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
Excerpt: I use this lens as a "tight normal", its a matter of taste but i like the Fov on APS-C with this lens. Good for daily snaps of people and surroundings. I found it to be great for following kids around in their enviroment getting in close but yet get some background in there. Its also good out in nature both for landscape shots and for closeups. Bokeh and sharpness is great. Downsides are, no quickshift and slower AF than DA 40 Ltd.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
Excerpt: It has a stunning quality of rendering and colours on my K-x. Sharpness and bokeh are very smooth from f1.9 and up. Surely made me even more a fan of the pentax pancake lenses. It makes it worth the choice for Pentax instead of the Canikon mass.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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.