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

Last Updated (15 November’12):
– Review & Sample Photos @ Popphoto

The Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR features 50-200mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4-5.6. The lens construction has 11 elements in 10 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 31.5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 43.2 inches and has a filter size of 49mm. The Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR lens weighs 10.1 oz (285g) without hood and it measures 2.7 inches in diameter and 3.1 inches long.

Overall Rating: ★★★★½ | Latest Price Info

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Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Reviews

Popphoto reviews the Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR and writes;
“On our optical bench, tests for sharpness and contrast found Excellent SQF numbers at all focal lengths except 200mm, where it dipped into the Very Good range.”
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User Opinions

Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR User Reviews

“I bought this item as my first extra lens for pentax k-x, i have the kit lens and i’m very pleased with it.. but this is superior quality.. the sharpness of this lens is amazing.. and its fast focus too.. I’m completely satisfied.. I would definitely recommend to buy this lens if your looking for a mid range zoom lens at a very affordable price.. you will not regret..” – By Yheizzi
Rating: ★★★★★

nice lens
“I had a 18-55 and a 100-300 lens, and needed something ‘in between’.. None of my other lenses are any better in low lighting. I needed something to take pictures of bucking bulls in a smaller arena, and this is going to work just perfect. Now I have to wait til spring to use it!” – By Pamela Hynek
Rating: ★★★★★

Good value
“In hind sight I should have spent a bit more money and bought a lens with SDM focussing and more substantial build qualities. Although this 50-200 is good value and captures good images, I find the focussing a bit clunky. It is good value and ideal for one of the Pentax DSLR’s lower down in the line. The flagship model, K5, deserves a better built more substantial lens.” – By Ken Bramble
Rating: ★★★★☆

Great universal Pentax tele-lense
“With a fast focus response time, excellent contrast and overall sharpness across the lens range, I find that this lens approaches the performance of my Pentax 105mm prime lens, but has the flexiblity of a great zoom range, along with full coupling to the auto/focus, auto/exposure systems of Pentax cameras.” – By Ray Janus
Rating: ★★★★★

Great lens, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Love it – took it to Yosemite and made some really nice images. Not too heavy, very easy to use.” – by Kristin McWeeney

Very nice lens! | Rating: ★★★★★
“The lens coupled with the K7 takes very sharp jpegs with good color. It focuses very fast too. I’ve got some excellent action shots with this lens. The lens is also very compact and light considering its zoom capability. “ – by M. Emerson

Great versatility – Pentax DA50-200mm F/4-5.6 ED WR Lens/Pentax K7 | Rating: ★★★★★
“Now to the lens, lens is perfect for use along the Gulf coast in the high humidity, heat, rain environments. The lens is weather resistant, well constructed and sealed against the elements. Displays very high build quality overall and has excellent optics. The photos uploaded to Amazon demonstrate this lens performance at the extremes – macro and telephoto. The photos were taken with the new K7 Pentax DSLR. Very fast focus and great looking pictures.” – by Rusty Miller

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Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Specifications

The smc PENTAX DA 50-200mm F4-5.6 ED WR offers 4X zoom coverage in the telephoto range.

Weather-resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions.

The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.

The Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements offer superior sharpness with minimum chromatic and spherical aberration.

A simple, functional design provides improved operability and body-based depth of field control.

The focal length is equivalent to 76.5-307mm in the 35mm format.

Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLR cameras.

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