PENTAX Imaging Company has announced the smc PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm
F2.8 WR lens designed for use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
Combining a high-quality exterior finish with PENTAX-original
weather-resistant construction, this new macro lens is especially
useful for the demands of outdoor photography.

This PENTAX macro lens features a high-grade, aluminum barrel with
the high-quality, exclusive exterior design and finish unique to the
PENTAX D FA series lenses.  Further, the entire mechanism of the focus
ring has been reviewed and upgraded to assure flawless manual-focus
operation.  For improved performance, the PENTAX D FA MACRO 100mm F2.8
WR is the first PENTAX interchangeable macro lens featuring a
completely rounded diaphragm blade to create a natural, beautiful bokeh
at wide apertures, while minimizing the streaking effect of point light

PENTAX WR lenses feature simplified weather-resistant construction
to repel water and moisture.  Combined with a PENTAX weather-resistant
K-7, K20D, K200D or K10D digital SLR camera body, the lens performs
well in damp, inclement outdoor conditions including rain, mist, water
spray and splashes.

The lens also features the PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect)
surface coating to repel dust, water and grease and to minimize

Other significant features of this latest WR lens include:

•    Mounted on a PENTAX digital SLR camera body, this lens offers a
focal length equivalent to 153mm in the 35mm format for high-quality,
true-to-life images, while minimizing flare and ghost images. The
maximum life-size magnification allows photographers to capture
dramatic close-up images with great ease. 
•    A working distance
of just over five inches (13 cm) facilitates close-up photography of
subjects including flora, insects, and wildlife.
•    The
PENTAX-developed Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to
manual-focus operation after the subject is captured in focus by the
camera’s AF system.
•    An image circle to accommodate 35mm film-format camera image size.
•    Compatibility with the macro adapter included in the PENTAX AF160FC dedicated Auto Macro Ring Flash.


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