Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited

Last updated (12 August’10):
- Review by SLRLensreview

The Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited features 43mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.9. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 53 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 1.5 ft. and has a filter size of 49mm. The Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited lens weighs 5.5 oz and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.1 inches long.

Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited
Overall Rating: ★★★½☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Reviews

SLRLensreview reviews the Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited and writes;
“Surprisingly, for a fast lens, the smc 43mm f/1.9 Limited showed a pretty low amount of vignetting. At f/1.9, the light falloff is ~0.7EV, which while can be visible in some shots, is not that bad. And starting from f/2.8, vignetting is pretty negligible.”
rating: N/A

Photozone reviews the Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited and writes;
“At f/1.9 the contrast and resolution is somewhat soft but beyond the quality is superb and probably as good as it gets on the K10D. Vignetting and distortions are well controlled whereas CAs could be a little lower for a fix-focal.”
Rating: ★★★½☆

User Opinions

Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited User Reviews

Love The FA43 | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is the sharpest lens I have used on my Pentax cameras. I love the rendering and colors of the lens. This lens is the perfect size to compliment my DA21 and DA70. I like the silver finish much better than black, it seems like it will wear better over time. Wish they made the DA lenses with this finish. Could not ask for a better lens in this focal length. Once you use a Limited lens you know why they command a higher price but are worth every penny. “ – by J. Wright

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Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited User Manual

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Features & Specifications

Pentax SMCP-FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited Specifications

The ultra-compact design weighs just 5.5 ounces and is just over an inch in length.

The smc PENTAX FA 43mm F1.9 Limited offers exceptional high-contrast, high-resolution optics with minimal aberrations.

A fast F1.9 aperture offers outstanding depth of field control in any lighting condition.

Developed for PENTAX film SLR cameras, however full-frame optics are also compatible with PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

The natural perspective of subjects makes this lens ideally suited for everyday use including indoor photography, traveling and hiking.

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.

See also: Lens Reviews | Pentax Lenses

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