This standard lens has a 43mm focal length, which is equal to the diagonal length of a 35mm-film image area. Its unique focal length captures the image as if seen by the human eye, and produces a natural sense of depth as observed by the naked eye.
Compared with conventional 50mm standard lenses — popular during the golden days of film photography — this 43mm lens provides a slightly broader field of view to more effectively capture modern subjects such as high-rise buildings, wide streets and fashionable cityscapes.
To make the most of the slender lens barrel, this is the only model in the Limited lens series to feature a detachable, screw-in lens hood. Its compact dimensions assure outstanding portability.
In addition to the acclaimed optical performance of the smc PENTAX-FA 43mmF1.9 Limited, this new lens features the PENTAX-original HD coating and a round-shaped diaphragm to further upgrade its imaging power. It also provides a mount pointer with a shippoyaki (cloisonné) finish to standardize the exterior design of the new-generation HD FA Limited series, and also to facilitate the lens-mounting operation.