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Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited (Silver)

BH #PE4319S • MFR #20150
Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited (Silver)
Key Features
  • K-Mount Lens/Full-Frame Format
  • Aperture Range: f/1.9 to f/22
  • High-Grade PENTAX HD Multi-Layer Coating
  • 7 Elements in 6 Groups
Based on the FA Limited Lens series, renowned for their meticulous attention in every detail, the silver HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited lens 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 rounded diaphragm also contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. This lens features a PENTAX high-grade HD coating for exceptional image rendition, which controls ghosting and flare to realize high contrast imagery with accurate, neutral color balance, plus protective SP coating on the front lens surface to repel dust, stains, and debris. The barrel, hood, and cap are all made of high-grade aluminum, meticulously machined for an attractive appearance and beautiful texture, and the lens barrel features a mount pointer made of Shippoyaki enamelware.
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Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Overview

Based on the FA Limited Lens series, renowned for their meticulous attention in every detail, the silver HD Pentax-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited lens 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 rounded diaphragm also contributes to a smooth and pleasing bokeh quality. This lens features a PENTAX high-grade HD coating for exceptional image rendition, which controls ghosting and flare to realize high contrast imagery with accurate, neutral color balance, plus protective SP coating on the front lens surface to repel dust, stains, and debris. The barrel, hood, and cap are all made of high-grade aluminum, meticulously machined for an attractive appearance and beautiful texture, and the lens barrel features a mount pointer made of Shippoyaki enamelware.

Wide-angle 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 66mm 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 High-grade HD multi-coating coating helps to greatly reduce surface reflections, flare, and ghosting for improved contrast and color neutrality when working in strong lighting conditions.
SP (Super Protect) coating is applied to the front lens surface to repel dust and stains.
Pancake form factor results in a sleek and extremely portable design well-suited for everyday shooting.
Rounded eight-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth, circular bokeh quality.
UPC: 027075302891

Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Specs

Focal Length43mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.9
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageFull-Frame
Angle of View53°
Minimum Focus Distance17.7" / 45 cm
Maximum Magnification0.12x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades8, Rounded
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.5 x 1.1" / 64 x 27 mm
Weight5.5 oz / 155 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.66 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)5 x 3.1 x 2.9"

Pentax FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Reviews

Awesome lens

By Devin
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2020-11-12

This is a very unique lens. It's great for street and portrait photography. It's crystal clear.

Excellent lens

By Charles
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-24

Like all the limited lenses, the construction and feel are excellent. It is a good focal length for an APS camera. So far the images appear excellent. My only quibble is the screw-on lens hood and slip-on lens cap. The hood did not come off the lens easily, either when I first took it out of the box or when I wanted to quickly remove it to put on a polarizer. I have left the hood off and put a UV filter and a clip-on lens cap on it. (I've done that with my other limited lenses as well. With time the slip-on caps loosen.) That's a side issue, however. The lens is very nice.

Favorite Focal Length

By Nathan
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-12-19

Beautiful lens; one part of the three FA Limited Series that are all wonderful. Favorite lens(es) that I've owned. The 43mm does lack in performance on the edges compared to the 31mm and 77mm but for half the price it is an excellent walk around and general purpose lens. I keep it on my Pentax K-1 and then switch to the 31/77 when I need to use them.

Hard to beat

By Richard
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-06-10

I've been using this lens on my K-3 as a normal lens and it hasn't let me down. It works great as a 'walk-around' lens on my trips into Atlanta and also for landscapes in a nearby Nature Preserve. Sharpness and colors are super and I'm having trouble finding a reason to take it off my camera.

Reputation Deserved

By Jonathan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2020-01-23

Everything they say about this lens on a full-frame Pentax is true. It really does have special rendering. But Pentax needs to improve its quality control. My lens has a very small but visible metal fibre, I guess from the machining of the lens body, on one of the inner lenses. It does not appear to affect the image quality, so I guess I will live with it. But this should not happen on a lens of this grade.

Great angle

By Yuksel
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2019-03-21

Its one of the best 3 pentax lenses. Especially on full frame camera, I could use it most of the time. You can use it for landscape, full body or head portraits. It would be great with a wider aparture. I am very happy to have this lens...

NICE LITTLE COMPACT LENS...WITH ISSUES

By James
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2018-05-01

I recently purchased this lens based on the many positive reviews. I am using on a Pentax K-1. This lens is very small, in fact, it might be too small for the K-1. The lens does spin when focussing which makes it very awkward to find a place for your stabilizing hand when holding the bulky K-1. That is the only negative issue I have about this lens. Image-wise, this thing is a very sharp little gem with really nice bokeh. Images are full of great detail and colors with a 3D effect. It's really really sharp! For the price it's a no-brainer.

Lovely lens

By Brian
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2018-01-21

This joins my 31mm and 77mm beauties to complete my "three Amigos" FA collection. �First impressions are that it has the same pixie dust as the other two, delivering crisp, sharp and rich colored images from the moment you see them on the LCD screen. �Using it on my K1 brings back the feeling of those long gone film days when all I had was a M 50mm/LX combo, and loved it as much, if not more, than all the expensive gear I've had since then.

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Will this lens work with my Pentax K-3?

Will this lens work with my Pentax K-3?
Asked by: David K
Yes, it is compatible with the K-3.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-10-20

does it come with a retractable hood? I can't ...

does it come with a retractable hood? I can't seem to extend it.
Asked by: Ivan
This does not have a built in retractable lens hood. We list it as coming with the MH-RA49 Lens Hood. Is yours missing? In order that we may further assist you, please contact B&H Customer Service: https://bhpho.to/2caRE5L.
Answered by: Dennis A
Date published: 2019-07-01

Will this lens work on a k1000 film camera?

Will this lens work on a k1000 film camera?
Asked by: Marlena
Yes, its compatible with the K1000.
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-21

What type of autofocus system is used; i.e., is ...

What type of autofocus system is used; i.e., is the drive motor in the lens or camera body?
Asked by: John Robert
This is a screwdrive lens which depends on the camera's autofocus motor.
Answered by: Boyd
Date published: 2021-04-05

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Where is this lens made?
Asked by: Anonymous
Similar to David's and Madhu's answers below, the wording on the box states Assembled in Vietnam.
Answered by: Thomas B.
Date published: 2018-08-27

is this lens made of aluminum?

is this lens made of aluminum?
Asked by: douglas
This lens is made of aluminum.
Answered by: Kirk
Date published: 2019-07-03

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Is this used or new lens?
Asked by: Anonymous
All items in our inventory would be new, unless clearly stated otherwise on the item's page. And for the most part, no used or refurbished items will come up in a search unless you are specifically looking in our Used Department. That being said, this Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited Series Autofocus Lens is a new lens.
Answered by: Christina S.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Pentax series limited lenses are protected from water?
Asked by: Alexey K.
No, not the Limited Primes.
Answered by: Joseph M.
Date published: 2018-08-27
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