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HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro

Sharpness 
 10.0
Aberrations 
 10.0
Bokeh 
 10.0
Autofocus 
 9.5
Handling 
 10.0
Value 
 10.0
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HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro

HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro
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HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro
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HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro
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HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro
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Description:

The HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 ED AW Macro is the first Pentax macro lens with All Weather sealing (rather than traditional Weather Resistance), which provides protection from dust and moisture.

Its optical formula has also been redesigned to improve image quality compared to its predecessor. and now incorporates one ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass optical element and two Anomalous Dispersion glass optical elements to compensate for various aberrations and minimize the generation of the unwanted purple fringe effect. The lens coating has been upgraded to HD, which significantly reduces average reflectance in the visible ray spectrum.

Like its predecessor the lens barrel is metal resembling the FA Limited lens line.


HD Pentax-D FA 100mm F2.8 Macro ED AW
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
No
Diaphragm
Automatic, 8 blades (rounded)
Optics
10 elements, 8 groups
Mount Variant
KAF
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Max. Aperture
F2.8
Min. Aperture
F32
Focusing
AF (screwdrive)
Quick-shift
Yes
Min. Focus
30 cm
Max. Magnification
1x
Filter Size
49 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 16 ° / 14 °
Full frame: 24 ° / 20 °
Hood
PH-RBE49
Case
SB80-120
Lens Cap
O-LC49
Coating
HD,SP
Weather Sealing
Yes (AW)
Other Features
Metal Build
Diam x Length
65 x 80.5 mm (2.6 x 3.2 in.)
Weight
348 g (12.3 oz.)
w/ Hood: +39g
Production Years
2022 to present (in production)
Pricing
$546 USD current price
$549 USD at launch
Engraved Name
HD Pentax-D FA Macro 100mm F2.8 ED AW
Reviews
User reviews
Variants

Standard is Black. Limited quantity (300) of Silver


Features:
Screwdrive AutofocusQuick ShiftWeather SealedAutomatic ApertureFull-Frame Support
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Forum Member

Registered: December, 2012
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 59

4 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: November 18, 2022 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $720.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: sharp, no CA, lightweight, lovelly design
Cons: noisy AF
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K-1   

I was looking for this kind of update of 100 Macro lens for quiet some time. The CA of previous WR version was annoying in some circumstances - especially on the surface of beetles or wet amphibians. New ED AW version has eliminated the CA to a minimum even wide open. I was not considering buying the lens, but limited Silver version forced me to pre-order one! The AF is still noisy since it's screw driven from the body. Design is still the same too - which is great. I love "Limited lens" look. Bokeh is still lovely. Not sure how the lens will do in terms of astrophotography - I'll see about that once the weather allows it (it might take a few months though!). Based on hendheld shots, I think the new version is a bit sharper too!

Crops from SOOC jpegs at f2.8 (one is from WR and the other from AW - guess which is which )

   
New Member

Registered: June, 2017
Posts: 2

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: November 2, 2022 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Amazing. That's all.
Cons:
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K1mk2   

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