Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Auto
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
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
Super protect multi-layer coating to lower
surface reflection, reduce ultraviolet rays, and deliver clear,
Customer Reviews on Pentax SMCP D-FA 100mm F/2.8 WR Macro Auto Focus Lens
5 out of 5
Review by Geoff Sandham,
29/11/2015, Customer Rating:
Really great service - fantastic lens - very happy
Review by David Coleman,
28/06/2014, Customer Rating:
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 andrea rivetti,
14/04/2014, Customer Rating:
Ok great comunication and great price i m sure ti buy again in this site.
Review by Giorgos Mavrodontis,
06/03/2014, Customer Rating:
excellent service excellent packaging excellent Lens!
Review by Ailsa Grieveson,
12/12/2013, Customer Rating:
Excellent service Best price by far and arrived within 2 working days
Review by Darren Reeves,
30/04/2013, Customer Rating:
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.