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Pentax SMC DA 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM
8.9 out of 10

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

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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

Fenyx, pentaxforums.com
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
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Overall 10
10

Five Stars

JJP, Amazon
21 February 2016
  • Summary: Great lens, matches my Canon L lenses. Build quality, sharpness, handling etc., all very good. I would buy again.
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Overall 10
10

As of today, 12/10/15, the focus works as ...

Arthur Clarke, Amazon
10 December 2015
  • Summary: As of today, 12/10/15, the focus works as expected, but I have had to replace the focus motor twice since I purchased the lens.
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Overall 10
10

Can't Go Worng With This Lens!

Wilmo, B&H Photo
29 August 2015
  • Excerpt: This lens delivers! Fast autofocus. Excellent bokeh. Solid construction. No lens creep, yet still easy to zoom. No worries about rain or dust. Good price for top quality.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Superb lens in all areas.

Frank, B&H Photo
18 August 2015
  • 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...
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Excellent addition to my lenses

John, B&H Photo
13 August 2015
  • 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
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Overall 10
10

User Review

jules, pentaxforums.com
29 May 2015
  • 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
  • Cons: Autofocus not the best for fast action
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Overall 10
10

User Review

type, pentaxforums.com
23 November 2014
  • 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.
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Overall 10
10

User Review

jrpower10, pentaxforums.com
27 October 2014
  • Excerpt: Finally, after more than a year of hemming and hawing, I bought this lens. As I've seen posted so many times before, what was I waiting for
  • Pros: 4x zoom, sharp, bokeh, etc, etc
  • Cons: Well, it doesn't focus real close, but that's pretty picky.
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Overall 10
10

Wow

Homo_erectus, B&H Photo
25 September 2014
  • 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
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