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Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver) USA

Price: $596.95
Instant Savings: $100.00
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Product Highlights
  • Multi-Layer Coating for Sharper Images
  • Lightweight 5.5 oz Lens
  • Fast f/1.9 Aperture
  • Hi-Res Images With Minimal Aberrations

The Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver) is a lens that delivers what is considered a "normal" perspective in 35mm and full-frame digital photography. It has a very fast f/1.9 maximum aperture for depth of field control and excellent low-light results. Multi-layer coating reduces ultraviolet rays and lowers surface reflection for sharp, high-contrast images. This amazingly compact (1" long) and lightweight (5.5 oz) lens makes it easy to always get the shot you want. The 43mm f/1.9 Limited Edition has robust construction for many years of use.

The smc PENTAX FA 43mm F1.9 Limited offers exceptional high-contrast, high-resolution optics with minimal aberrations.
Developed for PENTAX film SLR cameras, however full-frame optics are also compatible with PENTAX digital SLR cameras.
The FA 43mm F1.9 Limited lens features the acclaimed PENTAX smc multi-layer coating to lower surface reflection, reduce ultraviolet rays and deliver clear, high-contrast images.
The ultra-compact design weighs just 5.5 ounces and is just over an inch in length.
A fast F1.9 aperture offers outstanding depth of field control in any lighting condition.
The natural perspective of subjects makes this lens ideally suited for everyday use including indoor photography, traveling and hiking.
Performance
Focal Length 43mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 64.5 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/1.9
Minimum: f/22
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 53°
Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' (45.72 cm)
Magnification 0.12x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8
Elements/Groups 7/6
Diaphragm Blades 8
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Environmental
Physical
Filter Thread 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.5 x 1.1" (6.35 x 2.79 cm)
Weight 5.5 oz (156 g)
Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver)
  • 49mm Metal Lens Cap for FA 77mm f/1.8 Lens (Silver)
  • Metal Lens Hood MH-RA49
  • Rear Lens Cap (B) for Bayonet Mount Lenses
  • 43mm Soft Case
  • 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentaxsmc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver)
     
    5.0

    (based on 7 reviews)

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    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (5)
    • Durable (4)
    • Nice bokeh (4)
    • Strong construction (4)
    • Consistent output (3)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Landscape/scenery (4)
      • Low light (3)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (4)

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      5.0

      The finest Autofocus lens ever made

      By Thomas

      from Greenland

      Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

      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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      5.0

      Very Nice Lens

      By James0075

      from Greenville, SC

      About Me Photo Enthusiast

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Consistent Output
      • Durable
      • Easily Interchangeable
      • Lightweight
      • Nice Bokeh
      • Rugged
      • Strong Construction

      Cons

        Best Uses

        • Indoors/Low Light
        • Landscape/Scenery
        • Weddings/Events

        Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

        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?

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        • No

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        5.0

        What a Beauty!

        By Saltfly

        from South Carolina

        About Me Semi-pro Photographer

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Consistent Output
        • Fast / accurate auto-focus
        • Lightweight
        • Nice Bokeh

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

            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.

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            • No

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            5.0

            Fast Crisp Lens

            By ColoradoHigh

            from Denver, Co

            About Me Semi-pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Durable
            • Easily Interchangeable
            • Fast / accurate auto-focus
            • Lightweight
            • Rugged
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

            • Loud

            Best Uses

            • Landscape/Scenery
            • Sports/Action

            Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

            Fast But noisy lens. Image quality Excellent

            • Was this a gift?:
            • Yes

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            5.0

            Excellent choice

            By NimbleA

            from Russian Federation, Zhukovsky

            About Me Pro Photographer

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

            • Consistent Output
            • Durable
            • Lightweight
            • Nice Bokeh
            • Strong Construction

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Commercial photography
              • Indoors/Low Light
              • Landscape/Scenery
              • Portraits
              • Video
              • Weddings/Events

              Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

              I started portrait photography with SMC Takumar 55/1.8 and was right away striked with its beautiful watercolor-style bokeh. Since then I seek for a auto-focus lens with that style of sharpness and bokeh. And, OMG, I found it - SMC Pentax FA 43/1.9 Limited. Even more sharp wide open - when shooting full-height portrait I can see pattern of the eye iris. Wow! Bokeh even more surrealistic. Very clear colours. Nice low-light performance. Handling is perfect -metall body, tight cover - this lens is truly pleasant to hold. Silver looks just great, even better than Canon grey "L" series :-)).

              As a result it's ideal for a commercial portrait, wedding, still commercial photography. And of course, fine-art photography.
              It's good but not ideal for event and children portrait photography;

              I have found only three cons:
              - a little slow auto-focus - it's not always okay when shooting events and little children portraits. Sports shooting is not about the lens;
              - when shooting at night - strong CA around day-light sources.
              - be careful about bokeh on stopped down lens - not always suitable for nature and landscape photography.

              I'm completely satisfied with this beautiful lens.

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              • No

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              5.0

              smallest fa ltd, versatil, great colors

              By phil

              from ottawa, canada

              Verified Buyer

              Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

              a good choice when you want fa limited color/sharpness quality but not the weight of the 31mm. still quite versatile focal length.

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              5.0

              Near perfect

              By Dominic

              from Montreal

              About Me Photo Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Lightweight
              • Nice Bokeh
              • Strong Construction

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Indoors/Low Light
                • Landscape/Scenery
                • Night Photography

                Comments about Pentax smc FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens (Silver):

                Excellent lens, good sharpness and great natural colours. Some autofocus issues but nothing to worry about. Don't know if i need other lens now.

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