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Pentax SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR (Weather Resistant) Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Pentax 50-200mm: Picture 1 regular $196.95

About Pentax 50-200mm

This Pentax 50-200mm Bundle comes with $19.95 worth of free accessories including a New Leaf PLUS 3yr Lens Warranty and Shipping is free!

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 the35mm 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.

Pentax 50-200mm Features

  • Flexible 4X zoom coverage in the telephoto range.
  • Weather-resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions
  • The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.
  • An Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements offer superior sharpness with minimum chromatic and spherical aberration.
  • The PENTAX-original SP (Super Protect) coating repels dust, water and grease to keep your lens clean and your image quality at its peak
  • Simple and functional design improves operability and body-based depth of field control
  • The focal length is equivalent to 76.5mm-307mm in the 35mm format

Pentax 50-200mm Specifications

11 elements in 10 groups
Angle of view
31.5 - 8.1 degrees
F stop range
F22-32 - F4-5.6
Closest Focusing Distance
3.6 ft / 1.1m
Maximum Magnification
Filter Size
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1" (79.5mm) x 2.7" (69mm)
10.1 oz / 285g
Weather Resistant Design, Quick-shift Focus, Filter Window, SP (Super Protect)Coating
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Pentax 50-200mm Reviews Powered by TurnTo®

Reviewed by 4 customers


Great lens.


An exceptional lens for the money.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)


Great price and range for rough weather


As a beach comber, marsh stomper and kayaker I needed a weather resistant lens covering as much range as possible. Not only is 50mm just not wide enough for all outdoor work but my copy was not sharp enough in tele mode to make me happy so I returned it and bought the da18-135 WR. For the money the da50-200 WR is reasonable value but Pentax makes far sharper lenses for a little more coin. If you are on a tight budget and already have the da18-55 WR and dont mind changing lenses then the 50-200 may work for you.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)




Got some great landscape, wildlife and people pictures at the beach. Good color, sharp rendition. Bought this along with the K7 kit that included the 18-55 mm. By adding this to the kit I have a good range for all types of landscape and wildlife photos.

(11 of 11 customers found this review helpful)


Great Lens !!!


Adorama was great to deal with. Don't hesitate to buy from them.


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Marion P  will this work with pentax K- r red camera?
GEORGE L  Yes it will. Pentax lenses, past, present and future are designed to work with all Pentax models.
Shopper  I do a lot of 11x14 &16x20 wall prints will this lens give me the sharpness & what is best f/stop?
MATTHEW C  I use mine at f5.0 mostly for my lack of light purposes, but in the day where there are plenty of light sources, the lens performs great around 10-14. The sharpness is great for the price.
Marion P  will this work with pentax K- r red camera?
GEORGE L  Yes it will. Pentax lenses, past, present and future are designed to work with all Pentax models.
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