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Pentax SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM
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 8
8.0

User Review

sunfog, pentaxforums.com
1 week ago
  • Excerpt: I bought it as a second "walk around" lens to my sigma 17-70 (C). Sigma is a way sharper at similar focal length. And as a telephoto lens I expected it to be better on a long end, but no, it is not quite sharp at 250 mm.
  • Pros: Constant f/4
  • Cons: Sharpness at 250
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Overall 8
8.0

Good choice

William H. Hayes "Bill", Amazon
18 August 2014
Overall 8
8.0

Flawed gem

Amazon Customer, 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 8
8.0

User Review

Sandy Hancock, pentaxforums.com
19 January 2013
  • Excerpt: I had very high expectations from this lens, but the bottom line is I preferred my Sigma 70-200 in every respect apart from the weather resistance.
  • Pros: zoom range, WR, build quality
  • Cons: minimum focal distance, size at 250mm
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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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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens but a little bit short

Toshi, Adorama
9 May 2010
  • Excerpt: 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*.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Excellent mais lourd

JB, Amazon
7 May 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Un bon cheval

Stavros, Amazon
7 May 2012
  • Summary: Cet objectif remplit ses promesses, c'est une des offres les plus intéressantes de la gamme Pentax. Son premier attrait est bien sûr sa plage de focales étendue (x 4,16), mieux que ses concurrents des grandes marques. Mérite supplémentaire, cette plage de focales étendue ne se paie pas par des distorsions marquées. L'ouverture constante en facilite l'utilisation en zooming et pour ma part c'est un point essentiel.
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Overall 8
8.0

beau caillou!

Patrick Dumoulin, Amazon
19 April 2012
Overall 8
8.0

Überlegenswert

Roland Fender, Amazon
19 October 2010
  • Summary: Von der Haptik und Konstruktion kann ich nur gutes berichten. Wie bei alle DA* Objektive verwendet Pentax auch hier hochwertige Materialien. Die aus Metall gefertigte Stativschelle ist leicht entfernbar während der drehbaren Ring am Objektiv bleibt. Der SDM Fokussierantieb ist angenehm leise aber nicht sehr schnell, trotz reicht kleinen drehweg an der Fokussierring. Das Gewicht macht das Objektiv eh ungeeignet für die kleine Pentax Kameras (K-x, K-r).
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