differences

Reasons to consider the Pentax DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Better telephoto 100 mm vs 50 mm
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2x more reach, less perspective distortion
Slightly cheaper $99.00 vs $346.95
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The best price we've seen is $248 cheaper (3.5x less)
Pentax SMC  DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Learn more about
the Pentax DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Reasons to consider the Pentax D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro

Smaller diameter 66 mm vs 81 mm
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Around 20% smaller lens at the end
Better wide angle 50 mm vs 100 mm
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2x better wide angle
Pentax SMC  D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Learn more about
the Pentax D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro

similarities

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses
Wide minimum Very wide aperture Help
f/32
Magnification Great zoom Help
1:1 (1)
Prime lens Fixed focal length prime lenses Help
Typically very sharp
Auto focus Auto focus Help
Easier to use
Length Short Help
DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro64 mm
D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro66 mm

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

Compared to digital camera lenses

Common Strengths Common Weaknesses

LensHero is not aware of any interesting strengths shared by these two products.

LensHero is not aware of any interesting weaknesses shared by these two products.

competitors

Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro Competitors

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Samyang 100mm f/2.8 ED UMC Macro

Sports lens

$508

Diameter Smaller diameter
Auto focus Auto focus
Pentax SMC HD DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

Pentax SMC HD DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

Macro lens

$389

Diameter Smaller diameter
Min focal length Better wide angle
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

Pentax SMC D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro Competitors

Pentax SMC  FA 50mm f/1.4

Pentax SMC FA 50mm f/1.4

Low light lens

$99 - $272

Aperture Significantly wider aperture
Length Shorter
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture
Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro

Macro lens

$1,761

Max focal length Slightly better telephoto
Wide minimum Significantly wider aperture

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