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12-24-2012, 07:17 PM - 1 Like   #1
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FA 100mm f/3.5 Macro

This is the slightly slower and less-expensive cousin to the 100mm f/2.8 FA Macro. It is fairly compact and light, easy to carry and use. Prices seem to range between $100-$150 USD, I paid $117.00 with shipping. My copy is clean, with a few slight wear marks on the barrel. Optics are clear and nearly dust-free.
Overall, I find it a good, sharp and accurate lens, with fine color rendition and I.Q.
It has a few quirks, like noisy A/F and "hunting" somewhat in low-contrast situations.
Here's samples from the first 2 days' shooting on a K10 D.
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More Macro

Here's few more macro shots with the FA 100mm f/3.5 Macro, I've used it for a few days and have gotten more familiar with the lens;
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I'm a big fan of this lens, certainly for the money...
These are on the K1 full frame





Adding one with pixel shift and no closeup filter


And one with pixel shift and the closeup filter


-Eric

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Rose Hips, 5 stacked images

Recently picked up a copy of this lens cheap, $60. Tried it out the other morning. AF is pretty useless but color and rendering are sweet.

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