Ahh, Pentax. Back in the day, oh never mind nostalgia, but the LX, what a machine.
Anyway, having been a big fan of Pentax 35mm film SLRs, I've been pretty disappointed they've not introduced a full frame digital, maybe soon. As we on this site all know, or should know, rumors are just rumors unless and until they become fact.
Anyway the 2nd, if Pentax isn't going to release a FF DSLR or/and mirrorless, what is the point of this lens?http://www.pentaxwebstore.com/product/9377
43 mm, FA mount, f/1.9 for $750 USD. Seems Pentax considers it a pretty special product with those specs at that price point.
I've tried to find out if this is an old lens design from way back that I had just not heard about until recently, but I can find nothing much at all about it's history, release date and such.
The only clues I've found regarding it's production age is that it is missing from several, stagnant web pages a few years old indicating to me at least, that it's a fairly recent release.
I only learned that Pentax has a 43 while watching that unimpeachable internet sage, Kai on digitalrevtv in his Canon Shorty Forty review, he said to the effect of, "Canon hasn't had a pancake lens lens, well, since ever. And 43, no one but Pentax has ever had one of those".
Really, what's the point of a Pentax 43 if not for a full frame body and the only full frame Pentax bodies use film?