Pentax SMCP-DA 50-135mm f/2.8 ED (IF) SDM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens

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About Pentax 50-135mm

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The PENTAX DA * 50-135mm F2.8 ED (IF) telephoto zoom lens is designed for exclusive use with PENTAX digital SLR cameras, delivering the highest level of ultimate optical image quality. With aspherical elements, special optical-glass elements and original lens coatings, this lens is superior in terms of contrast, clarity and edge-to-edge sharpness.

The 50-135mm features tightly sealed, weather-resistant and dust-resistant construction to enhance durability for use in rain or dusty conditions. A new SDM system has been incorporated for smoother, quieter autofocusing operation using a built-in supersonic motor. It also features the PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System for instant switching to manual-focus operation and PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating to repel dust, water and grease.

The Pentax 50-135mm is commonly used for Landscape/scenery, Low light, Night photography, Portraits, Sports/action, Video, Weddings, Wildlife photos and more.The Pentax 50-135mm is most used by customers who consider themselves to be a Photo enthusiast, Semi-pro photographer among others.The Pentax 50-135mm is popular because customers like the following qualities of the Pentax 50-135mm: 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:
Pros:
Rugged (12),Strong construction (12),Durable (11),Nice bokeh (9),Fast / accurate auto-focus (8),Consistent output (6),Easily interchangeable (6),Lightweight (5)
Best Uses:
Sports/action (10),Weddings (10),Low light (9),Wildlife photos (7),Landscape/scenery (5),Night photography (5),Portraits (5),Video (4),General purpose (3)
Reviewer Profile:
Photo enthusiast (4),Semi-pro photographer (4)

Pentax 50-135mm Features

  • High performance, telephoto zoom lens
  • SDM system creates smoother, quieter auto focus
  • Weather resistant and dust resistant body
  • Quick-shift Focus System for instant switching from auto focus to manual
  • Pentax SP coating protects the exposed lens elements
  • Three ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration
  • Developed specifically for Pentax digital SLR's
  • Focal length equivalent to 76.5mm to 207mm in the 35mm format

Pentax 50-135mm Specifications

Construction
18 elements in 14 groups
Angle of view
31.5 - 11.9 degrees (when used with PENTAX Digital SLR camera body)
F stop range
Minimum Aperture: F22
Closest Focusing Distance
3.3' (1.0m)
Maximum Magnification
0.17X
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
5.4" (136mm) x 3.0" (75.5mm)
Weight
24.2 oz. (685g) without hood, 27.0 oz. (765g) with hood

Pentax 50-135mm Reviews

Review Snapshot®

 
4.6

(based on 15 reviews)

92%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Ratings Distribution

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Most Liked Positive Review

 

best lens in my kit.

I love this lens. it spends the most time on my camera by far. i use it mostly for portraits, and close ups. fast auto focus. great weather sealing. in conjunction with my k10d i can stand in the rain all day and not have any issues. super clear glass and the bokeh is perfect.

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Disapointed considering the hype

Being a Pentaxian I had great hopes for this lens. Considering the ratng and the hype I was very excited to buy this. Expecially since I am shooting both a K-7 and K-5 bodys. This lens failed over and over again. I sent it in to Pentax for warranty service 2 times and each time they found nothing wrong and sent it back. Finally I gave up and traded it in for a Sigma f2.8 70-200mm HMS lens. Much happier with Sigma.

Reviewed by 15 customers

 
5.0

Excellent mid-range telephoto zoom

By

from Philly  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Bought this used. My K-5 Pentax is not noted for autofocus, so I was surprised as to how much better it focused with this lens. I really love a fast lens. Worked great shooting a christening in the a dim light of a church. Great for low light candid shots. Used lens was better than rated. Lens hood was not included, but Adorama sent one later after I called Customer Service. A true measure of a company is not just price, but service == Adorama can through for me.

 
5.0

Great Lens!

By

from Panama City, FL  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Just used this lens on vacation and it was great. Is not too heavy, focuses true, awesome contrast. This lens might never leave my camera. Easy to hold and quick shift focus.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Awesome Lens!

By

from Windsor Locks, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is an AMAZING lens... I love the wide rubberized zoom ring, which functions very smoothly and it has an internal focusing system (IF) the front element does not rotate so you can easily use a polarizer on it. The AF accuracy is excellent when approaching the focus point from farther focused distances, less so from closer distances. But see for yourselves...

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

My Favorite Lens!

By

from Windsor Locks, CT  -  Photo Enthusiast

This is an AMAZING lens... I love the wide rubberized zoom ring, which functions very smoothly and it has an internal focusing system (IF) the front element does not rotate so you can easily use a polarizer on it. The AF accuracy is spot on when approaching the focus point from longer focus distances, less so from closer distances. But see for yourselves...

(0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Happy with it

By

from South Texas  -  Photography Student

Really nice and clear photographs, it does focus somewhat slow but not too bad. The range is great, personally would prefer something like a 200 but that is just me. Where I was most happy with this lens was at weddings, I was really happy with it's performance especially outdoor weddings, since indoor autofocus in low light is not good at all, but that is probably the camera.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

my favorite lens

By

from Honolulu  -  Pro Photographer

This is by far my favorite lens...the DA* lenses are great and I also have the companion to this lens (Da*16-50) as well. The lens has a great solid build quality as do all the DA* lenses as well as being weather sealed. The lens gives me crisp quality images thru out the zoom range and wonderful bokeh. I primarily use this lens for the weddings and events I am working but it really stands out when I am covering college sports at night or in the arena where you cannot use flash photography, thats when the f2.8 aperature really comes in handy.

(0 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
2.0

Disapointed considering the hype

By

from Golden, Colorado  -  Semi-pro Photographer

Being a Pentaxian I had great hopes for this lens. Considering the ratng and the hype I was very excited to buy this. Expecially since I am shooting both a K-7 and K-5 bodys. This lens failed over and over again. I sent it in to Pentax for warranty service 2 times and each time they found nothing wrong and sent it back. Finally I gave up and traded it in for a Sigma f2.8 70-200mm HMS lens. Much happier with Sigma.

 
5.0

Get one!!

By

from Saudi Arabia  -  Photo Enthusiast

Without any doubt, this is the best lens for Pentax DSLR. Sharp through all range, superb bokeh & 3D effect, lightweight, excellent build quality with weather resistant. All in all, perfect lens for most occasions.

 
5.0

Wonderful zoom

By

from Taiwan  -  Casual Photographer

perfect mechanic & IMQ.A outstanding zoom in APS-C system.

(5 of 5 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

One Great Lens

By

from Oregon  -  Semi-pro Photographer

I am extremely pleased with the Pentax SMCP-DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED. It is a great lens. I love the Bokeh. Image quality is superb. I like the fact it is water sealed, I use it with a K20D and K5 both of which are water sealed. I do a lot of photography on whitewater rivers while rafting and this is a necessary feature also living in Western Oregon I spend a lot of time in the rain. The aspect of the lens I am most happy with is the auto focus. My non star lenses have great image quality but the auto focus can be a bit tricky and I spend a lot of time in manual focus especially when shooting through trees which happens a lot. This lens handles it very well and will focus on a subject on the far side of thick trees which the other lenses would not do so I never really have to take it out of auto focus mode. I would reccomend this lens to anyone who wants a professional quality lens.

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