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

Last updated (01 January’12):
- Review by Photozone

The Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM features 60-250mm at focal length with maximum aperture of f/4. The lens construction has 15 elements in 13 groups and has diagonal angle of view at 26.5 degrees. Closest focusing distance at 43.2 inches and has a filter size of 67mm. The Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM lens weighs 36.7 oz. (w/o hood) and it measures 3.2 inches in diameter and 6.6 inches long.

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

Expert Reviews

Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Reviews

Photozone reviews the Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM and writes;
“The Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM is a highly desirable long tele zoom lens with only minor weaknesses (except QC maybe). It is very sharp through its range and even the secondary aspects such as distortions, vignetting and lateral CAs are well controlled.”
Rating: ★★★★☆

SLRGear reviews the Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM and writes;
“Optically, the Pentax 60-250mm ƒ/4 is a winner: with excellent results for sharpness, even wide open, low amounts of CA and virtually no light falloff or distortion, it’s an easy decision if you’re already considering this lens and just needed to know whether or not it performed.”
Rating: ★★★★½

User Opinions

Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM User Reviews

So sharp you can shave with it. | Rating: ★★★★★
“Superb lens worth the asking price. Image quality and bokeh is in league with most primes of similar range and aperture. Who should buy this lens? Anyone who needs an extra sharp, sports, wildlife, or general purpose lens with f/4 at the long end….” – by E. J Tastad

Best long tele zoom for Pentax DSRL, | Rating: ★★★★★
“Sharp from wide open, great color rendering, excellent construction, weather sealed . This is an excellent lens for Pentax DSRL cameras. I have nothing but positive to say about it after one month of use with K-7. Though it has no zoom locking, the barrel shows no creeping. The tripod mount is easy to take out when not needed and collar has 90 degree locking points that you feel very clearly when turning the collar…” – by Timo Torma

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Features & Specifications

Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Specifications

Pentax SMCP-DA 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Auto Focus Telephoto Zoom Lens Features

Versatile zoom you’ll want on every photo excursion

Designed to deliver top optical performance, the smc PENTAX DA* 60-250mm F4 ED SDM is a versatile telephoto zoom lens. Combiningadvanced technologies including super-low-dispersion optical elements, extra-low dispersion (ED) optical elements and PENTAX original lens coatings, this multipurpose lens assures outstanding image quality with clear, high-contrast images, even at image field edges.

It features water and dust resistant sealing for reliable operation in inclement conditions, and a PENTAX Quick-Shift Focus system allowing instant auto-to-manual focus switching. The objective lens surface is treated with the PENTAX original Super Protect (SP) coating. This special fluorine compound is applied to the lens surface through a vapor deposition process creating a surface that effectively repels dust, water and grease, making it easy to wipe off fingerprints/cosmetic marks.

With special lens coatings, ideal curvature and best positioning of optical elements, this lens is designed to optimize digital imaging characteristics, while effectively minimizing flare and ghosting.


* High performance zoom telephoto lens.
* PENTAX SDM autofocus system for accurate, quiet focusing performance.
* Weather and dust resistant construction for safe and reliable operation in the field.
* Quick-shift Focus System for instant switching from autofocus to manual focus.
* PENTAX SP coating protects the exposed lens elements.
* ED lens elements compensate for chromatic aberration.
* Focal length equivalent to 92-383mm (in 35mm format).
* Developed specifically for PENTAX digital SLRs.

See also: Lens Reviews | Pentax Lenses

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