Review Lens: Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8 Limited

Lens Overview - Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8

Distinguished by its unique focal length, the silver smc PENTAX-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited from Pentax is a short-telephoto prime well-suited for portraiture. The optical design pairs with a bright f/1.8 maximum aperture to promote greater control over depth of field for using selective focus and the seven elements in six groups design helps to realize accurate tone and color rendering. This lens also uses the Fixed Rear Element Extension (FREE) focusing system to maintain image quality, sharpness, and clarity throughout the focusing range, from 2.3' to infinity.

Short-telephoto prime is designed for full-frame Pentax K-mount cameras, however can also be used with APS-C models where it will provide a 115.5mm equivalent focal length.
Bright f/1.8 maximum aperture benefits working in low-light conditions and also affords greater control over depth of field for working with selective focus techniques.
Nine-blade diaphragm contributes to a smooth bokeh quality.
Fixed Rear Element Extension focusing system helps to maintain high sharpness, clarity, and color accuracy throughout the focusing range, from 2.3' to infinity.
Built-in lens hood protects against stray light from causing lens flare or ghosting and also guards the front element from accidental scratching or impacts.
Aluminum-alloy lens housing is both durable and lightweight.
UPC: 027075048263

Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8 Latest Price



Focal Length77mm
Maximum Aperturef/1.8
Minimum Aperturef/22
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityFull-Frame
Angle of View31.5°
Minimum Focus Distance2.3' / 70 cm
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design7 Elements in 6 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Weight9.52 oz / 270 g

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Lens Technical

Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8 LimitedNikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 S135mm F1.8 GM
Name Pentax smc FA 77mm F1.8 LimitedNikon NIKKOR Z 85mm f/1.8 SSony FE 135mm F1.8 GM
Max Aperture At Min Focal f/1.8f/1.8f/1.8
Year 200020192019
Mount Type Pentax KAFNikon ZSony FE
Lens Type Lens MediumLens Medium,lens TelephotoLens Telephoto
Auto Focus NoNoNo
Price $1050$800$1900
Lens Zoom PrimePrimePrime
Lens Range 7785135
Global 49.0239
Effective Mega Pixel 41.4052
Distorsion 0.065
Vignetting -1.08906
Tstop 1.90191
Ac 2.57863
Vignetting Ranking 8037
Tstop Ranking 1750
Ac Ranking 484
Pixel Depth 45.7
Price Sensor 3400
Sensor Raw 45.75
Sensor Format Sensor Fullframe
Type Hybrid
Zoom Factor 111
Weight 1lb1lb1lb
Macro NoNoNo
Launch Date Nov. 2000Jul. 2019Feb. 2019
Brand PentaxNikonSony


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