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HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8

Sharpness 
 9.0
Aberrations 
 8.0
Bokeh 
 10.0
Handling 
 9.0
Value 
 10.0
Reviews Views Date of last review
1 5,959 Thu April 28, 2022
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HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8

HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8
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HD Pentax-FA 77mm Limited F1.8

Description:
This modernized version of the iconic SMC Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited features updated HD coatings and rounded aperture blades.

HD Pentax-FA 77mm F1.8 Limited
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
Yes (A setting)
Diaphragm
Automatic, 9 blades (rounded)
Optics
7 elements, 6 groups
Mount Variant
KAF
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Max. Aperture
F1.8
Min. Aperture
F22
Focusing
AF (screwdrive)
Quick-shift
No
Min. Focus
70 cm
Max. Magnification
0.14x
Filter Size
49 mm
Internal Focus
No
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 21 ° / 18 °
Full frame: 31.5 ° / 26 °
Hood
Built-in, slide out
Case
Pouch (P60-120)
Lens Cap
Dedicated metal push-on (O-LW54A)
Coating
Ghostless,HD,SP
Weather Sealing
No
Other Features
Diam x Length
64 x 48 mm (2.5 x 1.9 in.)
Weight
270 g (9.5 oz.)
Production Years
2021 to present (in production)
Pricing
$696 USD current price
$799 USD at launch
Engraved Name
HD PENTAX-FA 1:1.8 77mm Limited
Product Code
27890 (silver), 27880 (black)
Reviews
User reviews
In-depth review
Notes
FREE (Fixed Rear Element Extension) focusing system. Rounded aperture from F1.8 to F4.

Features:
Screwdrive AutofocusBuilt-in HoodAperture RingAutomatic ApertureFull-Frame Support
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Registered: October, 2019
Posts: 610
Lens Review Date: April 28, 2022 I can recommend this lens: No | Price: $600.00 | Rating: 9 

 
Pros: construction, very nice focus, size and weight.
Cons: purple fringing
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 10    Handling: 9    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: k1, k70   

I'm a little embarrassed to be the first to review the lens here. I bought used this lens a few months ago to complete my trio with the 31 and 43 that I owned not in HD version. I had never used the FA version so nothing I can say about this comparison. The first thing I noticed is that the wonderful lens retains some defects that were already their own (at least from I read). The appearance of purple fringes in high-contrast situations has been highlighted since the first tests. It made me a little curious because I had not encountered these problems, or very small size for brothers 31 and 43. In real tests, however, the lens turned out to be for what it is. A great portrait lens (less for landscape but I don't practice it). its bokeh is truly breathtaking.

I haven't done the updates yet because I wanted to see if there were actually improvements by trying better on the two bodies.

It has a beautiful focus and I love the softness at the right point of the shots with very open apertures. Just close two to three stops and the lens becomes very sharp. I found a good reactivity of the af, especially on the k70, even on moving subjects like my dog. On k1 it is precise and effective on static subjects, a little less reactive on dynamic ones. It is a pleasure to handle and carry around. I am a lover of the 31 which remains my favorite lens for the greater use of my way of photographing, but I must say that for portraiture the lens has that very special fairy dust for me. I am very happy and satisfied. If someone hates the imperfections that may arise in certain circumstances, look elsewhere or may think they have spent their money badly. For all the others, I see no particular reasons not to swear eternal fidelity. I gave nine overall only because for me 10 only has 31, but I'm a fan.
I recommend the goal only that the option above leaves me alone no, I don't know why.
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