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

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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.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (3),Lightweight (3)

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

Construction
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
0.24X
Filter Size
49mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
3.1" (79.5mm) x 2.7" (69mm)
Weight
10.1 oz / 285g
Notes
Weather Resistant Design, Quick-shift Focus, Filter Window, SP (Super Protect)Coating

Pentax 50-200mm Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
4.0

Great lens.

By

from Kentucky  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

An exceptional lens for the money.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
3.0

Great price and range for rough weather

By

from Virginia Beach  -  Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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.

(3 of 4 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

VERY HAPPY WITH 50-200 MM (WR)

By

from Lutherville, MD  -  Photo Enthusiast

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.

(3 of 14 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Great Lens !!!

By

from Steilacoom, WA  -  Photo Enthusiast

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

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Shopper  Why Did You Choose This?
GEORGE L  Needed a 200mm lens for sports at an entry level price. No disappointments so far!
Shopper  Will this lens work with the Pentax k50 camera?
MICHAEL R  The DA 50-200mm will work with the K50 body.I use the lens on my K5 and K30.
Marion P  will this work with pentax K- r red camera?
JERI R  I own a Pentax K10 and a Pentax K7, and this lens is compatible with both of those. Have looked at the K-r red online only, but I would think this lens would be compatible with it.
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