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Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9

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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

John J. Wedrall "Slot Car Bug", Amazon
6 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

High quality, compact lens.

Adorama
28 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The 43mm Limited is one of the best lenses available for 35mm cameras, regardless of brand. The autofocus is fast and accurate, while manual focus is easily possible with the long focus throw of the manual ring. The aperture ring clicks like a Takumar. This lens is made of metal and glass; I doubt there is a single piece of plastic anywhere in the construction other than insulators.The 43mm Limited is sharp, nimble, and handsome.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
28 April 2013
  • Excerpt: The 43mm Limited is one of the best lenses available for 35mm cameras, regardless of brand. The autofocus is fast and accurate, while manual focus is easily possible with the long focus throw of the manual ring. The aperture ring clicks like a Takumar. This lens is made of metal and glass; I doubt there is a single piece of plastic anywhere in the construction other than insulators. The 43mm Limited is sharp, nimble, and handsome.
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

v5planet, pentaxforums.com
12 April 2013
  • Excerpt: This is a lens that I've never really warmed up to. After spending some time with the FA77, I had pretty high expectations for the 43, but I have never found it to be quite up to snuff.
  • Pros: size, build quality, rendering (sometimes)
  • Cons: unreliable/unpredictable, rendering (sometimes)
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Overall 8
8.0

sharp, overall great lens

Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: good lens for photographing people at first I thought the focal length would not be wide enough but that has not been a problemlens does not come with a hood as stated
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: good lens for photographing people at first I thought the focal length would not be wide enough but that has not been a problem lens does not come with a hood as stated
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Overall 8
8.0

Good sharp lens

Adorama
5 September 2012
  • Excerpt: great for indoor low light great colors and sharp when used with my K-5
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Adorama
5 September 2012
  • Excerpt: great for indoor low light great colors and sharp when used with my K-5
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

TOUGEFC, pentaxforums.com
4 February 2011
  • Excerpt: , and just keep on getting sharper at every stop. Makes images come to life with a very 3D feel to them unlike any other lens i have encountered, the rendering is superb, and has excellent out of focus blur. Did I mention how sharp it is?
  • Pros: Very sharp, excellent contrast, 3D effect, rendering.
  • Cons: Bokeh highlights stopped down are ugly
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

yyyzzz, pentaxforums.com
6 September 2010
  • Excerpt: I have to say that I am a bit disappointed with this lens so far. It is not that it is not well built. I like its small size and its color rendition. Everything works perfectly. But I had such a high hope before I got the lens and I feel a bit disappointed...
  • Pros: Small size, well built,
  • Cons: resolution and contrast at f1.9, lens hood a bit small
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