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D FA 100mm Macro WR 7891.76%
67 165mm F4 LS 78.24%
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10-21-2014, 09:29 PM   #1
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Lens Tournament: D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro vs 67 165mm F4 LS

Ladies and gentlemen, welcome to the knockout round of the Greatest Pentax Lens Tournament! The rules are simple: Two lenses enter. You must choose one. The winner moves to Knockout Round Two. The loser is gone. Check out the bracket here, which is based on the user nomination results.

In this short telephoto knockout match, the SMC Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 WR Macro faces the SMC Pentax 67 165mm F4 LS.

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10-21-2014, 09:39 PM   #2
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This seems like an odd pair to match up.
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Perhaps the 67 LS is every bit as good or better, but I think the D FA 100 WR macro is the best all-around macro from any DSLR brand/mount, so it gets the nod from me ("all-around" means it gets a 9/10 rating in every conceivable category - a few other macros may rate 10/10 in some area, but they have weak spots elsewhere).

Besides, "the best macro lens" is small enough "to always have with you!"
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I've only come to know the 165LS recently and it's spectacular.

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As much as I want the 100mm macro I'll give this to the 165mm, affordable medium format lenses with leafshutters are few and far between.
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so it gets the nod from me ("all-around" means it gets a 9/10 rating in every conceivable category - a few other macros may rate 10/10 in some area, but they have weak spots elsewhere).

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