Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-10-2012, 05:24 PM   #1
Forum Member




Join Date: Jan 2012
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 84
Have you tried the PENTAX D FA DFA 100mm F2.8 F/2.8?

I'm very much interested in acquiring the PENTAX D FA DFA 100mm F2.8 F/2.8? Can anyone tell me how good it is?

I'm going to use it on my Pentax K200D body! This is the model I want to get:

eBay - The UK's Online Marketplace

04-10-2012, 05:39 PM   #2
Pentaxian
bdery's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Quebec city, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,657
It's an excellent lens by all accounts. I recommend you read this comparison review, it will help you. The lens reviewed is the newest version but optically yours and this one are comparable.

Tamron 90mm Macro vs Pentax 100mm WR: Review - Introduction - PentaxForums.com
04-10-2012, 05:55 PM   #3
Administrator
Site Webmaster
Adam's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Arizona
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 40,959
Here is a brief comparison of the new and old versions:
Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro - Review - PentaxForums.com

It's better in some areas (aperture ring and clamp) and worse in others (bokeh, weather sealing).

Adam
PentaxForums.com Webmaster (Site Usage Guide | Site Help | My Photography)



PentaxForums.com's high server and development costs are user-supported. You can help cover those costs by donating. Or, buy your photo gear from our affiliates, Adorama, B&H Photo, or Topaz Labs, and get FREE Marketplace access - click here to see how! Trusted Pentax retailers:

04-10-2012, 06:22 PM   #4
Site Supporter
Rnovo's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: Mahone Bay, NS, Canada
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 264
I just finished a project shooting still life fashion, quilts and copying and I will get this lens ASAP ("Geranium Garden" - circa 1974-1978 :: Suttles and Seawinds Historical Archive Collection)
I do recommend the WR model. Magical sharpness...

04-11-2012, 12:06 AM   #5
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
The following thread has a (partiaI) compare of the WR and the non-WR: https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/86625-lens-buy...ant-macro.html
04-11-2012, 05:48 AM   #6
Site Supporter




Join Date: Jan 2011
Location: Charleston, SC
Photos: Albums
Posts: 347
It's a fabulous lens, WR or not. Great for macro work, but also for portraits.
04-11-2012, 07:53 AM   #7
Senior Member




Join Date: Mar 2010
Photos: Albums
Posts: 133
Here's some samples from the fa 100mm f2.8 wr ; nothing done with sharpness, the 100% crops are tack sharp. Taken with a k5 at iso 800-3200:
wide open


wide open


f4.0


f5.6

04-11-2012, 08:13 AM   #8
Veteran Member
Ken T's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2008
Location: California, USA
Posts: 537
The lens stay on my K-20D most of the time


04-12-2012, 02:21 AM   #9
Pentaxian
MegaPower's Avatar

Join Date: May 2010
Location: Hong Kong / Irvine, CA
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 561
Most of the macro lens are well made.
You just need to adapt the focal length and it will be a great lens.
04-13-2012, 08:39 AM   #10
Site Supporter
Vylen's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Sydney, Australia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,248
I've had this lens for about half a year but hadn't used it much till now. I finally got the Pentax AF160FC macro light and can proceed with my keen interest in macro photography. That said, here's something I did a short while ago (and subsequently partially blinded myself):

My Left Eye (1/125, f/19.0, ISO100, +1 EV)


100% crop:


I'd say not bad since I had to let the camera use the autofocus - it got it pretty much on the spot! Plenty sharp enough I'd say
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
100mm, dfa, dfa 100mm f2.8, f2.8, fa, k-mount, pentax, pentax d fa, pentax lens, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DFA 100mm 2.8 Macro WR gda13 Sold Items 4 08-31-2011 07:38 PM
Macro First attempts with Pentax DFA 1:2,8 100mm Siekierus_pl Post Your Photos! 2 12-03-2010 06:51 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:24 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top