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8.4 out of 10

Pentax SMC Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9

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Overall 10
10

The finest Autofocus lens ever made

Thomas, B&H Photo
6 days ago
  • Excerpt: Not really much to say here, but it is perhaps the finest autofocus lens ever made in my opinion. Unipue character and rendering and remarkably sharp a well. Bild is like an autofocus Leica.
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Overall 10
10

Pentax glass!!!

Elijah, "God bless!!!", Amazon
21 October 2014
  • Summary: Excellent value!!! Sharp wide opened and gets even sharper stopped down a little. Excellent contrast and colors!!!! I first bought FA 50mm f1.4 whish is a good value as well (not as sharp wide opened but gives better bokeh and offers 1.4 at 50mm. However, after purchasing this one, I rarely use the 50mm. This one also is easier to use indoors as it is a little wider and still great for portraits.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Pepe Guitarra, pentaxforums.com
19 September 2014
  • Excerpt: My copy was purchased at B&H, it is silver assembled in Vietnam, with one year warranty. It is beautiful and looks great on my black K3. I was hesitating to buy this lens because I have the DA40/2.8 that is a superb lens, and a pancake. However, I got into this one. Now, I do not want to get rid of the other one. They are both so good.
  • Pros: Sharp wide open, small, beautiful, color, IQ
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

DonThomaso, pentaxforums.com
13 September 2014
  • Excerpt: This review is for a mint condition 'Made in Japan' FA43 bought second-hand in Sweden, serial nr in the 0026xxx-range. Initial review based on experiences with the K-5 mk1, now updated after 6 months use with the K-3.
  • Pros: Build quality, small size, rendering, haptics
  • Cons: Soft corners
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Overall 10
10

Very Nice Lens

James0075, B&H Photo
3 September 2014
  • Excerpt: I mount this lens onto A7R via an adaptor. This is a very good quality, small and high precision lens. It is very sharp with good rendition beautifl color lens. I could use it in wide open and get excellent picture. Small, light weight, good manufacturing process, good material, great optical performance, FF lens and very competitive price. What I want more?
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Stah, pentaxforums.com
2 September 2014
  • Excerpt: Most unexpected ( for me) lens with complicated relationship. Sometimes you can make marvelous shots, sometimes it's just a bucket snap.
  • Pros: IQ, contrast, sharpness like a razor, bokeh, size, price
  • Cons: Counter-light PF, 'complex nature'
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Overall 10
10

What a Beauty!

Saltfly, B&H Photo
25 August 2014
  • Excerpt: This lens is right in keeping with other Pentax primes - sharp, fast and delivers wonderful colors. I use this, the 15mm and the 70mm almost exclusively for magazine-quality work. Why the professional community hasn't embraced the Pentax line more enthusiastically is beyond me.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Jyrkira, pentaxforums.com
14 July 2014
  • Excerpt: Mine is a silver MIJ version. This lens is really a perfect combination of speed and size. I was a bit skeptical of the focal lenght before buying 43 ltd because I have never really liked 50mm lenses on APS-C camera. As a great surprice 43mm is just the right amount wider and I like it a lot. Image quality is also very high. Sharp, good colors and nice bokeh.
  • Pros: Size, speed, sharpness, build quality
  • Cons: No quick shift (just minor issue)
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Overall 10
10

User Review

Runegutt123, pentaxforums.com
5 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Close with it @ f/1,9
  • Pros: Sharp as a razor, speed
  • Cons: Now I want the FA31 and 77 too
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Overall 10
10

Fast Crisp Lens

ColoradoHigh, B&H Photo
22 May 2014
  • Excerpt: Fast But noisy lens. Image quality Excellent
  • Pros: Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Loud
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