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09-23-2009, 02:05 PM   #46
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Well, I decided to get and keep both 40 DA is very quick and very sharp.
43 FA is much slower to focus, but it's a much faster lens, the difference
between 1.9 and 2.8 is quite dramatic. 43 FA is great for manual focus also...
43 and 77 is a great combo to use when I want a shallow DOF.
One example from 43 taken yesterday:



09-23-2009, 02:08 PM   #47
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Another shot with the FA 43 and a K-7

09-23-2009, 09:34 PM   #48
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I had both lenses and after many comparisons in IQ I decided to keep the FA 43mm and sell the DA 40mm.

The 43mm is my next favorite lens after the FA 77mm. No wonder the 43mm Limited is the only Pentax lens available in Leica M mount.
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QuoteOriginally posted by touchmyichi Quote
I agree^^^, excellent shot! Was the lighting off a book light or something you set up?
This was a strobist experiment. Beauty dish in his lap lighting up the front of the book and his eyes. (that's why you only see half the beauty dish in his eyes)

I think I had a second dish above.

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Another shot with the FA 43 and a K-7


wonderful shot Niklars
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I like it a lot. (The picture (and the lens too!))

QuoteOriginally posted by andi Quote
Well, I decided to get and keep both 40 DA is very quick and very sharp.
43 FA is much slower to focus, but it's a much faster lens, the difference
between 1.9 and 2.8 is quite dramatic. 43 FA is great for manual focus also...
43 and 77 is a great combo to use when I want a shallow DOF.
One example from 43 taken yesterday:

09-27-2009, 12:45 PM   #52
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43FA vs. 40DA

As promised, my little test - 43FA vs. 40DA.
In my opinion they are pretty much identical. No difference in color rendering,
contrast, sharpness or bokeh quality.
Of course, 43 is faster (the reason I got it) and slower to focus.
But the overall feel is the same.
Those are f2.8 examples, 40 shot wide open seems a bit less sharp,
but starting around f4 they are identical.
43 seems a touch more contrasty, but the difference is very subtle...
Both shots open in CS4, no sharpening applied.











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Seems I just bought FA 43

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Congratulations!

I have the other two FA Limiteds and I figured you can not go wrong with any of them.

Only FA43 was produced exclusively in Leica mount I think.
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Congratulations!

I have the other two FA Limiteds and I figured you can not go wrong with any of them.

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I was only missing FA 43 myself
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I only have DA40 but have found vendor selling FA43 for £407!!! I'm veeeeeeeeeeeeeery tempted to swap 43 for 40 just because of that 1 stop in speed.
If only I didn't love 40 so much....
oh well
it's a hard life with LBA
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There is one DA 40
in https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/photographers-marketplace/75934-sale-eu-s...tml#post769398
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What a great shot!
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Can't comment on the 43, I've never owned it. Here are some pics with the DA40:
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Just as a quick comparison:

DA 40mm, F2.8, ISO 400



FA 43mm, F1.9, ISO 400



A 50mm F1.4, ISO 400

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