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

You Pay: $246.95
Product Highlights
  • For Use in Pentax Digital SLR Cameras With KAF-mounts.

The SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Lens is a medium-range 4X telephoto zoom, designed for exclusive use with PENTAX KAF-mount digital SLR cameras. This DA 50-200mm zoom features a responsive "Quick-Shift Focus System" that allows photographers to instantly switch the focus mode from auto to manual with a slight twist of the focus ring.

This lens boasts a simple, functional design, is weather sealed plus has a SP (Super Protect) coating to keep the lens free of grease, dust and other elements which could impact lens function and image quality. This lens also features an Extra-low Dispersion (ED) glass lens element and two aspherical lens elements for true-to-life image reproduction and overall size reduction. The image circle in DA-series lenses is designed to perfectly match the 23.5 x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in PENTAX digital SLRs to optimize camera performance.

Weather Resistant
SP (Super Protect) Coating Repels Dust, Water and Grease
4X Zoom Coverage in the Telephoto Range
Quick-Shift Focus System for Instant Auto to Manual Focusing
Extra-Low Dispersion (ED) Glass Lens Element
Two Aspherical Lens Elements for Superior Sharpness
Minimal Chromatic and Spherical Abberation
Simple, Functional Design
Equivalent to 75-300mm in the 35mm Format
Performance
Focal Length 50 - 200mm
Comparable APS-C Focal Length: 76.5 - 307 mm
Aperture Maximum: f/4.5 - 5.6
Minimum: f/22 - 32
Camera Mount Type Pentax K
Format Compatibility Pentax Digital (APS-C)
Angle of View 31.5° - 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance 3.60' (1.10 m)
Magnification 0.24x
Maximum Reproduction Ratio 1:4
Elements/Groups 11/10
Diaphragm Blades 6
Features
Image Stabilization No
Autofocus Yes
Tripod Collar No
Physical
Filter Thread 49 mm
Dimensions (DxL) Approx. 2.7 x 3.1" (6.86 x 7.87 cm)
Weight 10.1 oz (286 g)
Pentax SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens
  • Lens Hood (PH-RBD49)
  • 49mm Front Lens Cap (31526)
  • Rear Lens Cap B
  • 1-Year Manufacturers Warranty
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    SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens
     
    4.4

    (based on 29 reviews)

    Ratings Distribution

    • 5 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 4 Stars

       

      (14)

    • 3 Stars

       

      (0)

    • 2 Stars

       

      (1)

    • 1 Stars

       

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    93%

    of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

    Pros

    • Lightweight (24)
    • Easy to use (21)
    • Durable (18)
    • Reliable (14)
    • Easily interchangeable (6)

    Cons

      Best Uses

      • Travel (17)
      • Landscape photography (13)
      • Everyday (11)
      • Home (7)
      • Portraits (6)
        • Reviewer Profile:
        • Enthusiast (17), Photo enthusiast (4)
        • Was this a gift?:
        • No (24)

      Most Liked Positive Review

       

      Versatile lens

      I shoot from a wheel chair in most weaher and appreciate weather sealing. Zoom range allows goo0 panoramas and close shots. Not a macro, but very good when the subject is further from...Read complete review

      I shoot from a wheel chair in most weaher and appreciate weather sealing. Zoom range allows goo0 panoramas and close shots. Not a macro, but very good when the subject is further from shooting position than desired. Great detail in jpeg and RAW, but will show purple fringe if pushed too far in procesing RAW. This is easily removed before final printing.

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      Most Liked Negative Review

       

      Waste of money! Unless you need a WR len

      I have owned 3 pentax cameras, k-x,k-r and now the k-5. I have used many many differnt lenses on all 3 cameras and i have to say this is one of the...Read complete review

      I have owned 3 pentax cameras, k-x,k-r and now the k-5. I have used many many differnt lenses on all 3 cameras and i have to say this is one of the worst lenses i have ever used. The only good thing other than the colors is the WR. It may be a bad copy, I dont know but im returning it for the sigma 50-200 hsm, os lens. I have owned the sigma before and it was head and shoulders above the pentax 50-200mm wr.

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      4.0

      it's not another "tele"

      By aliennani

      from Santiago, Chile

      About Me Enthusiastic photographer

      Verified Buyer

      Pros

      • Clean
      • Easy To Use
      • Wheater Resistant

      Cons

      • Noisy
      • Slow focusing

      Best Uses

      • Shooting Outdoors
      • Sports

      Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

      I use it for wildlife and sport situations.
      Very clean and WR, but noisy and not so fast as I want.

      Good relation price/work

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      5.0

      great lens great price

      By pete339

      from Western Mass

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        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

            feels solid, looks great, focus was fast and it took sharp pictures with my K5. tried various settings and the lens came through.

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            4.0

            Great Lens for the price!

