Pentax smc FA 43mm F1.9 Limited

Prime lens | Pentax KAF

This review is for a mint condition 'Made in Japan' FA43 bought second-hand in Sweden, serial nr in the 0026xxx-range. Initial review based on experiences with the K-5 mk1, now updated after 6 months use with the K-3. PROS (1) Rendering (transitions) (2) Very compact size (great handling on Pentax bodies) (3) Build quality (4) Autofocus speed (5) Full-frame compatible, aperture ring

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This is my first limited lens after using several K/M/A-Pentax, Takumar, Zeiss lenses on K5. It gives me a shock from very first pictures. The very vivid color, 3D impression and very good blured background (bokeh). The focused object is just like from another picture put in the middle of picture. The exoteric focal length is also interesting, it is slightly narrower than normal eye view. It forces me to focus on what my eyes watches. It is very nice to use for candid or street photography. ...

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