed at how small it is, I replaced my Tammy 90mm Macro with the WR, the 90 was not a big lens but the WR is even smaller.

A tip, although lens prices tend to be always more in Japan than the USA, the DFA100WR is a bargain in Japan! From kakaku.com, sometimes you can pick the WR up for less than 600.

I bought mine for less than 550!

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A tip, although lens prices tend to be always more in Japan than the USA, the DFA100WR is a bargain in Japan! From kakaku.com, sometimes you can pick the WR up for less than 600.

I bought mine for less than 550!
Thanks for the advice. I just bought one used, it should arrive next week. I don't know if it's easy to import from Japan. I assume custom taxes would be horrible.
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Does Canada have a heavy levy on imported goods?

Here in Australia we do not need to pay duty for any goods < 1000 dollars. And you can buy as many as you want in a year.
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Does Canada have a heavy levy on imported goods?

Here in Australia we do not need to pay duty for any goods < 1000 dollars. And you can buy as many as you want in a year.
We have a trade agreement with the US and Mexico, basically goods manufactured at least in part in one of the three countries are duties-free. for the rest, usually duties are waived for used goods originating from one of the three countries, and for goods of less than 60$ in value. for the rest, it's a case-by-case basis depending on the declared value, type of goods, and means of import (mail often carries no duties because they don't collect it, while shipping companies will collect your fees, along with a "broker surcharge", with pleasure).

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Well, I just received my DFA 100 WR. Fantastic build, different but on par with the FA50 macro. The AF is perhaps a little bit less noisy, but comparable. It's really fast near infinity, not spectacular for macros, but indeed quick-shift is really, really useful in that range.

I'll put it through more tests but I'm mighty glad so far. It's also surprisingly tiny for a 100mm lens.

I think I made the right choice. Thanks for the discussion!
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Congrats, looking forward to some pictures.
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Congrats, looking forward to some pictures.
They should be coming soon, when my newborn leaves me some free time for actual "serious" shooting
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Newborns make for pretty good subject matter. But they really don't leave you alone for a very long time.

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What ^ said
Perhaps test the lens on some tiny hands and feet?
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Newborns make for pretty good subject matter.
Yeah, the F50 f1,7 is seeing a lot of action.

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Perhaps test the lens on some tiny hands and feet?
Part of the plan, when he's sleeping at least Eye shots are fun and relatively easy, too.
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I did manage to get some test shots this evening. Here is the thread. Enjoy!

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/post-your-photos/155886-macro-testing-my-...ml#post1619330
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