Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited

Last updated (27 August’10):
- Review by Photozone

The Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited features 77mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/1.8. The lens construction has 7 elements in 6 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 31.5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 2.3 ft. and has a filter size of 49mm. The Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited lens weighs 9.5 oz. and it measures 2.5 inches in diameter and 1.9 inches long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★☆ | Latest Price Info

Expert Reviews

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Reviews

Photozone reviews the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and writes;
“The center resolution is very fine to great throughout the tested aperture range whereas the borders leave a little to be desired at f/1.8. Stopping down resolves the border weakness and the quality is extremely high and even between f/4 and f/8. Distortions and CAs are basically non-existent and vignetting is pretty well controlled.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

Lenstip reviews the Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited and writes;
“In the frame centre near the maximum aperture i.e. by f/1.8-2.0 the lens reaches the level of 33-35 lpmm so enables to take sharp and fully acceptable shots. This fact makes it stand out very favourably against its Canon and Nikon competitors which fared definitely worse wide open. On stopping down to f/2.8 the Pentax produces images of already excellent quality and by f/4.0 the results are simply on an outstanding level.”
rating: N/A

User Opinions

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited User Reviews

Metal bodied jewel | Rating: ★★★★★
“Super high quality glass in an all metal body. Fast, sharp, lovely bokeh. “ – by form and function

Exciting lens with amazing bokeh. Overpriced, | Rating: ★★★★☆
“The bokeh of this lens is absolutely gorgeous. You have to see it! An excellent lens for head portraits. And it is good for 35 mm format too.” – by 6×9

good lens – a little CA | Rating: ★★★★★
“This is a very good lens – very sharp, focuses fast on my K20d, gives great colors, etc. My only complaint is that when I “pixel-peep”, and blow the images up SUPER large, there is a little purple fringing. Otherwise, though, it is a very good lens, and the purple fringing is not only noticeable with big enlargements” – by expen

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Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited User Manual

- Download Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited User Manual (PDF – 562kb)

Features & Specifications

Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Specifications

The medium-telephoto perspective makes this lens ideal for many applications including portrait, landscape and still life photography.

High-performance optics ensure outstanding image quality, edge-to-edge sharpness, and depth of field control.

The high-grade aluminum construction of the lens barrel, hood and cap provides this lens with the utmost durability and elegant design.

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

A fast F1.8 aperture offers outstanding depth of field control in any lighting condition.

PENTAX’s exclusive FREE (Fixed Rear Element Extension) focusing system ensures sharp, crisp image reproduction over the entire focusing range.

See also: Lens Reviews | Pentax Lenses

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