Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Lens Announced, Priced $599.95, Available for Pre-Order

Pentax has just officially announced the new Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited Lens. It is an updated version of the ‘smc’ version of this ultra-compact lens, which was released in 1997. It has an ‘HD’ coating to reduce flare and ghosting, and fully rounded aperture blades. The lens has a minimum focus distance of 45cm (17.7″) and a max magnification of 0.12x. The lens is all-aluminum (but not weather-sealed) and includes an aperture ring.  This new lens costs $599.95, first available for pre-order at B&H/ Adorama.

Below are the detailed specifications of Pentax HD Pentax-FA 43mm F1.9 Limited lens:

Principal specifications
Lens type Prime lens
Max Format size 35mm FF
Focal length 43 mm
Image stabilization No
Lens mount Pentax KAF
Aperture
Maximum aperture F1.9
Minimum aperture F22
Aperture ring Yes
Number of diaphragm blades 8
Optics
Elements 7
Groups 6
Special elements / coatings HD + Super Protect coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 0.45 m (17.72)
Maximum magnification 0.12×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Screw drive from camera
Full time manual Unknown
Focus method Internal
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale Yes
Physical
Weight 155 g (0.34 lb)
Diameter 64 mm (2.52)
Length 27 mm (1.06)
Materials Aluminum
Sealing No
Colour Black, silver
Filter thread 49 mm
Hood supplied Yes

 

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