thanks a lot, think i'll check with slrr for the price
main thing now is that i have to check if that extra 300 over dollars justify the 100 over tammy's offering
Black A6000, Tamron 18-200 Di III VC, SELP1650, SEL50F18, SEL30F18, SEL16F28
- solid build quality
- metal lens construction
- weather resistant
- pentax lens coating
- rounded aperture blades
i would buy it in a heartbeat if i didn't have a 100mm macro already.
sigma makes a macro lens that has a focus lock so it doesn't hunt all the way from min focusing dist to infinity.
i have a more crude solution: it has quick shift. just MF to roughly the distance where your subject is, and let the AF do the rest.
And don't listen to flowerpot's suggestion. He's got a Voigtlander 125 macro, he doesn't really care about the DFA100WR, although in his gut he also wants one lah
hahhaa the mind games all the pros playing..
merely looking from outside makes me dizzy..
just to illustrate my point. a picture really says a thousand words sometimes...
i didn't want to post this one cos i really didn't like the way it turned out... however, it serves as a good illustration of the limitations of a "normal" macro. this one is taken with the samsung d-xenon 100mm macro. its a clone of the pentax d-fa 100mm macro made by hoya for samsung.
|ISO: 200 | Exposure: 1/60 sec | Aperture: 11.0 | Focal Length: 100mm |
u see the red octagon shape at the top right hand corner? THAT would NOT happen with a 100mm WR under identical conditions. why? rounded aperture blades!
a few beefs here. the bug & leave seems fake. the lighting is harsh and the flash too strong. you should get a new diffuser and NOT a new lens. shooting at lower flash power will help
joke aside, unless you are shooting potraits, bokeh is immaterial. the lack of an aperture ring in the DFA100 WR basically a deal-killer for me here. no hard feeling.
If 300 is too much for you to spend on WR, rounded aperture blade and Quick Shift just buy the Tamron. Based on reviews the IQ would not differ much.
I had the DFA100 WR btw. If I knew I can buy a Tamron for that much I MIGHT not have bought the Pentax. Did I regret it? NO. Because it killed my LBA for the 77 ^_^'>