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Old Dec 26, 2006, 11:34 PM   #1
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I recently ran into a Pentax FA 100mm F2.8Macro and couldn't resist. Didn't have time to test it earlier, but today was the day and here are a few flower pics.

F8



F4.5



F8



F8



F2.8



F6.7

Resized, minimal USM, converted with Silkypix from PEF. Camera *ist DL. So far i would say this is the lens that comes closest to my Vivitar/Lester Dine/Kiron Macro in sharpness. I did a little pixel peeping with 200%but gave up after getting a head ache.:G

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Old Dec 26, 2006, 11:38 PM   #2
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Wish I had flowers to take photos of! Very Nice.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 9:28 AM   #3
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Good shots - definetly sharp enough.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 10:06 AM   #4
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Excellent as usual!! My favorite is #4--the blurred background and the striking color of the Anthurium flower makes for a stunning composition. Well done indeed! Jay
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Old Dec 27, 2006, 1:08 PM   #5
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Really like the 5th and 6th shots the best. When looking at the 5th one, my first impression was that it was a some sort of catepillar. Then I realized that it was still part of the flower. The colors and textures definitely held my attention. I like the simplicity of the 6th photo. Just a very nice clean composition. Well framed.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 4:57 PM   #6
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Some great shots here!

Went to my local camera shop, they don;t have any macro's.

So I've been on ebay all day looking for a macro lens.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 5:02 PM   #7
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Thanks guys!

BTW - Just tomake sure there is no confusion, this is not the new D-FA 100mm, it is the older model FA 100mm - like this one:

http://kmp.bdimitrov.de/lenses/prime...2.8-Macro.html
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As good as always, you spoil us with your macros. As Royce I pick #6 as my favourite, and for the same reason.

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Old Dec 27, 2006, 8:03 PM   #9
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Great macro shots. the last 3 close up are impressive.

Given your skill, you can also use this lens for non macro use. Like all macro lens. it is super sharp. It is actually a very powerfultele.






For portrait use you have the luxury havingto soften it though



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