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    Default Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Just want to get your views on the M100mm f4, M50mm f4. Or any other recommendations you've for a manual macro.

    It'll be good if you can share with the members here where the "Lobangs" are... Thanks!

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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Manual focus macro lens, I'd suggest you to get the A*200/4 macro, A100/2.8 macro or A50/2.8 macro. It's alot easier to use an A lens (has an A setting on the aperture ring) when shooting macros.

    Of course you can try the M100/4 and 50/4. As to which one is better, depends on what you plan to shoot at. For bugs, better choose a longer lens. For flowers, a 50mm lens would be enough. For product shots, I prefer 50mm, but I can live with a 100mm macro lens for production shots too.

    There is no bad macor lens, all macro lenses are excellent. Just choose whatever focal length suits you the best. But I do suggest to at least get an A lens

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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Quick, see here and go contact seller... Very affordable PKA mount.

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...lens-95-a.html

    Don't waste time with the M series as getting the right exposure can be a hit or miss affair. Stick with the PKA mount lenses and you get to shoot in every exposure mode (Av is very useful for macros).
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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by creampuff View Post
    Quick, see here and go contact seller... Very affordable PKA mount.

    http://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/p...lens-95-a.html

    Don't waste time with the M series as getting the right exposure can be a hit or miss affair. Stick with the PKA mount lenses and you get to shoot in every exposure mode (Av is very useful for macros).

    i think already sold out...
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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Quote Originally Posted by flowerpot View Post
    i think already sold out...
    Hmm too bad, the 5 people who bought are very fortunate to snag such a bargain.

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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    The prices are just JAW-DROPPING... Some even more expensive than the DFA!!

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    Default Re: Pentax Macro Manual Lens - Which one would you recommend?

    Thanks for the reply... Closing Thread!

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