Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

Pentax SMC  DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro
$99 - $539
100 mm
autofocus prime lens
f/2.8
  • Generic motor Built-in focus motor
  • 1:1 (1) Macro

reviewswhat are people saying

"It is light weight, very smooth, very sharp images"

bhphotovideo.com

"I bought this in conjunction with the 160fc ringflash, perfect match for this lens.. Aside from being exellent at macro, I found this lens to be stuningly vibrant and contrasty for normal shooting.."

bhphotovideo.com

"Being a macro lens means that unless you pre-focus manually, it can take a *very* long time to focus. I have found that it also will hunt a bit in low light"

bhphotovideo.com

compatibilitywith digital cameras

Full frame

This lens is compatible with Full frame cameras such as the Pentax K-1.

Pentax K-1
20.4°
horizontal angle of view
100mm
35mm equivalent focal length

APS-C (1.5x crop factor)

This lens is compatible with APS-C (1.5x crop factor) cameras such as the Pentax K-70, Pentax KP and Pentax K-3 II.

Pentax K-70
13.4°
horizontal angle of view
153mm
35mm equivalent focal length

Pros

The Pentax DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro vs other Digital camera lenses

Auto focus Supports autofocus Help
Easier to use
Prime lens Prime lens Help
Typically very sharp
Magnification Great macro Help
1:1 (1)
Wide minimum Good narrowest aperture Help
f/32

Cons

The Pentax DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro vs other Digital camera lenses

Zoom range Below average zoom range Help
1x

Specifications

General

Min focal length
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100 mm
Max focal length
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100 mm
Zoom range
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1x
Magnification
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1:1 (1)
above average above average

Aperture

Wide maximum
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f/2.8
Wide minimum
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f/32
unique unique
Tele maximum
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f/2.8
Tele minimum
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f/32
above average above average

Features

Auto focus
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Yes
above average above average
Focus motor
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Generic motor
Image stabilization
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None
Fisheye
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No
Tilt-shift
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No

Form factor

Lens mount
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Pentax K
Length
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64 mm
above average above average
Diameter
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81 mm
Filter size
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49 mm
Weight
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340 g

Angle of view

Wide horizontal
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13.5°
below average below average
Telephoto horizontal
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13.5°
above average above average
Wide vertical
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9°
below average below average
Telephoto vertical
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9°
above average above average
Wide diagonal
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16.1°
below average below average
Telephoto diagonal
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16.1°
above average above average

Competitors

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Avatar for failed_state failed_state (4:30 PM, December 30, 2014)
Hello: I had read somewhere that the Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro lens is not compatible with Pentax K20D. Is this true? Because I am looking for a good macro lens for my K20D. Any help will be appreciated.