New macro lens

Tom C cakaltm at gmail.com
Thu Oct 8 16:55:38 EDT 2009


This won't help but I was surprised that the used normal FA 100/2.8
Macros have a higher asking price than the brand new D-FA's on e-bay.
FWIW, I find the lens perfectly acceptable on the digital bodies.  I
think I paid $200 for it, from the used lens counter of a camera shop
in 1999.

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 3:39 PM, eckinator <eckinator at gmail.com> wrote:
> Hi Joao
>
> The DFAs are for both APS-C (D designation) and full frame (F
> designation). Can't tell you abou the Tamron but the DFAs are both
> great. I have them both. They are identical in DOF over most of the
> macro range but with the DFA 50 you have to go a little closer (19.5
> cm as opposed to 30.3).
>
> The DFA 50 is for sale, 2 years old and like new in box (I bought a
> tilt/shift bellows on eBay for inanimate objects so the 50 is seeing
> little to no use now); please let me know if you're interested.
>
> Cheers
> Ecke
>
> 2009/10/8 João Moreira <jnvcm at yahoo.com.br>:
>> Hi PDML
>>
>> After falling from my hands, my Tamron 90mm f/2.5 went to the lenses heaven, so I'm looking for a new macro lens to use with my K10D.
>> I am wondering if someone can give me some advice. Should I buy one of the Pentax macro lenses:
>> Pentax D-FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro AF
>> Pentax D-FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro AF
>>
>> or keep with Tamron and buy the Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di 1:1 AF Macro Lens?
>> Are there any other good options?
>> I am assuming that both Pentax lenses were built for digital cameras, so fited for the APS-C size image sensor. Is this correct?
>>
>> Regards,
>>
>> Joao
>>
>>
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