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Keywords: Pentax Mid Prime 35mm Limited Tested


Registered: November 2009
Posts: 10
Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited SMC P-FA review by elho_cid
Review Date: 11/17/2009 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: None indicated| Rating: 10 

Pros: excelenent contrast and bokeh
Cons: little bit of CA

This lens is absolute gem.

I have both FA50 and FA35 and I was eager to see what will the FA43 be like.
It leaves the FA50 in dust and even has a bit edge of appeal against the FA35.
I already tried quite a lot of lenses with both Pentax and Canon systems, but never experienced the wow effect of FA43 before. The contrast it puts into slightest details of the image is unbelievable.
The CA is easier to correct than with other primes (such as FA50) and no problem at all.

And above all the Fa43 is a pleasure to use, it is more than just a great lens. It is a great lens with built quality to survive decades and still look like a jewel.

Registered: November 2006
Posts: 7
Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited SMC P-FA review by ronen_we
Review Date: 11/15/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $470.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: looks, image quility, build, size

was hooked onto this lens due to its looks first time I saw it.
a real charmer to use.
fast and extremely sharp.
smoth operation.
all metal construction superbly built.
extremly small.

focus ring is a bit small may be a bit tricky if you have a large hand.

Excelent buy.

Registered: September 2006
Posts: 1
Pentax 43mm f/1.9 Limited SMC P-FA review by Tubbie_GL
Review Date: 9/29/2006 Would you recommend the product? Yes | Total Spent: $400.00| Rating: 10 

Pros: the lens is next to perfect
Cons: none

Well where to start, bought this lens as a walkabout lens, and because I wanted a fast lens when indoor situations demanded it.

I have so far not been disappointed. This lens is among the best I have seen.

Crisp, excellent bokeh, fast and razor sharp.
Even a very smooth manual focus.

THe build quality is a chapter of its own. Outstanding, simply outstanding.
Aluminium all the way and the short full cone hood is linned with black felt. Lens cap is in aluminium as well and linned with a fine green felt that keeps the cap attached to the hood. very smooth.

I have acheaved excellent portraits and beautiful landscape photos with this one.

It has my strongest recommendation, excellent performance in every aspect and the it is a beauty on the camera:)


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