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SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED Lens

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SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED lens

SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED lens

Optical design

SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED optical design

Format: APS-C (crop)

Type: Zoom lens

Focusing: Auto Focus (AF)

Lens mounts: Pentax K

First year of production: 2005

Optical design: 11 elements in 10 groups. One low-dispersion element

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Average price: $243


Focal lengthMax. apertureMin. apertureBladesMin. Focus (m.)Filter Ø (mm.)Weight (gr/oz)Length (mm/in)
50mm - 200mmf/4.0 - f/5.6f/3261.152260/9,278/3,1

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The SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED

  • Angles of view: 31.5 ° - 8.1 °
  • Max. magnification: 0.24x

The SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED  is a telephoto zoom lens with a popular range of focal lengths for cameras with the Pentaх КАF2 bayonet mount.

Equivalent focal length in 35 mm format: 76.5 - 306 mm

It features a very reasonable price-quality relationship.

The SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED pros:

  • Aspherical elements and one ED glass element  (contrast and resolution enhancement, minimization of aberrations).
  • Proprietary Super Multi Coating (SMC).
  • Non-rotating front element (usability of polarizing and gradient filters, as well as other attachments)
  • Special fluorine-based SP coating (for protection against external agencies).
  • Petal hood, equipped with a slide-out window for the easy operation of polarizing filters, included.
  • Instant switching between AF and MF modes.
  • Light weight and small size.

The SMCPentaxDA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED cons:

  • Insufficient lens speed.
  • Insufficient sharpness in the range of 50-70 mm.
  • Notable loss of resolution on the edges when wide open (especially at 50 mm and 200 mm).
  • Not very steady, occasionally hunting autofocus .
  • Notable vignetting at open apertures.

The SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/ 4-5.6 ED lens is a good choice as a low-end telephoto kit lens. It can be used for shooting genre scenes, remote subjects, including animals, as well as for portrait photography.

Posted by: SmileCat   Date of publication: 12.11.2010

Photos taken with this lens SMC Pentax DA 50-200 mm f/ 4-5.6 ED:

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A couple
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Long-tailed tawny owl
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Mechanical quality4.002
Optical quality4.502
Pricing / Value4.004
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