How to Buy a Macro Lens for Your Pentax Camera

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How to Buy a Macro Lens for Your Pentax Camera

A macro lens is used to shoot miniature subjects up close. This is a special type of lens that has a max ratio reproduction rate and this is how it achieves such images. Pentax have a number of different macro lenses that can be bought for use with their digital cameras, and the following guide shall examine these lenses. It will also describe how to find desired macro lenses on eBay.

Pentax Macro Lenses

Marco lenses were invented by Fritz Goro, and were originally used to photograph subjects for scientific purposes. However, macro lenses are now used by a variety of professional and amateur photographers to capture all sorts of close-up images. Macro lenses made by Pentax are for use with their range of digital cameras only. Never try and fit a Pentax macro lens on a camera manufactured by another company as you may damage both the camera and the lens. The following are the different types of macro lenses that can be bought for Pentax cameras.


Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro

Photographs taken with the Pentax SMC DA 35mm f/2.8 Macro are very sharp when using the lens wide open, and the close focus ability adds to the lenses versatility. The focus is quite fast for a screw drive macro, and color and contrast are great. The lens handles tricky lighting situations well. The lens is coated to minimise flare and ghosting. The max focal length is 35mm, the length is 47mm and the lens weighs 215g.

Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro

The Pentax SMC DA FA 100mm f/2.8 WR Macro is a very light and compact lens that gets results in very sharp and smooth images. The max focal length is 100mm and the lens weighs 345g.

Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k

The Sigma 50mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k lens is useful when a longer than normal focal length is required. This lens is ideal for buyers looking for a portrait lens on a budget. Images taken with this lens have excellent clarity and are very sharp. The max focal length is 50mm, the lens itself is 64mm in length and it weighs 315g.


Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k

The Sigma 105mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k is a very sharp macro lens ideal for wildlife photography. Using this lens allows photographers to take life-sized photos while keeping plenty of distance from the subject. The max focal length is 105mm, the lens is 95mm length and it weighs 450g.

Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Pentax-k

This Tamron SP 90mm f/2.8 Di Macro Pentax has a sharp wide open. The lens has a max focal length of 90mm, is 97mm in length and weighs 405g.

Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Pentax-k

The Sigma 150mm f/2.8 EX DG OS HSM APO Macro Pentax-k has a silent motor with a very fast shutter speed, making it ideal for wildlife photography. It possesses advanced image stabilisation and has a max focal length of 150mm. The device weighs 1.2kg.


Pentax SMC D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro

The Pentax SMC D FA 50mm f/2.8 Macro is a very fast and compact lens, which is ideal for taking a variety of macro shots. The max focal length is 50mm, the lens' length is 60mm and it weighs 265g.


Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k

Again the Sigma 70mm f/2.8 EX DG Macro Pentax-k is another very fast and versatile lens. The length of the lens is 95mm, max focal length is 70mm and it weighs 500g.


Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Pentax-k

The Tamron 70-300mm f/4-5.6 Di LD Macro Pentax-k is an extremely durable telephoto lens with an excellent room range, making it suitable for shooting distant targets. The max focal length is 300mm, the length of the lens is 117mm and the lens weighs 435g.

Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Pentax-k

The Sigma 70-300mm f/4-5.6 APO DG Macro Pentax-k is also ideal for shooting distant targets, and is quite light considering its max focal length of 300mm. The device weighs 600g and is 119mm in length.

Buying Pentax Macro Lenses on eBay

eBay is a great place to shop for Pentax macro lenses as there is a large selection of camera lenses to browse through and products sold on the website are generally less expensive than those found in camera stores or on specialist websites:

· On the following page click on the Lenses link found halfway down the list on the left hand side of the page.

· When the listings page has loaded, click on the Macro filter under the Type heading in the Categories table, and when this has been done type the name of the desired Pentax macro lens into the search bar and press enter.

· Buyers can search for used Pentax macro lenses by clicking on the Used filter in under the Condition heading.

Buyers should also visit eBay as they may find a suitable macro lens here for sale at a reduced price. Click on the Deals link followed by the Lenses title to access the relevant page.

Conclusion

Macro lenses are used to capture miniature subjects with the same level of detail and clarity as life size subjects. Pentax macro lenses are made specifically for use with Pentax cameras, and buyers will be happy with the range of lenses available for them to choose from.

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