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Some trials of DFA 100mm f2.8 macro
Posted By: roentarre, 02-18-2007, 12:42 AM

I had this lens for a month now. A good lens as everyone had suggested all along. Cannot really fault this lens at all.

This lens is so small and compact. Really cute in fact. I would not mind to take this lens along to any trip myself.

I did follow a lot of fellow members' advises to take photos stopping down to at least f8 (I hate stepping down apertures though). My last shot is done wide open with ISO 1600. Quite pleased that it is not that bad for sharpness.

1. De Porteli prize winning restaurant: desert

1/20s f/4.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



2. This entree took 1 hour to arrive

1/30s f/4.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



3. Beking Duck restaurant in CBD : menu (I was too hungry; the duck was gone before I realised to take a picture)

1/60s f/3.5 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



4. Mo Po Bean Curd

1/30s f/3.5 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



5. This is home made Ravioli by a French Chef: (looks like slate or concrete materials)

1/45s f/4.0 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



6. Close up

1/8s f/4.5 at 100.0mm iso800 full exif



7.

1/30s f/4.5 at 100.0mm iso800 full exif




8. Flowers in front of Joel's garden

1/1000s f/4.5 at 100.0mm iso400 full exif



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10. Wez's pupil

1/20s f/2.8 at 100.0mm iso1600 full exif




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12-13-2008, 02:18 PM   #16
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Nicely done James. JIMBO

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Sweet series James - tack sharp very narrow DOF - now I am Hungry!
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Lovely pictures, James. I thought you disliked the 100mm macro.
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QuoteOriginally posted by roentarre Quote
...... I love this lens and bring it along everywhere I go (because you can do macro with it and also use it as a telephoto lens - .....
Hi

Can someone post some photos from this DFA 100mm macro lens as a telephoto lens ?

Thanks in advance
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Lots of very nice stuff, but the dessert takes the cake as they say.
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Nice colors and contrast from this lens.
I own Vivitar 105mm macro and absolutely love it. Only downsides being heavy and lack of autofocus (not for macro work where I prefer manual focus, but when shooting portraits with it). Pentax with its small size and being autofocus is tempting me once in a while. Any comments from any one who used both and compared the results?
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Hi all

One probably noob question, this DFA 100mm f2.8 macro lens is a 100mm lens or rather a 150mm lens on K200D ?

Thanks
The lens is effective 150mm reach on both cameras. This is embarassing for you to dig out this old thread

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Nicely done James. JIMBO
Thanks. This thead is really old... That restaurant is now given bad rating and I had some of my images used by the restaurant in their menus without permission... Still, thanks for the kind comments

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Sweet series James - tack sharp very narrow DOF - now I am Hungry!
Pity is that the lens only performs well at f4 to have maximum contrast and colour. You would know that I love to eat

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Lovely pictures, James. I thought you disliked the 100mm macro.
Yes, Dan. I disliked the lens from the beginning. My rule of thumb is to try to like all lenses until I am giving it up after trying it long enough. A fuzzy human being like me

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You are too kind. It is a series that could be done with point and shoot
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Hi

Can someone post some photos from this DFA 100mm macro lens as a telephoto lens ?



Thanks in advance






QuoteOriginally posted by Jewelltrail Quote
Lots of very nice stuff, but the dessert takes the cake as they say.
I only like the pudding shot Thanks

QuoteOriginally posted by skamaraju Quote
Nice colors and contrast from this lens.
I own Vivitar 105mm macro and absolutely love it. Only downsides being heavy and lack of autofocus (not for macro work where I prefer manual focus, but when shooting portraits with it). Pentax with its small size and being autofocus is tempting me once in a while. Any comments from any one who used both and compared the results?
DFA 100mm macro has a problem prone to blown highlights...

Vivitar 105mm macro has a problem with harsh background bokeh.

Both had weak unsharp corners til stopping down. The colour is similarly rich but DFA lacks the popping colour that is present in Fa version. Even the optical design is supposedly similar between DFA and FA. The difference is there.

Vivitar 105mm has that typical dark grain embeded in all types of colour and hard to post process in editing software if required.
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Some great images, James. You sure know how to make our mouths water...yummy!
This is a great advertisement for this lens and shows off your skills as a photographer.
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