A single-focus 43mm lens that faithfully captures the depth of field as seen by the human eye, while delivering a beautiful image with rich, smooth gradation transitions and a true-to-life reproduction of depth, ambience and subject texture.
This standard lens has a 43mm focal length, which is equal to the diagonal length of a 35mm-film image area. Its unique focal length captures the image as if seen by the human eye, and produces a natural sense of depth as observed by the naked eye.
Compared with conventional 50mm standard lenses, which were popular during the golden days of film photography, this 43mm lens provides a slightly broader field of view to more effectively capture today’s subjects — such as high-rise buildings, wide streets and fashionable cityscapes.
In addition to the acclaimed optical performance of the smc PENTAX-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited — a best-seller for more than 20 years since its market launch — this lens newly features the PENTAX-original HD coating* to deliver crisp, well-defined images even under demanding conditions, and a completely round-shaped diaphragm to produce a natural, beautiful bokeh (defocus) effect.
To optimize “sensibility” — one of the main design concepts of the Limited series — PENTAX paid the utmost attention even to the details that can’t simply be measured in numerical terms, to improve the imaging power of this new lens. Newly applied to the first optical element, the SP coating improves the water/grease-repellent and scratch-resistant performance, while enhancing ease of maintenance.
To make the most of its slender lens barrel, this lens is the only model in the Limited series to feature a screw-in lens hood. Thanks to its extremely compact dimensions, it assures outstanding portability. A newly added mount pointer lets the user effortlessly and quickly mount the lens to a camera body, while accentuating the exclusive exterior appearance of the HD FA Limited series
* HD stands for High Definition.