Summary: This lens has delivered everything I had anticipated!!! My CaNikon friends asked me why I bought this lens when I already had a 100mm Macro WR lens (they also smirked about the odd 77mm focal length). Well, it's just a better lens for portraits.
It is so choice. If you have the means, I highly recommend picking one up.
27 January 2015
Summary: It is well worth keeping a Pentax camera around, even if you're invested in another system, to use these 'Limited' lenses. This one renders much the same indescribably magical, '3D' feel (how do they do this?!
Summary: This is a sharp lens and just like week Pentax Forum named Best of All Lenses. How well does it live to its expectations? Really well, unless you own a K-3 that it, in which case it's good, just not THAT good. On the K-5 family, it's a little soft wide open, like most such lenses.
Summary: This is a lens whose reputation is best known in all of the pentax lens, outstanding optical technology, inside the focus is as sharp as the blade, and outside the focus is melt as cream, almost all of the customers of pentax want to have this lens, this is a full frame lens but it is a pity that...
Summary: It's worth keeping a Pentax body, even if you're invested in another system, just to use this lens. I love this lens with Portra and the Pentax MX as well as with the Pentax DSLR. It is satisfyingly sharp wide open with beautiful color and contrast. Out of focus areas are buttery soft.
The MUST HAVE portrait lens for the Pentax system ... or for people with Pentax adapters.
Jerry Jackson Jr., Amazon
28 August 2014
Summary: There are few lenses that can render images so well that people buy cameras just to use that lens or buy adapters to use that lens on other cameras ... the Pentax FA 77mm f/1.8 is one of those lenses.
Summary: I've been shooting Pentax over 5 years and struggled with the purchase of this fine lens. (Mainly because of the high cost of admission!). Really tough, parting with just under a grand for a 47mm f1.8 lens. Bought the FA 43 a few months ago. Phenomenal lens.
Excerpt: i now have all 3 FA Limited lens. began with the 43mm, then the 77mm. i hesitated a long time for this 31mm. was not sure to like the size and the range. i bought it for my 50th birthday to complete my collection. i'm very happy with it.