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02-07-2012, 07:20 AM   #1
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Is ProMaster MF 100mm f3.5 Macro worth $80?

I just got an offer for a new "old stock" of this MF macro lens with the matched 1:1 adapter. Is this lens worth the price?


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There are reviews of both the AF and MF versions here.

Cosina 100mm F1:3,5 MC Makro Lens Reviews - Cosina Lenses - Pentax Lens Review Database
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Steve Gandy on Cameraquest is asking $125 for his Cosina demo version.
The lens gets quite good reviews on
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$80 looks like a good price.
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It is a very good price, i have the Vivitar version and i find it great quality.

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It is worth 3 times $80, if you ask me.
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The optics are very good, better than the original price (I used to have the Phoenix branded one). It was something like $120 new when I bought it at least 5 years ago, so $80 for unsold old stock would be a good price, and I rather regretted selling it when I bought the Viv Series One 105 macro. It's much lighter than the old Viv.

The funny thing is that I saw one of these at Bel Air Camera last week, for those in Southern California. They used to carry Pentax but not in a long time. I assume it is unsold old stock, all I saw was the box in a display case (and didn't ask about the price), if anyone is interested and in the area.
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Thank you all for your inputs. I was actually looking for this lens for some time now. I ordered it :-)


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