Wow! Leica-mount Pentax lens!


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GSiGuy

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Maybe i shouldn't look up to Leica too much but it sure makes me feel the FA 43mm Limited to be even more special!
 

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Pentax FA43 is ssssooooooo good, Leica also wanted one to use on their RF cameras, that's why they asked Pentax to make one for them :cool:
 

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Pentax FA43 is ssssooooooo good, Leica also wanted one to use on their RF cameras, that's why they asked Pentax to make one for them :cool:
but...but...but...how abt FA 31 and FA 77? they are tooooo good for pentax to make it in other mount ;p
 

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hmmm... pretty reasonable in price too, compared to the insanity of leica lenses on ebay now. limited edition some more... but too bad too close to my 50/f1.4... or else might consider. :think:
 

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hmmm... pretty reasonable in price too, compared to the insanity of leica lenses on ebay now. limited edition some more... but too bad too close to my 50/f1.4... or else might consider. :think:
You could tell yourself:

A. One can never have enough fiftys...


and

B.Its not a 50, its a 43mm! ;)
 

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That lens was introduced in year 2000 and only 2000 pcs produced.
 

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I think this is the only one. Someone reviewed the performance too, but can't remember the website.
Owned two copies but sold them. High contrast and the SMC coating made it virtually flare proof.
 

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Owned two copies but sold them. High contrast and the SMC coating made it virtually flare proof.
i'm curious. for a leica user, what did you like and what didn't you like about the FA43Ltd?
 

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i'm curious. for a leica user, what did you like and what didn't you like about the FA43Ltd?
I guess they liked it because of its excellent optical and built quality, but didn't keep it because, well, it's not a Leica. Pentax is a 3rd party lens maker to Leica users :)
 

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I guess they liked it because of its excellent optical and built quality, but didn't keep it because, well, it's not a Leica. Pentax is a 3rd party lens maker to Leica users :)
Ya... i hvnt shot many rolls of film but so far the best film shots have come out of my FA 43Ltd ;)
 

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they certainly look good together!
So sad, the rear element of the lens need to be disassambled. Hope he won't sell the lens to pentax user in the future.

The lens' blocking the viewfinder area somemore.

I wonder why didn't he buy a k mount body instead, 20-50 bucks can get one. can focus properly and easily.
 

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So sad, the rear element of the lens need to be disassambled. Hope he won't sell the lens to pentax user in the future.

The lens' blocking the viewfinder area somemore.

I wonder why didn't he buy a k mount body instead, 20-50 bucks can get one. can focus properly and easily.
maybe he didn't know that an MX body would have been just as compact... or maybe he just likes RFs...
 

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Yes, some of the RF users love 50mm range lenses - am also in this category ;p

Here is my small collection of 50mm range lenses and still growing slowly ;)




Here is the snap shot of Pentax 43mm f1.9L




CHeers!
 

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