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|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 the 35mm 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.|
|UPC||027075113695, 027075154315, 4961333113699, 915436789019|
|Focus Type||Auto & Manual|
|Focal Length (mm)||50-200mm|
Average review score based on 27 user reviews
Ever since I lost my Petri pocket 35mm camera way back in the late Seventies, I've been a loyal Pentax SLR customer; K1000 to ME to ME Super to ME Super Program. When the time came to go digital, I stuck with the brand because with some limitations I would be able to continue using my old lenses with the new camera body. Then I got used to my istD's autofocus feature. Ultimately the digital's 18-55mm lens wasn't enough and I didn't relish the idea of trotting out my old manual zooms; plus, those babies are long and heavy.
Noting that Pentax's 50-200mm DF autofocus retails for close to $250, I started shopping around. I found it new on ebay for about half that price and quickly snapped it up. When the lens arrived I gave it the once-over then mounted it to the camera to check out its performance, strictly from a subjective approach though!
The longer lens it everything I hoped for and more. It works flawlessly and the resultant photos are just fine for my purposes. I have yet to explore the full possibilities of my istD, but I'm confident that the new lens is equal in quality to the original shorter-focal-length zoom.
One feature that I didn't expect is that when fully collapsed the 50-200 is only slightly longer (and no larger in diameter) than the 18-55. Best of all, it is almost as light as it's shorter sibling. Not having actually weighed either lens, I'd guess that the two together don't weigh as much as my Vivitar 28-200.
One minor annoyance involves manipulating the lens cap. With the light hood in place, it's difficult to remove the cap and darned near impossible to replace it. Of course, with the hood removed, this is literally a snap. Still, I fret that over time the constant removing and replacing of the hood will wear down the over-center snap lock that holds it in place (and that when that finally happens, buying a replacement will be impossible, expensive, or both).
Like stringmike I also bought this lens to complement the 18-55mm kit lens included with my Samsung Gx-20. The combination of build quality, optical performance, light weight and small size make this lens a good value. Auto-focus performance overall is good. Though not as good as faster and more expensive offerings from Pentax and others. The 50-200mm offers the equivalent of 76.5-306mm in 35mm format. This makes the Pentax smc DA 50-200mm an ideal low cost choice for portraits and outdoor events.
For the serious amateur the Pentax smc DA 50-200mm is a bargain. Recommended.
I recently bought my first digital SLR, a Pentax K 100D. It came with the kit lens, an 18 -50mm DA. I bought the camera because I have owned a Pentax Spotmatic for over 40 years, have 3 lenses for it, extention tubes and a 3xs tele converter. Obviously I like the quality of the Pentax camera line. When researching to buy my first digital camera, I discovered that nearly every lens made by Pentax and other companies that fit pentax cameras, with the proper adapter, will fit Pentax digital SLRs. I bought the 50mm-200mm to compliment the kit lens. I am very happy with it. I got it from a good seller and got it at an excillent price. I went out last weekend to a waterfowl refuge and got some great shots of Tundra Swans, Allution Geese, Egrits, and Marsh Hawks. I plan to use E-bay to shop for a prime lens I can use for macro photography and maybe a wide-angle prime for some street photography.
I have shopped on Ebay for my photography equipment for over 5 years and am very pleased with my purchases. If you do your homework,learn what the market is for whatevery peice of equipment you are looking for, and exercise some patience, you can find great values.
I recently purchased a digital Pentax camera. The lens that was included in the package was a standard 18-55mm. I wanted another lens to capture images farther away and bring them up close, but a lens that I would not have to rely on using a tripod with. This Pentax 50-200mm lens is perfect for that purpose. I have used it for portraits as well as scenery. It is very lightweight which scares me a little because I don't know how well it will take the bumps and knocks of my photography profession. I do like it though overall and am very satisfied.
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