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Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited Lens

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Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited lens

Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited lens

Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited lens

Optical design

Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited optical design

Format: 35mm SLR

Type: Prime lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Pentax K, M39 Leica screw-mount (LSM)

First year of production: 1997

Optical design: Planar, 7 elements in 6 groups, ghostless coating.

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Average price: $667

Specifications:

Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
43mmf/1.9f/2280.4549155/5,527/1,1

Additional information:

The Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited  is a Limited series lens with a fixed focal length of 43mm. The focal length of the lens is equal to a 35 mm format frame diagonal, which makes it an ideal "normal" lens.

The compact size and light weight of the Pentax SMC FA 43 mm f/ 1.9 Limited makes it ideal for short travels, and its sufficient lens speed enables shooting in low light conditions. It is perfectly suitable for artistic photography, but can  also be used for genre, studio, portrait, landscape and night photography.

The special ghostless lens coating ensures minimum light scattering in night back lighting conditions. The image generated by the lens is remarkable for its exceptional color  rendering, sharpness and flexibility, as well as for almost complete absence of distortion and for a very beautiful picture.

The Pentax SMC FA 43mm f/1.9 Limited was also produced for rangefinder cameras with the 39 mm Leica Screw Mount. It was equipped with an external viewfinder with 43 mm and 50 mm picture frames.


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Posted by: Eugeny   Date of publication: 24.08.2011


Mechanical quality5.002
Optical quality5.002
Usability5.002
Pricing / Value4.502
Bokeh5.002
Overall lens rating
4.90

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