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Old Jul 10, 2007, 8:04 PM   #1
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No wonder I have so many dirty pict coming from this dirty keyboard.

I am to try to use it (Fa100mm) as a temporary portrait lens as I do not have a DA70mm, or FA77 Ltd not to mention *85mm.

According to some expert opinion this is tyrannical.

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 12:17 AM   #2
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One reason to have a black keyboard.

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 4:52 PM   #3
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i've read in a few places to just put it in the dishwasher. no dry cycle tho.

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 8:11 PM   #4
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Greetings Daniel

How do you like the FA 100mm f2.8 lens??

You rarely see this lens on e-Bay for sale..

Since so many people today have a macro lens in the 90-125mm range, the 100mm non-macro prime seems to be a thing of the past..

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 8:13 PM   #5
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i've read in a few places to just put it in the dishwasher. no dry cycle tho.

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Hey Roy

Is there a "special" soap for keyboards??

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Old Jul 11, 2007, 8:30 PM   #6
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Greetings Daniel

How do you like the FA 100mm f2.8 lens??

You rarely see this lens on e-Bay for sale..

Since so many people today have a macro lens in the 90-125mm range, the 100mm non-macro prime seems to be a thing of the past..

Bruce
It is one heck of a sharp , small and heavy (21 oz) chunk of typical old fashion Pentax glass. You look at the 'k' of the keyboard as shown above and you will know. That was just a simple snap shot.

By reputation, I think the Tamron (90mm), Sigma (150 & 180mm) and the new DFA100mm macro are just as sharp. Again just what I believe.

The DFA100mm is a lot lighter to carry

Here is rest of my macro shots with that lens
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/macro.

It is key link of my lens lineup between 50mm & 135mm. I hardly use it for non-macro shots after I have got the FA135mmF2.8 (half its wt and 52mm size only) . And I am going to use this FA100mm more.

This one at F5.6 iso800 1/60s 100mm (uncropped and without pp) indoor head shot



For portrait, likely you have to unsharpen it to F3.5



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Old Jul 11, 2007, 9:21 PM   #7
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Greetings Daniel

How do you like the FA 100mm f2.8 lens??

You rarely see this lens on e-Bay for sale..

Since so many people today have a macro lens in the 90-125mm range, the 100mm non-macro prime seems to be a thing of the past..

Bruce
It is one heck of a sharp , small and heavy (21 oz) chunk of typical old fashion Pentax glass. You look at the 'k' of the keyboard as shown above and you will know. That was just a simple snap shot.

By reputation, I think the Tamron (90mm), Sigma (150 & 180mm) and the new DFA100mm macro are just as sharp. Again just what I believe.

The DFA100mm is a lot lighter to carry

Here is rest of my macro shots with that lens
http://www.pbase.com/danieltong/macro.

It is key link of my lens lineup between 50mm & 135mm. I hardly use it for non-macro shots after I have got the FA135mmF2.8 (half its wt and 52mm size only) . And I am going to use this FA100mm more.

This one at F5.6 iso800 1/60s 100mm (uncropped and without pp) indoor head shot



For portrait, likely you have to unsharpen it to F3.5



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I really like the portrait shot..

What was the occasion??

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Old Jul 12, 2007, 12:33 AM   #8
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Very very nice portrait Daniel.

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No wonder I have so many dirty pict coming from this dirty keyboard.
New keyboards are $20! Throw away the dirty one and buy a clean one.

Very nice shot. btw.
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Old Jul 12, 2007, 5:40 PM   #10
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baltochef920 wrote:
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Greetings Daniel

How do you like the FA 100mm f2.8 lens??

You rarely see this lens on e-Bay for sale..

Since so many people today have a macro lens in the 90-125mm range, the 100mm non-macro prime seems to be a thing of the past..

Bruce
Talking about using this lens for non-macro use. And it is just handy this summer. Last year, a lot of time I just had this lens only serving as a macro in the field and a mid tele in normal use.

A low light test shots wide open at F2.8 and at iso 1600




As can be seen, it is longer than a conventional portrait lens. But if you are used to zooming with your feet , you have the rare/odd luxury of disposing of some surplus sharpness (which is very easy indeed)

This lens is versatile and built like a tank. If you need a mid tele and do not have a macro lens, why not kill two birds by having this (or DFA100mm or Sigma 105mm macro or Tamron 90mm macro or Sigma 180mm macro).

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