Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm F/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens

See our Pentax shop for full range of Pentax products.
Manufacturer Code: 21910
027075163034 UPC : 027075163034
Brand:  Pentax
RRP: 679.00498.00Inc VAT 20%You Save:  181.00
Pentax

Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens
This Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR macro lens features a high-grade, aluminium barrel with the high-quality, exclusive exterior design and finish unique to the PENTAX D FA series lenses. Further, the entire mechanism of the focus ring has been reviewed and upgraded to assure flawless manual-focus operation. The DFA 100mm f/2.8 macro is very different from its older cousin (FA 100mm f/2.8 macro) - it not heavy metal block but mostly a plastic-fantastic lens which doesn't feel quite as durable. The inner lens tube wobbles a bit. Obvious advantages of the new design are the very compact dimensions and a very low weight. Typical for most medium tele macro lenses the inner lens tube extends significantly when focusing towards short focus distances.

The WR lens has an almost-smooth barrel design with prominent depth-of-field markings behind the focused-distance scale. There is a manual-focus ring at the front of the lens that falls easily to hand. Being a true macro lens that is capable of a 1:1 magnification ratio, the manual-focus ring has a massive throw of some 270. For the same reason, the front of the lens extends considerably when the lens is used at close range. If the lens hood is fitted, all of this extension (which totals about 47mm) is helpfully contained within a protective shield.

For improved performance, the PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR is the first PENTAX interchangeable macro lens featuring a completely rounded diaphragm blade to create a natural, beautiful bokeh at wide apertures, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light sources. PENTAX WR lenses feature simplified weather-resistant construction to repel water and moisture.

The Pentax SMC-D FA 100mm f/2.8 macro is a very good lens which is capable to provide very high sharpness till f/16. The bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is very smooth and buttery - an important characteristic for a macro lens. CAs and vignetting are very well controlled and not really field-relevant.


Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens

Features - Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens

Lightweight and durable aluminium housing protects lens optics
Optimized for DSLRs and compatible with film SLR cameras
Ideal for the close-up photography
Deliver crisp, sharp images with no flare and ghosting
Weather resistant design to handle damp and inclement conditions
Great to use for nature, landscape and general outdoor photography
Rounded aperture blades improve bokeh at wide apertures for silky smooth background de-emphasis
Quick shift focus system instantly switches to manual focus with a simple twist of the focus ring
8 rounded diaphragm blade configuration assists in producing out-of-focus areas of your images with a pleasing look
Super protect multi-layer coating to lower surface reflection, reduce ultraviolet rays, and deliver clear, high-contrast images

Specification -Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens

Model SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro AF
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Focal Length 100mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 153 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/2.8
Minimum: f/32
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 24.5
APS-C Picture Angle: 16
Minimum Focus Distance 30cm
Magnification 1x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:1
Lens Elements 9
Lens Groups 8
Diaphragm Blades 8
Autofocus Yes
Filter Thread 49mm
Dimensions (D x L) Approx. 8.13 x 6.35cm
Weight 340g

Kit Contents:
Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens
Rear Lens Cap (B)
PH-RBB Lens Hood
49mm Snap-On Lens Cap
Lens Case S80-120 (Soft)
User Operating Instructions Manual
Manufacturers Warranty

For more information about, Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm F/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens website.
Back to top
 
 
Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm F/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens

zoom






Customer Reviews on Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm F/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens
498.00

5 out of 5 based on 6 reviews
Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Really great service - fantastic lens - very happy

Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Excellent service super fast delivery and another excellent lens from Pentax fully weather proofed when mounted on my Pentax K5. Forget the Tamron 90mm - this is the lens you want edge to edge sharpness f2.8 quality metal construction and weather sealed - what more could you want.

Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Ok great comunication and great price i m sure ti buy again in this site.
Thanks

Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

excellent service excellent packaging excellent Lens!

Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Excellent service Best price by far and arrived within 2 working days

Review by ,    ,    Customer Rating:   5 of 5 Stars!

Excellent service. I placed the order Sunday evening had an email stating my order was being processed early Monday morning by mid morning I had a tracking number lens arrived early Tuesday morning.
Unbelievable price for this lens too!
Would definitely use again.

Click to view All Reviews
This product was added to our catalog on Wednesday 10 April, 2013.