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
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
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: 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.
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