Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-27-2018, 04:34 AM - 2 Likes   #31
Pentaxian




Join Date: Oct 2010
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,218
I actually think that FA 43 has very strong character, unlike DA*55 which is really balanced lens, and it really takes care of skintones well. FA 43 is more rough.

here is funky bokeh of 43

Little stopped down it can be nice too

and great also for portraits like this..



But DA*55 really stands out as portraits lens
(old one on K-7)

W/O with K-3

and ofcourse that shallow Dof with FF

with FA 43 this would not be as good, because ability to focus closer and wider aperture..


Last edited by repaap; 04-27-2018 at 04:37 AM. Reason: links was not correct
04-27-2018, 06:17 AM   #32
Loyal Site Supporter
Loyal Site Supporter
UncleVanya's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2014
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 15,506
Original Poster
Very helpful comments, thank you.
04-27-2018, 04:53 PM - 1 Like   #33
Veteran Member




Join Date: Dec 2016
Posts: 601
I love my DA 55 *. On crop it wouldn’t be a contest especially since you have a 40. Go with the DA 55 it is a sharp lens even wide open... Almost scary sharp stopped down to F2. I find it mounted on my K3 II for weeks at a time.
04-28-2018, 06:10 AM   #34
Pentaxian
wstruth's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: at my kitchen table
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 962
QuoteOriginally posted by clackers Quote
Nice pics, Wstruth ... I understand the FA43 comes into its own on the K-1, because Hirakawa designed it around the diagonal of 35mm.
Thanks Clackers, I really do like the 43 on my K-1 though, in many ways it's a match made in heaven.

Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
apsc, da, da*, f/1.7, f/1.8, fa, gear, k-mount, pentax lens, question, slr lens
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: HD DA 55-300/4-5.8 WR (sold: FA 77, FA 43, DA 21, DA 18-55 WR) Scintilla Sold Items 7 12-03-2016 01:04 PM
My (hypothetical) K-1 travel/hiking kit bpv_UW Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 17 05-10-2016 07:02 AM
Hypothetical Question #2 DavidSKAF3 General Photography 24 01-06-2015 01:06 PM
Hypothetical Question DavidSKAF3 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 47 12-28-2014 08:02 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax fa*85, a*85, fa*43, fa*31, fa*200, fa*28-70 chirocanonpan Sold Items 35 03-15-2013 11:25 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 11:21 PM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top