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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
An exceptional lens for the money.
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.
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.
Adorama was great to deal with. Don't hesitate to buy from them.
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