Heads up... Mega Pentax Lens deals next weekend


RobL

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 17:04
My mouse was hovering over a 100 macro (do I really need one?) but a thought came up - what happens if I fancy a full frame some time? Taking stock, I have 3 APS-C compatible lenses plus an old 35 mm film era zoom and a sigma 150-500 zoom which is full-frame compatible. Would a better strategy be to wait until a new full frame macro comes out even if I decide not to upgrade for a while, or ever? I know the APS-C lenses will work on the full-frame but only on part of the sensor which would render the change pointless. Does anyone else have these misgivings?

Jonathan-Mac

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 17:11
The 100 macro is a DFA lens - it's entirely FF compatible.
Pentax hybrid user - Digital K3 & K200D, film 645 and 35mm SLR and Pentax (&other) lenses adapted to Fuji X digital
Fan of DA limited and old manual lenses

RobL

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 17:24
Jonathan-Mac wrote:
The 100 macro is a DFA lens - it's entirely FF compatible.

Thanks. Damn, no more excuses!

Conqueror

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 17:24
Quote:
My mouse was hovering over a 100 macro (do I really need one?) but a thought came up - what happens if I fancy a full frame some time?

What happens if you need FF... you'll be glad you purchased a ridiculously good lens at an amazing price and one which is also WR

My only regret about the DFA 100mm WR ... is finding subjects that I can frame for it... I should use it more often... it always delivers

Its possibly the pick of the deals... very keen price and FF
K-3ii
Last Edited by Conqueror on 28/03/2015 - 17:25

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 18:04
Well in the end I did a part ex, my DA 55-300mm and some cash for the new HD version. With the 18-135mm it makes a lightweight WR kit that will cover most eventualities.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 18:09
Is the 100mm wr a much better lens than the lens that came before it , wondered whether to sell mine to brother and get wr one

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 18:24
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Is the 100mm wr a much better lens than the lens that came before it , wondered whether to sell mine to brother and get wr one

Better built and WR, also smaller.

IQ wise though, where macro is concerned there is nothing in it ... maybe better for portraits as the bokeh is different.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 18:37
Mike-P wrote:
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Is the 100mm wr a much better lens than the lens that came before it , wondered whether to sell mine to brother and get wr one

Better built and WR, also smaller.

IQ wise though, where macro is concerned there is nothing in it ... maybe better for portraits as the bokeh is different.

Thanks Mike

McBrian

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:14
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Is the 100mm wr a much better lens than the lens that came before it , wondered whether to sell mine to brother and get wr one

and paired with the HD1.4 it makes an assume 140mm f4 macro/short tele
Cheers
Brian.
LBA is good for you, a Lens a day helps you work, rest and play.
Last Edited by McBrian on 28/03/2015 - 20:15

Pjy123

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:34
i was very tempted to go for the da 300 star but im worried about sdm failures

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:35
Happy to say have got that

whatsthisbuttondo

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:38
McBrian wrote:
whatsthisbuttondo wrote:
Is the 100mm wr a much better lens than the lens that came before it , wondered whether to sell mine to brother and get wr one

and paired with the HD1.4 it makes an assume 140mm f4 macro/short tele

Happy to say got that

Mike-P

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:43
Pjy123 wrote:
i was very tempted to go for the da 300 star but im worried about sdm failures

Very very (very) unusual to have the SDM fail on any of the primes.

Don't forget you also get a 2 year warranty.
No equipment list here but thanks for taking an interest. My Flickr

Pjy123

Link Posted 28/03/2015 - 20:54
oh i didnt know that,any chance you could post some pics taken with the da 300 star pls

toy_car_uk

Link Posted 29/03/2015 - 10:05
Pjy123 wrote:
i was very tempted to go for the da 300 star but im worried about sdm failures

I own the 16-50, 50-135, 60-250 SDM lenses and have done over 2 years plus. I am a second owner of the 16-50mm and the documentation it came with indicates that it has had AF circuity and SDM replaced but the lens also show signs of being dropped. I personally have never had an issue with them over the several years I have used them and have probably taken in excess of 40,000 shots using AF-C. I also own two Sigma HSM lenses. Both of which have been repaired outside of warranty for AF faults. (Looking at the paperwork for the 16-50, the cost of the repair was about 2/3 of what its has cost me to get the 50-500mm sigma AF circuit repaired)

I personally think the general perception of the SDM failure rate is much greater than the reality.
I don't know if you have any experience with the DA* lenses or not but such is the quality of the glass I would say that I would happily replace them like for like if they did fail out side of 2 year warranty and they could not be repaired because they are that good.
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