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04-11-2012, 10:13 AM   #1
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never knew abouts the 43mm 'L special for LEICA'

Pentax SMC Pentax-L 43mm f/1.9 Special leica L mount lens w/43/50 viewfinder, black Mint- - Classic Connection Store

never realised they brought out the 43mm for leica mount...pretty cool though.

04-11-2012, 11:58 AM   #2
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I believe that's the only one pentax make for another camera or not?
04-11-2012, 03:39 PM   #3
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Not too many of these are made.
You have to pay more for the leica version.

04-16-2012, 05:28 PM   #5
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Pentax SMC PENTAX-L 43mm f/1.9 SPECIAL Screw Mount with Viewfinder

For sale at e-bray- only $1150.00.

Pentax SMC PENTAX-L 43mm f/1.9 SPECIAL Screw Mount with Viewfinder 99% MINT+ BOX | eBay

I was just doing a search to see if anybody had ever even heard about this lens, let alone actually see one. I'm dropping off this link to this thread and now I'll go back to searching.........
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I was fortunate enough to find a mint used copy of this lens for about $800 a couple of years ago for sale in the RangeFinder Forum. On a Leica, it compares well in sharpness with the legendary Summicron 50/2 when stopped down a little, but it has its own special rendering which make it somewhat of a cult lens. It's beautifully made - even nicer build quality than the FA version. I'll never sell mine...

Regards, Jim

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