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8.4 out of 10

Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9

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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

User Review

DonThomaso, pentaxforums.com
14 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This review is for a mint condition 'Made in Japan' FA43 bought second-hand in Sweden, serial nr in the 0026xxx-range.
  • Pros: Build quality, rendering, size, fun factor
  • Cons: AF incosistency, bokeh halos
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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. This lens is made of metal and glass; I doubt there is a single piece of plastic anywhere in the construction other than insulators.<br /><br />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 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 <br />at first I thought the focal length would not be wide enough but that has not been a problem<br />lens 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. 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
  • 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

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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