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Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9
8.0 out of 10

Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9

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Overall 10
10

Nice fast lens that is easy to carry on your camera

KCSmith, B&H Photo
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Distance of 43mm is nice when you want to back off of standard 50mm. Also the f/1.9 is nice for lower light situations. This could be a nice everyday carry on your camera. Pictures have a nice clarity. You won't regret this lens.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Quality
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Overall 10
10

Excellent

Tyler, Amazon
13 December 2014
  • Summary: What can I say about the mighty 43mm... For those who are not familiar with Pentax this lens as well as the other FA Limited lenses are known in Pentax circles as the 3 amigos. The 31mmm 43mm and 77mm.... These lenses are every bit as sharp as any L Series lens Canon puts out.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax glass!!!

Elijah, "God bless!!!", Amazon
21 October 2014
  • Summary: Excellent value!!! Sharp wide opened and gets even sharper stopped down a little. Excellent contrast and colors!!!! I first bought FA 50mm f1.4 whish is a good value as well (not as sharp wide opened but gives better bokeh and offers 1.4 at 50mm.
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Overall 2
2.0

Bad copy... but costly RETURN PROCESS

Bob Sacramento, Adorama
2 October 2014
  • Excerpt: The one star is for the lens but also for Adorama's RETURN PROCESS. Sure, you have 30 days to return but there's no free return shipping and no prepaid label. You have to download a form to fill out like 20 years ago... come on, take a look at the competition - it's 2014!!.
  • Pros: Great When A Good Copy
  • Cons: Expensive, Loud, Poor quality control, Slow Focus
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Overall 6
6.0

Three Stars

John B, Amazon
17 September 2014
  • Summary: sold my Penatx gear 6 months later , DSLRs are outdated
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

John J. Wedrall "Slot Car Bug", Amazon
6 August 2014
Overall 10
10

Gorgeous images

J. Bennett "Earlyadopt", Amazon
10 June 2014
  • Summary: Beware the Pentax Limited lens series. Once you try one, you'll want another. And then another...then you'll find yourself on your buddy's couch, because your wife left you...you lens buying addict. But seriously, this is an awesome lens. Perfect for outdoor shooting, especially great for candids.
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Overall 10
10

Great glass

Manilo Japson, Amazon
27 May 2014
  • Summary: I bought this lens because I felt I needed an all-around portrait lens. And also because this lens was the thing that made me switch from Canon to Pentax. Like some people posted here, this lens is like a wild woman.
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Overall 10
10

Best FA Limited Bang For The Buck

Marc, Adorama
25 March 2014
  • Excerpt: I was a bit reluctant to get this, as I already had the 40mm da limited. I love the 31mm and 77mm fa limiteds, so I figured I would probably love this one too. I own the K-5ii-s and the K-01. So far I have only used it on the K-01 (but if it does well on the k-01 it will do great on the k-5 iis).
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

One of the very all-around best

chickentender, B&H Photo
15 February 2014
  • Excerpt: It's the combination of strenghts that make this particular lens truly great. It's fast, auto-focus, small, deceptively light, incredibly well built and the focal length is perhaps the most versatile ever. If you can compose well, you can get landscapes and portraits with this.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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