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HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Macro

Sharpness 
 10.0
Aberrations 
 9.7
Bokeh 
 9.3
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 7.7
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HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Macro

HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Macro
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HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8 ED AW SR Macro
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Description:

The HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm ED AW SR Macro is a short telephoto lens designed for use with PENTAX 645 digital cameras where the focal length is ideal for macro and portraiture. Pentax promises a beautiful bokeh (out-of-focus effect) thanks in part to an aperture with 9 rounded blades.

The lens provides up to 0.5x magnification and incorporates two ED (extra-low dispersion) elements and one glass-molded aspherical element in its optics.

The lens covers the full 645 format and can thus be used on 645 film cameras as well as on 645 digital cameras.  It has built-in Shake Reduction and is weather-sealed like all other modern medium format lenses from Pentax.  It was the first Pentax medium format lens to feature Pentax HD coating, which is superior to the traditional SMC.

The lens has a built-in motor for the autofocus function. On a 645 film camera the lens can be used in manual focus mode only, and only in P and Tv exposure modes due to the lack of an aperture ring.


HD Pentax-D FA 645 90mm F2.8 MACRO ED AW SR
Image Format
645 film
Lens Mount
Pentax 645
Aperture Ring
No
Diaphragm
Automatic, 9 blades (rounded)
Optics
11 elements, 9 groups
Mount Variant
645 AF2
Max. Aperture
F2.8
Min. Aperture
F22
Focusing
AF (in-lens motor)
DC
Quick-shift
Yes
Min. Focus
41 cm
Max. Magnification
0.5x
Filter Size
67 mm
Internal Focus
Yes
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

645 Digital: 34 ° / 27.5 °
645 Film: 42.5 ° / 34.6 °
Hood
PH-RBL77
Case
S120-150
Lens Cap
Plastic clip-on
Coating
Aero Bright,HD,SP
Weather Sealing
Yes (AW)
Other Features
AF/MF Switch,In-Lens Shake Reduction
Diam x Length
90.5 x 111.6 mm (3.6 x 4.4 in.)
Weight
1040 g (36.7 oz.)
Production Years
2012 to Present
Pricing
$3699 USD current price
Engraved Name
HD PENTAX-D FA 645 MACRO 1:2.8 90 mm ED AW SR
Product Code
22210
Notes
No AF on film bodies.
AL and ED lens elements.

Features:
Supersonic AutofocusQuick ShiftWeather SealedInternal FocusingAutomatic ApertureMedium-Format Support
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Registered: January, 2009
Location: East Bay Area, CA
Posts: 5,705
Lens Review Date: April 7, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $4,500.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: so sharp! good bokeh, built in SR
Cons: slow focusing, no 1:1 macro
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 9    Camera Used: 645Z   

This could well be the best Pentax lens ever made. I was not prepared for the amazing sharpness of the images and wonderful micro-contrast this lens produces.

Despite the name, a better lens for 1:1 macro is the A or FA120mm because this does not close focus. I would not consider this a macro lens, but rather a portrait and landscape lens if a label must be applied.

Otherwise, for what it is, it does it so very well. Superb! I had to sell both kidneys to afford this thing, but holy cow, it is a great piece of Pentax glass.

Capitol at Blue Hour
645Z & DFA90

Jefferson at Blue Hour
645Z & DFA90
   
Forum Member

Registered: January, 2013
Location: Dallas, TX
Posts: 71
Lens Review Date: May 1, 2015 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $3,900.00 | Rating: 10 

 
Pros: Bokeh, sharpness, SR built in
Cons: price...
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 10    Value: 7    Camera Used: 645D   

Probably THE BEST LENS I've ever owned, from a technical standpoint.

This lens produces absolutely stunning bokeh, at any aperture. Wide open sharpness is amazing! no distortion or any aberration.

Focus is very quiet, speed is reasonable on 645D. Weather sealing is nice, but have not used in any foul weather. Price is insane but still much cheaper than competition.
   
Pentaxian

Registered: December, 2010
Location: santa monica
Posts: 418

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: May 5, 2014 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $4,500.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: large prints!!!
Cons: i.s. buzz
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 7    Camera Used: 645D   

It really makes the 645D shine. I have shot with 645 and 67 lenses from 35mm to 1200mm and this lens is the one that is clearly matched to the camera sensor. The look is so crisp and even with amazing color. Most all of the older film era lenses MUST be shot two three even four stops down to achieve a usable look for big prints. This is the only one that sharpens right up two thirds of a stop off the bottom. The stabilization feature can be amazingly useful although the sound it makes is dreadful, sounds like an electrical short. I really wish Ricoh would add a matched 40mm f2.4 and a 165mm f2.8.
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