            By Johnny R

            from Westminster, CO

            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

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            Pros

            • Easy To Use
            • Lightweight

            Cons

              Best Uses

              • Everyday use
              • Home
              • Landscape Photography
              • Traveling

              Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

              I used this DA 50-200 Lens to take some shots of the Arizona Sunset and then whatched them on our
              HD-TV and they looked great! Smooth auto-focus and the zoom is just what I needed.

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              5.0

              All Wet

              By The Hipper

              from Conifer, CO

              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

              Verified Buyer

              Pros

              • Durable
              • Easy To Use
              • Lightweight
              • Reliable

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Everyday use
                • Home
                • Landscape Photography
                • Macro Photography
                • Portraits
                • Traveling

                Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                For me it is the perfect set up on my GX10 or K30.
                In the Duck blind, Goose pit,ski slopes or lake Powell it's perfect for me.
                Small ,Light ,accurate and smooth zoom for getting my wildlife, snow and water skiing shots.
                The zoom works great for getting pics at family events as they are more natural when they don't know there picture is being taken.
                The price is right also. I won't be crying when the lens finally succoms to the harsh enviroments it will be expposed to.

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                4.0

                Versatile lens

                By Wheel Chair Photographer

                from Middle Georgia

                About Me Semi-Professional

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Use
                • Lightweight
                • Reliable

                Cons

                  Best Uses

                    Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                    I shoot from a wheel chair in most weaher and appreciate weather sealing. Zoom range allows goo0 panoramas and close shots. Not a macro, but very good when the subject is further from shooting position than desired. Great detail in jpeg and RAW, but will show purple fringe if pushed too far in procesing RAW. This is easily removed before final printing.

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                    • No

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                    4.0

                    Super buy with the combo discount

                    By COG

                    from Flower Mound, TX

                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                    Verified Buyer

                    Pros

                    • Easy To Use
                    • Lightweight

                    Cons

                      Best Uses

                      • Everyday use
                      • Landscape Photography

                      Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                      I purchased this lens in combination with a Pentax K-5. It really wasn't on my radar to purchase, but with the discount it brought the price down to $. I couldn't justify not buying the lens for that price. All in all it is actually pretty good. Focus works well as long as you have good light. Again, I was not in the market for this lens, but at the price it has turned out to be a real bargain.

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                      4.0

                      Delightful new world of Photography

                      By dickie bird

                      from PA Dutch Country

                      About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                      Verified Buyer

                      Pros

                      • Durable
                      • Easy To Use
                      • Lightweight

                      Cons

                        Best Uses

                          Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                          This new adventure to my world of Digital shooting is a wonderful relief from trying to use my old manual lenses on my Pentax K5. My favorite Asahi 100mm Macro that I used on my Pentax LX just did not 'cut it' for action nature shots. This new 50-200 ED WR Zoom is a delight. I feel like a kid again - with a new toy.

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                          5.0

                          Big Giant in Little Case

                          By Genius

                          from San Jose, Costa Rica

                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                          Verified Buyer

                          Pros

                          • Easy To Use
                          • Lightweight
                          • Reliable

                          Cons

                            Best Uses

                            • Everyday use
                            • Landscape Photography
                            • Portraits
                            • Traveling

                            Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                            A great product for my daily photo activities.
                            Very good image quality
                            The size I was looking for
                            No complaints at all!

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                            (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                             
                            5.0

                            I'd purchase this one for a friend!

                            By darkeone

                            from Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada

                            About Me Casual user

                            Verified Buyer

                            Pros

                            • Durable
                            • Easy To Use
                            • Lightweight
                            • Reliable

                            Cons

                              Best Uses

                              • Landscape Photography
                              • Portraits
                              • Traveling

                              Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                              Great lens. Beautiful photos. Easy to use. delivery was extremely fast. well packaged.

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                              2.0

                              Waste of money! Unless you need a WR len

                              By East ky man

                              from Ky usa

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Pros

                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                              • Not sharp

                              Best Uses

                              • Home
                              • Studio

                              Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                              I have owned 3 pentax cameras, k-x,k-r and now the k-5. I have used many many differnt lenses on all 3 cameras and i have to say this is one of the worst lenses i have ever used. The only good thing other than the colors is the WR. It may be a bad copy, I dont know but im returning it for the sigma 50-200 hsm, os lens. I have owned the sigma before and it was head and shoulders above the pentax 50-200mm wr.

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                              • No

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                              (2 of 2 customers found this review helpful)

                               
                              5.0

                              Excellent lens

                              By Mike

                              from MD

                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                              Verified Buyer

                              Pros

                              • Durable
                              • Easy To Use
                              • Lightweight

                              Cons

                                Best Uses

                                • Everyday use
                                • Home
                                • Traveling

                                Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                Recently purchased for some wedding shooting. Great pictures from across the church and not much bigger than the kit 18-55mm lens.

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                                5.0

                                Fantastic Lens

                                By jesse15

                                from Lewistown , Pa.

