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03-15-2021, 12:01 PM - 1 Like   #256
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Man, having clicked thru each page and looking at all these awesome images - the 43mm f/1.9 LTD is looking pretty stellar. like WOW! . .

It's just that their so much character in these 43mm shots. . . . the 43 just seems to hit every time...
not an answer to your query but it is the original limited after all


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SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Review
Introduction
Pentax took the photographic world by surprise in 1997 with the launch of its first Limited lens, the FA 43mm F1.9. This was 20 years ago, at a time when film camera's were still the norm and digital cameras were a rare novelty (Nikon's D1 DSLR was still two years in the future). It was also an era of plastic zoom lenses, many carrying with them a feeling of cheap quality.

The FA 43mm was a little revolution at the time: a minuscule, full-metal bodied prime lens with an uncommon focal length and superb image quality. Joined a few years later by the 31mm and 77mm to complete the trio of FA Limited (often called the Three Amigos or Three Princesses), the 43mm was created by legendary lens designer Jun Hirakawa. Its rendering and optical qualities are often numbered among the best on the market even today. . . .
Read more at: SMC Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews

BTW

I missed the request by the OP, in another thread, to make his choice of a Pentax 40mm easy


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Joined a few years later by the 31mm and 77mm to complete the trio of FA Limited
You're making me want to get the trio! Like damn.
03-15-2021, 12:20 PM - 1 Like   #258
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You're making me want to get the trio! Like damn.
it gets worse, now they have the SMC and HD variants

SMC can be MIJ or AVN

my three are MIJ SMC FA Limiteds
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MIJ or AVN
i'm going to guess:
"made in japan" and uh... "avascular necrosis"?

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i'm going to guess:
"made in japan" and uh... "avascular necrosis"?
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my three are MIJ SMC FA Limiteds
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my three are MIJ SMC FA Limiteds
Just checked mine:
My 77mm is MIJ but my 35mm is AVN.
I take it the MIJ is preferred over AVN, but I still love my 35mm so much haha


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. . . I take it the MIJ is preferred over AVN, but I still love my 35mm so much haha
Not really

Personal choice

AVN probably has improved SMC over time

Only FA limiteds DA limiteds never made in Japan as far as I know

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a fun shoot in the woods......K-1...fa43.....af360fgz...cactus v6ii



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Can I crash the party with my Samsung 45mm f/1.8?


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please don't

very nice photo though
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