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09-02-2015, 02:40 AM   #1
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Pentax D FA 100mm Macro WR Review Posted

A review of the Pentax SMC D-FA 100mm macro WR, one of the most compact 100mm macros available, with weather resistance as a bonus!

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09-02-2015, 03:17 AM   #2
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Yeah, nice! Just on thing, I didn't notice the review mentioning its relationship with the Tokina 100mm macro
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I like the idea to replace the hood with a 49-28mm step down ring. But where can I find one? I don't see them at B&H or Adorama or even Amazon.
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At $429, this is a real steal. I got mine for $600 a few years back and thought I was getting a deal at the time. Anyway, I find the lens to be brutally sharp and a pleasure to handle-- a compact, lightweight telephoto prime that is obviously one of the best macro lenses available for K-mount.

Great review!!

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Thanks for the review update. Please consider testing for coma distortion; it's very important for astrophotography and other night photos. I know the DFA 100 has little coma, but some other lenses with good reviews based on daytime conditions have horrible coma at night.
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I had no idea the lens drop to $429. That's a great price!
09-02-2015, 09:38 PM   #7
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QuoteOriginally posted by 6BQ5 Quote
I had no idea the lens drop to $429. That's a great price!
Yes, great price for a great lens!
I have it and I love it! No need to have it testes - the results speak to me themselves.

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