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Old Dec 9, 2009, 4:15 PM   #1
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Default Pentax Releases New Weather Resistant Macro Lens

Pentax has just announced the PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8 WR lens.

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Old Dec 9, 2009, 9:07 PM   #2
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Not surprised that they would release this lens - I've often wanted weather sealing when shooting macro. However, I love my older Viv Series One 105mm macro lens and once took some comparison shots between it and the older D FA 100mm macro - I saw little difference between them. Now if I didn't already have the Viv, this Pentax would be on the top of my priority list.
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Old Dec 10, 2009, 12:21 AM   #3
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SDM, screw drive focus or both?

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Old Dec 10, 2009, 12:54 AM   #4
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It's not a DA* and I don't see SDM in the name. Looks like this lens might be screw-driven. Pretty strange, considering just about all the recent lenses included SDM. Though for some, not having it is a plus.

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Old Dec 19, 2009, 7:40 PM   #5
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well the sdm on pentax lenses does seem to be a little unreliable - dont hve any personally so cant comment from personal experiance
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Old Dec 28, 2009, 5:46 PM   #6
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AF is not a great loss when shooting macros considering the limited DOF. it would be if shooting anything else
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