SMC PENTAX-M MACRO 100mm f4


the_coach

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 11:12
Hi All,

Any users of the 100mm macro f4 out there with advice one way or the other ?

I am exploring macro options without spending a fortune, would prefer a macro lens to extension tubes. Any advice welcome .

milamber

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 11:25
I'm still using tubes with a 50mm M 1.7 and getting some decent results, but a dedicated lens would probably be better.

I haven't used one myself, but the Tamron SP90 adaptall gets consistently good reviews and there are plenty on Ebay for around 80-100, maybe less if you are patient.

That's probably where I would go next unless I can find a Vivitar Series 1 105mm or clone at an affordable price.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 11:29
I used to own a Pentax 100mm f4 macro - excellent quality, but it was noticeably darker in the viewfinder than the f2.8.

Keep an eye out on here, there have been a couple of good value macros sold lately!
LennyBloke

geordie01

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 13:22
PM,d

the_coach

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 13:56
Thanks geordie01 replied.


Lennybloke..the f2.8 would be nice if a tad expensive at the moment...but if anybody has got a secondhand one..could be tempted ?

The Tamron 90 and Sigma 105 also fit the bill with good reviews but again as "new" are probably out of budget at the moment.

LennyBloke

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 15:20
I've had a look at ebay completed listings and it appears that Geordie01's price is very fair!

If I was dipping my toe in the water with quality macro I wouldn't hesitate to buy this lens - my view is that if it doesn't suit you, you can always list it on here again. Just my tuppeneth
LennyBloke

Transit

Link Posted 13/03/2012 - 20:08
milamber wrote:
...the Tamron SP90 adaptall gets consistently good reviews ...

the older 90/2.5 lens is a beauty
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hishammarmin

Link Posted 14/03/2012 - 04:34
Very good macro lens indeed. I'd used it and satisfied with the result.
PENTAX-K5 | SMC PENTAX D FA MACRO 100MM F2.8 WR | SMC PENTAX-DA 18-135MM F3.5-5.6 ED AL [IF] DC WR | SMC PENTAX DA 50-200MM F4-5.6 ED WR | AF160FC AUTO MACRO RING FLASH | 2X KAX TELEPLUS MC TELECONVERTER

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