Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
  #1
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



9.



10. Wez's pupil

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




Thanks for looking!
Views: 3,656
02-18-2007, 12:58 AM   #2
Senior Member
lukastrika's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Belgrade, Serbia
Posts: 159
wow. a great lens. as for the photos, i like 6,7 and last best.
02-18-2007, 01:00 AM   #3
Veteran Member
LaRee's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: San Diego
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,226
Wow now that was fun! I know it is more than the lens (it's the person behind the camera) but it looks like the lens performs well for you. Very nice work.
02-18-2007, 01:29 PM   #4
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by lukastrika Quote
wow. a great lens. as for the photos, i like 6,7 and last best.
Thanks. I found this focal length more appropriate for food photography. Macro of insects from this lens does not seem to have a good reach ...

QuoteOriginally posted by LaRee Quote
Wow now that was fun! looks like the lens performs well for you. Very nice work.
Hi LaRee. Thanks for the comments. I had this on my camera for a while now. Really handy. Seriously, I had never seen a macro lens this small. hehe



02-18-2007, 01:41 PM   #5
Inactive Account




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Göteborg, Sweden
Posts: 810
So you don't agree with RiceHigh about the colors being wrong in all ways?
02-18-2007, 03:07 PM   #6
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Portland, Oregon
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 475
It's a fun (and versatile) lens, isn't it? Glad you're enjoying it. I like the Bean Curd and Joel's flowers the best.

I took mine out for a spin yesterday as well - I'll post some pics in another thread.
02-18-2007, 03:13 PM   #7
Site Supporter
Site Supporter




Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Bronx NY
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 5,623
Well, I certainly don't need this lens as I've got the Tamron 90mm macro, but after looking at your shots, I sure want one!

NaCl(I guess this is what they mean by "full blown LBA" )H2O
02-18-2007, 10:09 PM   #8
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by Jonas B Quote
So you don't agree with RiceHigh about the colors being wrong in all ways?
Hi Jonas. I would not aggree with his opinions (I read that post as well). D FA100mm macro might be soft at f2.8 (not a secret anyway and it is sharp enough for me) but its colour rendition is typically pentax. I have owned a lot of macro lenses costing me a fortune and I definitely found this pentax macro exhibits amazing colour. Contrast is fantastic too. The rest of my whining regarding this lens hunting in low light and lens hood a bit big is just mumble jumbo - trivial complaints.

This is definitely worth every cent!

QuoteOriginally posted by betsypdx Quote
It's a fun (and versatile) lens, isn't it? Glad you're enjoying it. I like the Bean Curd and Joel's flowers the best.

I took mine out for a spin yesterday as well - I'll post some pics in another thread.
I saw your shots and your composition is very unique. 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 - no use of a wide angle in my daily ordinary life)

QuoteOriginally posted by NaClH2O Quote
Well, I certainly don't need this lens as I've got the Tamron 90mm macro, but after looking at your shots, I sure want one!

NaCl(I guess this is what they mean by "full blown LBA" )H2O
Tamron 90mm macro is definitely sharper than pentax macro wide open but tamron AF hunts a lot (compatibility issue?) and colour might not be as rich and contrasty comparing to DFA 100mm macro. After all, pentax DFA100mm macro is so small and compact, convinient to walk around just for a walk or dinning experience



02-18-2007, 10:15 PM   #9
Veteran Member
Alvin's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: Mississauga, Ontario, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,530
Great series of shots, Roentarre! Can't wait to see more coming from this lens.
02-21-2007, 12:32 AM   #10
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Original Poster
More to follow :)

QuoteOriginally posted by Alvin Quote
Great series of shots, Roentarre! Can't wait to see more coming from this lens.
Thanks Alvin

A good fun to own this lens.













02-24-2007, 08:44 AM   #11
Veteran Member
kjask's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Slovenia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 325
#3,#4,#7 and #10 are really great shots - not just for testing lens...
You have great lens and great eye, James!
02-24-2007, 09:06 AM   #12
Veteran Member
Duh_Vinci's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Virginia, USA
Photos: Albums
Posts: 1,296
Ok, thanks, now I'm really hungry!!! Great photos to show the range of the lens!

I must admit, that I've never been a "brand addict" - never felt a "need" to stick to one in particular, but somehow, the more I use Pentax lenses - more I like them. I've considered Tamron 90mm or Sigma 105mm (which both broduce great results) but next paycheck - my money will be spent on this Pentax lens!

Regards,
D
02-24-2007, 10:32 AM   #13
Forum Member




Join Date: Nov 2006
Location: Slovenia
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 61
Really great shots, so »appetizing« that they made me hungry
02-24-2007, 02:27 PM   #14
Veteran Member
roentarre's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: Melbourne, Australia
Posts: 11,794
Original Poster
My dad was trained as a chef

QuoteOriginally posted by kjask Quote
#3,#4,#7 and #10 are really great shots - not just for testing lens...
You have great lens and great eye, James!
I just happened to wear my glasses that day lol. Thank you for the compliment. I doubt I will produce the photos of your league though

QuoteOriginally posted by Duh_Vinci Quote
Ok, thanks, now I'm really hungry!!! Great photos to show the range of the lens!

I must admit, that I've never been a "brand addict" - never felt a "need" to stick to one in particular, but somehow, the more I use Pentax lenses - more I like them. I've considered Tamron 90mm or Sigma 105mm (which both broduce great results) but next paycheck - my money will be spent on this Pentax lens!

Regards,
D
I had been a die hard canon user... There was only one occasion that I did not want to bring my heavy canon gear on a trip. I borrowed DS from Joel (moderator) with an already invested Fa77 ltd in my hand (Joel told me to buy that lens when it was still in stock in bhphoto last year - so I bought it). The photos blew me away. I could not believe a such light weight camera producing these amazing colours with Jpegs and Fa 77 ltd producing just vibrant 2D images that I had never seen for a long time.

Then the pentax brand addiction starts... For me, using pentax gear is all about using pentax stuff if possible. Hehe


QuoteOriginally posted by Jana Quote
Really great shots, so »appetizing« that they made me hungry
Hi Jana. My dad was a chef and he always trained me as a chef since my childhood - for chinese food anyway. My whole family circled our lives around food all the time. My brother was at one stage sitting for a competition for "tasting out the ingredients of several dishes".

Thank you for the kind comments.

Regards

James
12-13-2008, 01:32 PM   #15
Veteran Member
netuser's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2008
Location: Azores Islands, Portugal
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,236
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
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!
camera, dfa 100mm f2.8, duck, exif, f/4.0, f/4.5, iso400, iso800, lens, photo
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
Macro Testing my new DFA 100mm macro WR bdery Post Your Photos! 5 08-20-2011 01:56 PM
100mm f2.8 Macro - Fa or DFA? stormtech Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 21 03-14-2011 02:44 AM
Streets My first Macro lens, the DFA 100mm Macro WR. Here are my 1st few shots with it! aaronius Post Your Photos! 4 04-30-2010 07:23 PM
Where to buy the new DFA 100mm Macro? Mark Morb Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 01-21-2010 02:57 AM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax DFA 100mm f2.8 macro Nachodog Sold Items 7 12-11-2009 07:07 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:20 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