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9.1 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM

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Overall 10
10

Great lens for my K3

Sattofas, Adorama
2 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: This was purchased for an upcoming trip to Africa to photograph in an animal reserve.
  • Pros: Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

This is a fantastic lens!

J. C. Overgaard, Amazon
15 April 2014
  • Summary: I've only taken it out shooting twice since i got it - once to the zoo and once to a community event. I'm very satisfied with the photos right out of the camera with it, especially photos of people. Very little post-production work was required, which saves me hours over a lens with less appealing rendering. Definitely heavy and long enough that it benefits from support.
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Overall 6
6.0

Not for me.

William W. Whelan "Wiz", Amazon
30 March 2014
  • Summary: Was not happy with this lens. I may have had a bad copy but was disappointed with sharpness. Was big and heavy. Sent it back and got the way less expensive 55-300mm and I like the result better.
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Steven Niewoehner, Amazon
11 March 2014
  • Summary: fast focus and sharp. nice weight, typical great Pentax quality. I would recommend to anybody. wonderful wildlife and landscape lens.
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Overall 10
10

Excellant glass

dangus, Amazon
22 January 2014
  • Summary: I installed the lens on my K-3 and every shot has created a smile. I have great lenses but none I like better than this one. I's a bit heavy but by turning the tripod mount sideways I can hold it very well. This lens and the K-3 work flawlessly together and I'm getting great results. The lens was expensive but after seeing the pictures I realized that the price I payed was a bargain.
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Overall 10
10

Excellent image quality WR

Rudy, Amazon
2 January 2014
  • Summary: Excellent image quality. Very sharp , beautiful color. Smaller than a 70-200 (this is 67 filter size and shorter without the hood) but covering a bit more range. F4 work fast enough for outdoors daytime but consider this lens is very well build and weather resistant WR so ypu can shoot in dust and rain without worries with much better image quality than other consumer zoom on this range. No problems with sdm af.
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Overall 8
8.0

Flawed gem

Vinny, Amazon
17 September 2013
  • Summary: I have had this lens for about a month now. This is a versatile lens, covering a wide range and well. It is well constructed and rated AW (All Weather as opposed to merely WR). If you are reasonably strong and steady, you can hand hold it with amazing results. You may need to increase the shutter speed to reduce shake. It is heavy(more than a kilo!) however for its range and max aperture it is not imposing (only if you add the lens hood and extend it to 250mm).
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Overall 10
10

Love It

Jeffrey A. Hamlin "jefxan", Amazon
1 May 2013
  • Summary: This thing always puts a smile on my face when reviewing my photos. Everything about this lens is great, get one!
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Overall 10
10

NNice Build Quality and Image

Niu Zhaoqun, Amazon
5 February 2013
  • Summary: The best zoom lens from pentax ever. I really hope pentax make a 24-105mm lens too, and also make all prime lenses WR.
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Overall 8
8.0

Required custom fine AF adjustment

Johhny Quadra, Amazon
26 December 2012
  • Summary: I loved my 50-135 f2.8 Pentax for my K-5 Pentax camera. It really grabs a good image amazingly easily. So I thought I needed a bigger zoom, read the positive reviews and ordered a ("like new") 60-250. For several months I have been disappointed with the results from this lens. Then today I decided to check the auto-focus and found it is not quite accurate. Fortunately there were several on-line articles about calibrating the K-5 for individual lenses.
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