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Loving the Pentax 100mm 2.8 macro lens
Posted By: rjhoff, 08-02-2016, 06:40 PM

I have been very impressed with this lens using it hand held for most of the shots below. Shifting to manual focus on the fly has helped secure more good shots.

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08-09-2016, 06:46 PM - 2 Likes   #16
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one day I'll be as good as you guys.... 100mm 2.8 macro WR



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I think I ordered Photodiox, but any are OK. You can put a bit of beeswax on the thread if it seems a bit tough to turn. The flash should work just fine on the 50mm, you'll have to do some experimentation of course. Does your Sunpak come with the Pentax module?
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Grapevine Beetle

This was shot with the Pentax 100mm WR

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Remarkable.
This is the big 30 mm grapevine beetle?

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QuoteOriginally posted by TER-OR Quote
Remarkable.
This is the big 30 mm grapevine beetle?
Yes indeed!
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More non-macro but with this lens hijacking:

The chickadees like to drink water from the ant moat in the hummingbird feeder. The hummingbird would prefer they didn't. f2.8 at dusk in building shade but I more or less got away with it.
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White wild rose

The contrast of this beautiful flower in the midst of a tangle of rough foliage struck me as a fit subject to capture with the superb 100mm macro. I used the TAV setting on the K-3 to get both the ideal depth of field I wanted and the control of any camera movement, as this was hand-held.

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If that's the A series 100/2.8, be wary of reflections off the rear element.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Wheatfield Quote
If that's the A series 100/2.8, be wary of reflections off the rear element.
Nope, it's the SMC-D FA WR version.

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Nope, it's the SMC-D FA WR version.

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Yup. Nice lens. I had to buy one because of sensor reflections on the A series lens. It's one of the better macro lenses out there.
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