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Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9

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Overall 8
8.0

Pentax SMC FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited

PC Magazine
24 November 2010
  • Conclusion: The Pentax SMC FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited lens may be the perfect standard-angle lens on film, but the lack of a Pentax full-frame digital body narrows its field of view.
  • Pros: Extremely sharp. Compact. Fast aperture. Excellent build quality.
  • Cons: Expensive. Awkward focal length on APS-C cameras. Slower, screw-drive focus system.
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Overall 7
7.0
Value for money 5
5.0
Overall quality 7
7.0
Build quality 9
9.0

Pentax SMC-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited - Review / Test Report

photozone.de
31 October 2008
  • Conclusion: Similar to its cousins (DA 40mm f/2.8, FA 50mm f/1.4) the Pentax SMC-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited is a very good performer with a few weaknesses. At f/1.9 the contrast and resolution is somewhat soft but beyond the quality is superb and probably as good as it gets on the K10D. Vignetting and distortions are well controlled whereas CAs could be a little lower for a fix-focal.
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