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.
Reviewed by 4 customers
This was purchased for an upcoming trip to Africa to photograph in an animal reserve.
An great lens with superb image quality, rugged construction, smooth autofocus, and nice large control rings.
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.
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!