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Pentax smc DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED

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Overall 10
10
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Notflyingblind, Walmart
24 July 2008
  • Summary: Perfect match for the K10D. Takes over where the stock lens leaves off and takes you all the way up to 200MM (300 effective). Light weight and easy to handle.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

photophool, Walmart
26 March 2008
  • Summary: This telephoto lens performs flawlessly and does everthing I expect of it.
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Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA review by wavefunc

wavefunc, slrgear.com
22 August 2007
  • Summary: If you want a low-cost, small, and/or lightweight zoom for this range, then this is the perfect lens. The image quality isn't the greatest, but is as good as one could expect at this price and weight. I got it because I wanted a telephoto zoom that I would be able to take on long hiking trips where weight was an issue, and I was on a tight budget. This lens fit those criteria and I'm very pleased with it overall.
  • Pros: small and lightweight, very good image quality for the price.
  • Cons: If you want a low-cost, small, and/or lightweight zoom for this range, then this is the perfect lens. The image quality isn't the greatest, but is as good as one could expect at this price and weight. I got it because I wanted a telephoto zoom that I would be able to take on long hiking trips where weight was an issue, and I was on a tight budget. This lens fit those criteria and I'm very pleased with it overall.
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Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA review by dreamlogic

dreamlogic, slrgear.com
10 January 2007
  • Summary: I bought this lens as a cheap way to cover the 100-200mm range and the 1:4 macro, not expecting much from it in the image quality department. I was very surprised by how well it performs, even at 200mm. Images are much shaper than I expected and the bokeh is not bad either. I haven't really used the 50mm side as I have primes in that range.
  • Pros: affordable, very good for the price, decent bokeh, 1:4 macro
  • Cons: slow (f/4-f/5.6), seems fragile when fully extended
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Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA review by ivegotacamera

ivegotacamera, slrgear.com
8 January 2007
  • Summary: This a great zoom lens to use with the Pentax DSLRs. It's small and lightweight, inexpensive and gives good reults overall. It's a little slow and not the best near wide open, but I'm very glad it's in my camera bag. It's a little plasticky felling for my tastes, but it seems to be holding up fine.
  • Pros: great value, nice and small
  • Cons: kind of slow
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Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA review by bobtreat

bobtreat, slrgear.com
7 January 2007
  • Summary: Metal lens Mounts. Large rubber zoom ring. Quiet, quick & accurate auto focus. Quality of photographs very high for a kit lens and are comparable to much more expensive pro caliber zoom lenses. Good close focusing distance for macro shots (39.5" to 42.5" aprox) Quick shift AF/MF mechanism. For the price this lens is a steal!
  • Pros: This is another very good & affordable Kit lens from Pentax
  • Cons: Somewhat slow in low light f4.0-5.6
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Overall 8
8.0
Value for money 10
10

User Review

Photography Review
10 December 2006
  • Summary: After considering several more expensive lenses in this zoom range, I decided to try the Pentax 50-200 for my K10D. I purchased the Pentax 16-45 for an all around lens and was impressed with the build and quality so my hope was that this lens would be a 'sleeper; for the price. I do a lot of shooting with a telephoto zoom and had previously used the Sigma 70-200 F2.8 with very good results but was not crazy about carrying a big and heavy lens around.
  • Pros: cost, size, weight, performance
  • Cons: a bit slow to focus but better than the Sigma in this regard.
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Pentax 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED SMC P-DA review by ccallana

ccallana, slrgear.com
30 November 2006
  • Summary: This lens is a perfect companion to the 18-55mm kit lens. The price is not a good indicator of the performance of this lens. It is very light, compact and provides great optics. Its a little short on the 50mm end for a perfect walk-around lens, but it comes close. Great value for the money - highly recommend picking this lens up.
  • Pros: Small, light, great quality for the price
  • Cons: None so far
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Overall 8
8.0

Brilliant lens same size as standerd lens

CC Gateshead, Amazon
7 October 2013
  • Summary: Great lens and links to all Pentax digital features. Slight disappointment it came without the lens hood shown but another £10 you can but a fitted hood.
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Overall 8
8.0

Photograph misleading: No Lense Hood

K Wadsworth, Amazon
1 July 2012
  • Summary: The lense is great, however, as you can see from the product photograph it shows a lense hood which was not in the box. Because the written description did not mention a lense hood I let it pass.
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