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03-06-2013, 04:34 PM   #1
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Tele Macro Lens 150mm to 180mm

I already have the DFA 100mm f/2.8 macro and the SMC 100mm f/4 screw mount macro and am looking for a tele-macro in the 150mm to 180mm range. I had my eye on the Sigma 150 mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro that B&H listed as New Item, not available yet. I contacted Sigma and they said that there would be not be a Pentax mount model available.

What I am looking for is a 150mm to 180mm macro lens, either size will suffice with preferably f/2.8 aperture. I would prefer new but would consider used if in very good condition. Does anyone know of such a lens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Jake21209 Quote
I contacted Sigma and they said that there would be not be a Pentax mount model available
Ya, unfortunately with the very small sliver of the market that pentax has Sigma seems not interested in doing any of their specialty lenses in pentax mount any longer. The Sigma 180mm 3.5 macro was manufactured in pentax mount, pretty rare lens though.
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I think this is the lens to have - you just have to find one first! SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F4 Macro ED [IF] Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
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QuoteOriginally posted by DSims Quote
I think this is the lens to have - you just have to find one first! SMC Pentax-FA* 200mm F4 Macro ED [IF] Reviews - FA Prime Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
This is even harder to find than the Sigma with much higher price tag as well. If you don't mind completely manual (MF, stop down metering), you can acquire a Canon FD 200/4.0 Macro lens and convert it to PK mount. One of the Forum member was able to convert his lens and still retain the auto aperture so that he can shoot in the M mode, green button to meter. These lenses are steadily increasing in price and may soon be out of reach but they can still be found priced between 300.00 - 600.00.

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