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Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR
8.5 out of 10

Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR

With a medium range 4X telephoto zoom in an affordable, durable Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR

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Overall 8
8.0

Good IQ

Tan, B&H Photo
4 January 2016
  • Excerpt: Would be nice to have a little spacer between the focusing ring and the zoom ring, otherwise its a great lens that takes great pictures.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Ravenspurn, pentaxforums.com
18 December 2015
  • Excerpt: Wide open, it's really soft, and requires f:8 or higher to obtain clean shots, but f:11 produces cleaner shots, though this means that you need to push the ISO higher than desired which can produce noisy images.
  • Pros: Lightweight, WR, Focal Length
  • Cons: Softness, Slight CA
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens

DAR, B&H Photo
27 May 2015
  • Excerpt: sharp pictures and light weight!
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

kanadias, pentaxforums.com
18 May 2015
  • Excerpt: Wasn't really expecting much of the lens but I was pleasantly surprised. I did not have any WR lens nor did I have anything in this focal range, so I thought... 2 birds.
  • Pros: Light weight, WR, fast to focus in good light, price
  • Cons: Not so sharp
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Sportsgal501, pentaxforums.com
7 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I picked this lens since I wanted to make sure I felt comfortable switching from Canon to Pentax, it didn't make since to drop a lot of money in case I would have returned the camera.
  • Pros: Light weight|WR|Inexpensive
  • Cons: Slow focus for action sports
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Overall 8
8.0

Until I upgrade

Sportsgal501, B&H Photo
2 December 2014
  • Excerpt: I picked up this lens before I decided on which Pentax K-5iis or K-3 I was going to purchase.Weather Resistant,light weight and a zoom was a few of the main reasons. So far it's decent walk-around lens, I will be picking up either the Pentax 18-135mm or f/2.8 by Sigma or Tamron in a few weeks.The...
  • Pros: Compact Design, Easy To Use, Improves Picture Quality
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Overall 8
8.0

the lens seems to be OK

Leon Wechsler "LW", Amazon
10 December 2013
  • Summary: Did not use it much because the camera that I have is to complicated, but the lens seems to be OK I switched it in favor of a super-zoom single fixed lens with auto focus. It is not for regular folks, it's more for dedicated photographers.
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Overall 8
8.0

it's not another "tele"

aliennani, B&H Photo
25 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I use it for wildlife and sport situations. Very clean and WR, but noisy and not so fast as I want. Good relation price/work
  • Pros: Clean, Easy To Use, Wheater Resistant
  • Cons: Noisy, Slow focusing
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

pesao, pentaxforums.com
31 October 2013
  • Excerpt: Sharpness is not good on borders, but colour and contrast is quite good. Performs quite well between 70 and 150mm from f 5.6. Not good at 50mm and from 150 to 200 until f8.
  • Pros: Light, compact, WR, usefull focal lenght, not so bad optical quality
  • Cons: inconstant and unpredictable immage quality, dark, slow AF
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

fgaudet, pentaxforums.com
22 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I didn't really want this lens, I placed a low bid on an auction and won it. I wanted a WR lens to match with my K5 for shooting in bad weather condition (sandy places, rainy/snowy days) I would have preferred the 18-135 but for the price, this one will do.
  • Pros: Compact, nice range, WR, Quick-Shift focus
  • Cons: A bit slow, a bit flimsy
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