New macro lens

Adam Maas adam at
Thu Oct 8 23:25:30 EDT 2009

On Thu, Oct 8, 2009 at 9:08 PM, Graydon <oak at> wrote:
> On Thu, Oct 08, 2009 at 03:55:38PM -0500, Tom C scripsit:
>> 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.
> It's sharper.  The DFA has better colour rendering, but the FA is
> sharper.
> It's also built like an aluminium brick.
>> 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.
> I paid 900 CAD for mine; last new one Henry's had in the fall of 2007.
> (Yes, this was before I had a camera to put it on.  I was dithering
> between the K10 and expected-in-September K20D.)  Don't regret it.
> -- Graydon

Not the last new one they had, they've still got 1 FA 100/2.8 Macro
last I checked. Still want $900 too.

M. Adam Maas
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