Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens (Silver)

Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens (Silver)

Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens (Silver)

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Product Highlights

  • K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.9 to f/22
  • Pancake Form Factor
  • PENTAX smc Multi-Layer Coating
  • 8-Blade Diaphragm
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Pentax 43mm f/1.9 overview

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Distinguished by its slim and sleek pancake profile, the silver smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited from Pentax is a normal-length prime well-suited for everyday shooting applications. Its bright f/1.9 maximum aperture excels in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for isolating subject matter. An eight-blade diaphragm also contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. Additionally, this lens features a PENTAX smc multi-layer coating, which controls ghosting and flare to realize high contrast imagery with accurate, neutral color balance.

Normal-length 43mm lens is designed for full-frame Pentax K-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 64.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.9 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
PENTAX smc multi-layer coating helps to greatly reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
Slim, pancake form factor results in a sleek and extremely portable design well-suited for everyday shooting.
Eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.
UPC: 027075042568
In the Box
Pentax smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens (Silver)
  • Metal Front Lens Cap
  • Rear Cap
  • MH-RA49 Lens Hood
  • Lens Pouch
  • Limited 1-Year Warranty
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    Pentax 43mm f/1.9 specs

    Performance
    Focal Length 43mm
    Aperture Maximum: f/1.9
    Minimum: f/22
    Camera Mount Type Pentax K
    Format Compatibility 35mm Film / Full-Frame Digital Sensor
    Angle of View 53°
    Minimum Focus Distance 1.5' / 45.72 cm
    Magnification 0.12x
    Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:8.2
    Optical Design 7 Elements in 6 Groups
    Diaphragm Blades 8
    Features
    Autofocus Yes
    Physical
    Filter Thread Front: 49 mm
    Dimensions (DxL) 2.5 x 1.1" / 63.50 x 27.94 mm
    Weight 5.5 oz / 156 g
    Packaging Info
    Package Weight 0.7 lb
    Box Dimensions (LxWxH) 4.2 x 3.2 x 2.9"

    Pentax 43mm f/1.9 reviews

    smc PENTAX-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Lens (Silver) is rated 5.0 out of 5 by 7.
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Very Nice Lens 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?
    Date published: 2014-09-03
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from What a Beauty! 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.
    Date published: 2014-08-25
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from The finest Autofocus lens ever made 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.
    Date published: 2014-11-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from smallest fa ltd, versatil, great colors a good choice when you want fa limited color/sharpness quality but not the weight of the 31mm. still quite versatile focal length.
    Date published: 2013-10-05
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Excellent choice 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.
    Date published: 2013-11-08
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fast Crisp Lens Fast But noisy lens. Image quality Excellent
    Date published: 2014-05-22
    Rated 5 out of 5 by from Near perfect 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.
    Date published: 2013-09-28
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    Pentax 43mm f/1.9 accessories

    Designed for use with:

    • Pentax K-1
    • Pentax K-1 II
    • Pentax K-3 II
    • Pentax K-70
    • Pentax K-S2
    • Pentax KP
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