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Pentax 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED AF smc P-DA Zoom Lens image
 
(based on 3 ratings)
Brand: Pentax
Located in: Lenses For Pentax
Designed for exclusive use with Pentax KAF-mount digital SLR cameras, the new lens offers 4X zoom coverage in the telephoto range. Further, the lens features an angle of view from 31.5 degrees to 8.1 degrees (equivalent in focal length from 76.5mm to 306mm in the 35mm format). As with all DA-Series lenses, this DA 50mm-200mm features a responsive Quick-Shift Focus System that allows photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto to manual with a slight twist of the focus ring. Coupled with a simple, functional design and the elimination of an aperture ring, this new mechanism considerably improves operability. The lens also incorporates an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements for true-to-life image reproduction and overall size reduction. The image circle in DA-series lenses is designed to perfectly match the 23.5mm x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in Pentax digital SLRs to optimize camera performance. The new design also contributes to a drastic reduction in size, weight and production cost, compared to 35mm-format counterparts with similar specifications.

Lens Features

  • Pentax KAF Mount
  • 11-element/10-group optical construction incorporating ED (Extra-low Dispersion) optical elements
  • Equivalent focal length to 75mm-300mm in the 35mm format with *ist DS
  • Compact dimensions with minimal aberrations
  • Responsive Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant shift from AF to MF
  • 52mm filter size
  • The image circle is designed to match the CCD used in Pentax digital SLRs
  • Comes with a lens hood to minimize flare and ghost images
  • Dimensions (diameter x length): 2.6 1/2 x 3.1 1/2 (66.5mm x 78.5mm)
  • Weight: 9.2 oz (260g)

Review Snapshot®
Avg. Customer Rating:
 
5 stars
(based on 3 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus(3)
Best Uses:
General purpose(3)
 
Very good lens
By RlqVerified Reviewer from Chaska Mn on 12/5/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
None so far
Best Uses:
General Use, Landscape Photography, Upgrade
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED AF smc P-DA Zoom Lens:

I purched this lens for use on my K10 and have found it to be very light and compact. I also feel the image quality is very good for the price.

[4 of 4 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great Lens
By SherryVerified Reviewer from St. Petersburg, Florida on 4/27/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED AF smc P-DA Zoom Lens:

I use this lens to capture alot of beach scenes, and whatever scene I can't get with my smaller lens. It brings my subject right up to me. The things that are great about this lens, well, I can change my lens quickly, and easily.
I have NO complaints about this lens,

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
great lens to compliment my current lens
By TonyVerified Reviewer from Honolulu, Hi on 2/18/2007
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Rugged, Sharp Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Professional Work
Describe Yourself:
Professional
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 50-200 mm F4-5.6 ED AF smc P-DA Zoom Lens:

The perfect lens to compliment my current lens. covers a wide range for multi purpose shots. I use this as my primary lens now.

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Water lilies at waimea falls park

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