Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM
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4 weeks ago
Excerpt: So I bought a copy for a fairly reasonable price, so I can not say that I was disappointed lens. But I would not buy it at the price of "B&H". Someone having more fat wallet may think otherwise. In relation to the optical lens is almost perfect.
Pros: Sharp telezoom, low CA, silent AF, water resist.
Cons: not so big aperture, sharpnes loss @60&250mm, lazy AF, overpriced new
Excerpt: Outstanding image quality, construction and ease of use on my K3. Great useful range and not too heavy for some handheld shots. I understand it's also full frame equivalent with no crop-factor when used on the (eventual) FF Pentax DSLR - we'll have to wait and see but if so, that would be...
Excerpt: Used for a variety of applications: Nature, and Transportation photography. This lens is half the weight of my Sigma 50-500mm, which still allows it to be a walk around lens. When paired with the new Pentax 1.4x telextender it boosts the lens to a 350mm (approx 500mm in a full frame format).
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
Excerpt: For a four and a bit times zoom it is simply fabulous! The range is far more useful than a 70-210 and no doubt sharper than the latter with a 1.4 convertor. One of the Jewels in the Ricoh/Pentax crown.
Pros: light for focal length, sharpness, size, ergonomics
Excerpt: I wanted another high-quality telephoto that could take me beyond the 200mm that my full-frame set up gives me. My travel-light system being Pentax K-5s and FA Limiteds, I researched this lens extensively and got one very cheap on Ebay, in mint condition.
Pros: Sharp, good colour and contrast throughout.
Cons: Difference in FOV between 200-250 almost unnoticeable.
Excerpt: I've been using the lens to take shots of the ducks at my local pond. I previously had a Tamron 70-200 F/2.8 and the Pentax basically blows the Tamron out of the water. It tracks movement better, focuses faster, almost never hunts, has better color, better contrast, nicer sharpness.
Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction