Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
03-10-2010, 12:37 PM   #31
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Tri-Cities, British Columbia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,784
Me want! (+2)

03-10-2010, 07:49 PM   #32
Veteran Member




Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Dayton, OH
Posts: 365
I also got my copy today. Well packaged, everything is just as it should be. I've been gleefully taking it around the house macroing everything I can. It's super sharp, has great ergonomics and build quality. I'm quite pleased.

I took a quick-n-dirty handheld shot this evening while I was goofing off with it. I even used the pop-up flash because it was getting pretty dark outside when I took this. It's a leaf bud on the maple tree in my yard, shot at about 1:1, showing that spring is right around the corner. I've taken better macro shots before, but not in the conditions I was shooting in. When you consider the poor light from the on-board flash, as well as the one-handed shooting, this turned out pretty well. This is definitely a fantastic lens.

03-10-2010, 08:08 PM   #33
Senior Member




Join Date: May 2008
Location: Hanover, NH
Posts: 156
That's one hairy plant, Dave!
03-11-2010, 11:40 AM   #34
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
grey goat's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spring Green, WI
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 323
QuoteOriginally posted by J.Scott Quote
I can happily report it was carefully wrapped and gently handed to me at the front door.
Thanks for the report, J!

Looks as if you use the same package-opening implement that I use.

Well, I sure would like one of these things. Maybe I'll put my Micro-Nikkor 105/2.8 AiS up for sale or trade in the Marketplace. . . .

Out of curiosity . . . does anyone have the A 100/2.8 macro? Any thoughts on comparison? I know it won't be as "WR" as the new lens, but it'd be good to know how all the Pentax 100/2.8 1:1s compare.

Of course, the new WR is a lot easier to find than the old A 100/2.8. . . .

03-11-2010, 01:00 PM   #35
Senior Member
fourmiX's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: France
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 137
Original Poster
I have this A 100 macro f/2.8

I will think to test it against the New and the "old" D-FA macro ;-)
03-12-2010, 12:03 PM   #36
Veteran Member
Miserere's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Boston
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,994
There *IS* a difference

I'm surprised nobody has mentioned the main difference between the two lenses' images, seeing as it was the first thing I noticed: The non-WR exhibits more purple fringing than the WR.

Maybe fourmiX could post 100% crops of the in-focus area in the f/2.8 shots to make it easier to see. The in-focus highlights in the non-WR pics have a clear purple fringe to the right, while in the WR pics it's either not there, or much smaller.

The WR looks like a very nice lens, both to look at, and for the photos it produces.

...
03-12-2010, 09:48 PM   #37
Site Supporter
Site Supporter
grey goat's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Spring Green, WI
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 323
QuoteOriginally posted by fourmiX Quote
I have this A 100 macro f/2.8

I will think to test it against the New and the "old" D-FA macro ;-)
That's be great--I'd love to hear (or see) your take on how the older A-series version does compared to the two newer lenses--especially the WR.

The new WR looks and sounds great. I probably shouldn't let the lack of an aperture ring bother me. I mean, how often would I be using it on my MX, anyway?
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, d-fa, k-mount, macro, pentax lens, slr lens, wr
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
100mm f2.8 macro FA vs new 100mm mavro f2.8 DA stemked Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 19 08-23-2010 01:34 PM
Comparaison 10-24 vs18-55-vs17-70 bobmaxja Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 05-09-2010 12:36 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax SMC M 100mm f4 Macro (M100/4 Macro) (Worldwide) C2H4 Sold Items 1 05-02-2010 09:06 PM
Macro performance on long vs. short lenses harmonica2 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 14 03-20-2010 10:22 AM
Short review of ‘jiakgong’ 4-way macro focusing rails jfsavage Pentax Camera and Field Accessories 9 06-17-2009 08:20 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 04:22 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.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