Pentax SMCP-FA 77mm f/1.8 Limited Edition Black Finish Telephoto Lens.


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The Pentax 77mm F/1.8 is commonly used for Low light, Night photography, Portraits, Weddings and more.The Pentax 77mm F/1.8 is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Semi-pro photographer among others.The Pentax 77mm F/1.8 is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 77mm F/1.8: Consistent output, Durable, Easily interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice bokeh, Rugged and Strong construction

Summary of Customer Reviews

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Strong construction (12),Fast / accurate auto-focus (10),Nice bokeh (8),Consistent output (6),Durable (6),Rugged (6),Lightweight (5),Easily interchangeable (4)
Best Uses:
Low light (6),Night photography (6),Portraits (6),Weddings (5),General purpose (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Semi-pro photographer (4)

Pentax 77mm F/1.8 Specifications

6 Groups/ 7 Elements
Angle of view
F stop range
Closest Focusing Distance
2.3 ft. (0.7m)
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
1.9" x 2.5" (48mm x 64mm)
9.5 oz. (270g)
Maximum Shift: 20mm: Click-Stops at one millimeter intervals
Lens Rotation: 360°; Click-Stops at 30° intervals
Diaphragm: Manual (inner Bayonet Mount)
Shutter: Focal plane shutter built-in to all Pentax model 67 camera bodies. Speeds from 1/1000 to 1 second (4 seconds on 67II), B and T.

Pentax 77mm F/1.8 Reviews

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Most Liked Positive Review


One of the best autofous lenes ever

This is one of the only modern autofocus lenses that's built like the classic lenses of old. The contrast and sharpness are unsurpassed. The out-of focus areas ("bokeh") are creamy and smooth, due to the nine aperture blades. Smooth manual focus ring, usable on older cameras as well as the new ultra-electronic ones. Great portrait lens. Perfect for headshots on the digitals, and portraits on the film cameras.

Reviewed by 16 customers


World Class Glass


from Fort Worth TX  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Portraits and available light photography. Exceptionally sharp optics and excellent bokeh.


The Finest AF Lenses


from Fairfax, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

These are film-era lenses with screw-drive autofocus. Pretty quick but make a slight noise. The older SMC coating is also prone to fringing wide-open in high contrast situations. Luckily there's a PP adjustment in your Pentax body to help minimize. Quirks aside, they quite possibly capture the most stunning and vibrant photos on film or your DSLR sensor. Which help explain their continued production and high demand. The FA-77 is the ideal portrait lens. Has that extra degree of subject separation and 3d pop. If you are good at composition, your photos WILL stand out!


Great lens


from Seattle Washington  -  Photo Enthusiast

great lens for portrait.


Quite simply the best!


from Cincinnati  -  Pro Photographer

The Pentax FA 77mm Limited is quite simply one of the best prime lenses for portraiture that I have ever used. I've used the best lenses from Nikon, Canon, Olmypus, Fujifilm, Leica and Zeiss over the course of my career and if you're looking for a short telephoto prime that is razor sharp even when wide open and renders beautifully smooth bokeh then the FA 77mm Limited from Pentax is a GREAT choice. I also love using this lens in manual focus on Pentax cameras and other cameras (via lens adapter) when shooting video. I always use lenses in manual focus when I shoot video and the focus ring on the FA 77mm is butter smooth and easy to snap into focus. The only "con" with this lens relates to the aging Pentax screw drive AF system when shooting stills. By modern day standards this lens has slow AF like all Pentax screw drive lenses. It's not horribly slow - you can still photograph moving subjects using AF - the AF just isn't as fast as the latest generation lenses with silent AF motor drives built into the lenses.




from Arlington, VA  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Initially got a bad copy, but the replacement is flawless. AF is spot-on, fit and finish are exceptional. Images pop with amazing 3D clarity and colors, though occasional PF appears in high-contrast situations. A hidden gem in a sea of overpriced, flat-rendering "premium" competitor primes...


nice lens BUT A FLAW ON MY CAP


from la jolla CA

This lens is perfect.It is really sharp.But there is a little flaw in my lens' cap.


FA-77mm lmtd


from duluth mn  -  Semi-pro Photographer

excellent quality lens, no regrets in purchase


Highly recommended


from Pittsburgh  -  Photo Enthusiast

I've only had the lens for a few weeks, but it's terrific. My most successful experiments have been stopped street photographs, delivering awe-inspiring sharpness and a beautiful tonal gradation, and wide open close ups with in focus sharpness contrasting with really lovely bokeh. Others have complained about the lens cap, which is not click on but snug and lined with green felt, falling off. My problem--which is minor--is the opposite. It takes a bit of an effort to get it on and off. Highly recommended

(3 of 3 customers found this review helpful)


A Pentax Classic


from Damascus, OR  -  Casual Photographer

I've felt for years that Pentax lenses are unrated given the line up of superior quality lenses and sharp imaging. The 77mm limited is no exception and is only rivaled by the 31mm and possibly the 40mm Pancake for image quality. This is a must for any Pentax user needing to round out his or her lens choices. In fact, if your being held back by the price, consider sacrificing other lens options for this one which can be used for landscape, portrait and close ups. Pentax only needs to roll out a pro model camera now to really showcase these superb lenses. Don't hesitate. Get one NOW.


good i love it


from ohio

best off lens i love it


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Shopper  I am planning to buy a KIIs camera in the near future and originally thought, from all of my research, that the appropriate Pentax lenses would be DA and DA* but am now thinking FA lenses are just as compatible. Is this true?
Michael S  I have used the 77mm FA lens on both a K5 and a K3. The FA is a full frame lens and the DA are designed for the smaller digital formats. The mountings are compatible and all of the auto features work fine.

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