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Pentax SMCP-DA 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens

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About Pentax

Versatile zoom you'll want on every photo excursion

Designed to deliver top optical performance, the smc PENTAX DA* 60-250mm F4 ED[IF] SDM is a versatile telephoto zoom lens. Combiningadvanced technologies including super-low-dispersion optical elements, extra-low dispersion (ED) optical elements and PENTAX original lens coatings, this multipurpose lens assures outstanding image quality with clear, high-contrast images, even at image field edges.

It features water and dust resistant sealing for reliable operation in inclement conditions, and a PENTAX Quick-Shift Focus system allowing instant auto-to-manual focus switching. The objective lens surface is treated with the PENTAX original Super Protect (SP) coating. This special fluorine compound is applied to the lens surface through a vapor deposition process creating a surface that effectively repels dust, water and grease, making it easy to wipe off fingerprints/cosmetic marks.

With special lens coatings, ideal curvature and best positioning of optical elements, this lens is designed to optimize digital imaging characteristics, while effectively minimizing flare and ghosting.

Summary of Customer Reviews

(4)
Customers most agreed on the following attributes:
Pros:
Fast / accurate auto-focus (4),Rugged (4),Consistent output (3),Durable (3),Easily interchangeable (3),Nice bokeh (3),Strong construction (3)
Cons:
Heavy (3)
Best Uses:
Landscape/scenery (3),Wildlife photos (3)

Pentax Features

  • High performance zoom telephoto lens.
  • PENTAX SDM autofocus system for accurate, quiet focusing performance.
  • Weather and dust resistant construction for safe and reliable operation in the field.
  • Quick-shift Focus System for instant switching from autofocus to manual focus.
  • PENTAX SP coating protects the exposed lens elements.
  • ED lens elements compensate for chromatic aberration.
  • Focal length equivalent to 92-383mm (in 35mm format).
  • Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLRs.

Pentax Specifications

Construction
15 elements in 13 groups
Angle of view
26.5 - 6.5 degrees (when used with PENTAX Digital SLR camera body)
F stop range
Minimum Aperture: F32
Closest Focusing Distance
3.6'
Maximum Magnification
0.15X
Filter Size
67mm
Dimensions (Length x Diameter)
6.6" x 3.2"
Weight
36.7 oz. without hood, 39.5oz. with hood & tripod mount
Mfr #
21750
SKU
US 592658

Pentax 60-250mm Reviews

Reviewed by 4 customers

 
5.0

Great lens for my K3

By

from Phoenix  -  Pro Photographer

This was purchased for an upcoming trip to Africa to photograph in an animal reserve.

(1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Versatile, sharp, and bright

By

from Lansing, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

An great lens with superb image quality, rugged construction, smooth autofocus, and nice large control rings.

(8 of 8 customers found this review helpful)

 
4.0

Good lens but a little bit short

By

from Farmington Hills, MI  -  Photo Enthusiast

I bought this lens for replacing my 55-300mm pentax lens because I wanted to have a more faster and sharp lens. So far I am happy with this lens. My biggest concen was the focal length, it is 50mm shorter than the previous telephoto zoom. I could not deceide for a long time which lens I should buy either the zoom or the 300mm single focal lens. I thought 50mm is not a big difference but it is actually. If you want to take wild life, I would recommend the 300mm DA*. But it does not mean this lens is not good. This lens is very good lens for land scape, nature, portrait etc. One negative thing if I should put on here, the zoom ring is not continuaslly smooth. The middle of zoom area is slightly heavier. I looked at the Japanese cosumer site and found the same comment. But it is not a big deal to me.

(3 of 6 customers found this review helpful)

 
5.0

Superb Lens!!!

By

from Detroit, Michigan  -  Semi-pro Photographer

This lens is everything I expected and then some. I've only had it for a few days...I going to have so much fun :-) Buy one...you won't regret it!

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Ron L  I would like to know if this lens is as good as the 300mm? It is more expensive even though the 300 is a longer focal length. I am still learning about digital photography. I plan on purchasing a K5 also. Ron
STEVEN A  Very good points from Ron, to which I agree. The 16-50mm is also a decent lens, as like the 17-70mm, has minimal distortion and fast aperture at 2.8, though rated better from around f3.5 on. But I find it also does a great job in focusing and image quality.

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