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

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

Good lens

Shawn, B&H Photo
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: One of best lens for Pentax, want to use to take picture of my kids.
  • Pros: Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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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

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

great wide range lense

leprince, B&H Photo
18 March 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Very good allround lens.

the swede, B&H Photo
20 May 2011
  • 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.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent FA43 Pentax lens black

Marlon, B&H Photo
5 April 2011
  • 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
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Overall 8
8.0

A novelty lens

montman, B&H Photo
17 June 2010
  • Excerpt: I find the focal length to suite my style quite well. It is very sharp, however the focus could be a tad faster. The bokeh is a tad bit smother than the FA 50 1.4. If you don't need the 1.4 I would go with this lens. Quality is top notch but a bit on the pricy side.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

High Quality Glass

A Modest Mouse, B&H Photo
26 October 2008
  • Excerpt: I use the FA43 on my Pentax K100D Super as a short portrait and long 'normal' lens. The lens is built wonderfully - really feels like a small retro but very tank-like design despite retaining a light weight. You have to hold one to understand.
  • Pros: BokehRendering, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Slow Focus, Soft until f28
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