                                About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                Verified Buyer

                                Pros

                                • Durable
                                • Easy To Use
                                • Lightweight
                                • Reliable

                                Cons

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                  I bought this lens to replace a Pentax 100-300mm FA I NO LONGER USE AND JUST LOVE THE QUALITY OF PICTURES I AM GETTING FROM IT.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good one for the price

                                  By Mr. Watson

                                  from Santa Barbara, CA

                                  About Me Casual user

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Durable
                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight
                                  • Reliable

                                  Cons

                                  • Bulky

                                  Best Uses

                                  • Everyday use
                                  • Home
                                  • Landscape Photography
                                  • Portraits
                                  • Traveling

                                  Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                  Good for the beginners and you can't beat the price.

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                                  4.0

                                  Good field lens at a bargain price.

                                  By Chipper

                                  from Virginia Beach, VA

                                  About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                  Verified Buyer

                                  Pros

                                  • Easy To Use
                                  • Lightweight

                                  Cons

                                    Best Uses

                                    • Everyday use
                                    • Landscape Photography
                                    • Traveling

                                    Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                    Due ti its compact size, light weight, weather resistance and better than average optical quality, this lens is a really good choice for all general field applications. From family outings to grand landscapes; install this lens and leave it on. Quick, quiet focus and easy zoom allow for great candids and while the 4-5.6 apature limits indoor use, this range isn't an indoor fit anyway. Great compliment to the 18-55 giving 95% of us everything we need.

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                                    5.0

                                    The lens i was looking for

                                    By Jean-Marc

                                    from Boucherville, Québec, Canada

                                    About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                    Verified Buyer

                                    Pros

                                    • Durable
                                    • Easy To Use
                                    • Lightweight

                                    Cons

                                      Best Uses

                                      • Landscape Photography
                                      • Portraits
                                      • Traveling

                                      Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                      I use this lens for nature and
                                      travelling photography. I always have Pentax products and i was every time satisfied. This lens is a very good choice for my use.

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                                      4.0

                                      Sometimes you need one.

                                      By animator phil

                                      from Arvada, CO

                                      About Me Professional

                                      Verified Buyer

                                      Pros

                                      • Durable
                                      • Easy To Use
                                      • Lightweight
                                      • Reliable

                                      Cons

                                        Best Uses

                                        • Traveling

                                        Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                        I gave my wife my *iSTD Pentax when I moved up to my K20D. I also bought a 75 to 300mm to go with it. Every time we're out shooting together, she wants to borrow the 75 to 300 and from that point on, I never see it again. So I got this lens just for her. It's just long enough to suit her and tough enough to take her abuse.

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                                        5.0

                                        Perfect Pentax Quality

                                        By JJ

                                        from Niagara Falls, NY

                                        About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                        Verified Buyer

                                        Pros

                                        • Durable
                                        • Easy To Use
                                        • Reliable

                                        Cons

                                          Best Uses

                                          • Landscape Photography
                                          • Traveling

                                          Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                          I have been shooting pictures with Pentax cameras since 1970's.
                                          This lens exemplifies what Pentax lenes are all about, clear precise pictures, durable and versatile.
                                          I take a wide range of pictures from events to nature, people. The Pentax lens and equipment excel in every area.
                                          If your looking for a non-professional type lens, look no further. Joe Busch, NY

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                                          4.0

                                          good value lens

                                          By Terry

                                          from Portland OR

                                          About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                          Verified Buyer

                                          Pros

                                          • Durable
                                          • Easy To Use
                                          • Lightweight
                                          • Reliable

                                          Cons

                                            Best Uses

                                            • Landscape Photography
                                            • Traveling

                                            Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                            Good lens foe the price. I live in Portland OR so WR is important to me

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                                            4.0

                                            Great kit lens!

                                            By clickthis1

                                            from Chicago, IL

                                            About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                            Verified Buyer

                                            Pros

                                            • Easy To Use
                                            • Lightweight
                                            • Reliable

                                            Cons

                                              Best Uses

                                              • Everyday use
                                              • Traveling

                                              Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                              Truly water resistant. Did not intend expose to extreme conditions but lens and camera (K10D) got soaked and splashed multiple times and survived during spring break at a Wisconsin Dells water park. Happy to use as a walkaround lens.

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                                              4.0

                                              Great for travel/weather

                                              By dhugo3

                                              from Olathe, KS

                                              About Me Hobbyist/Enthusiast

                                              Verified Buyer

                                              Pros

                                              • Cheap
                                              • Durable
                                              • Easy To Use
                                              • Lightweight
                                              • Reliable

                                              Cons

                                                Best Uses

                                                • Bad Weather
                                                • Everyday use
                                                • Traveling

                                                Comments about SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens:

                                                Nice light weight lens that is a good focal length for me to carry on trips. I also like the WR for when my wife and I are hiking to see her waterfalls. This is a lot of lens for the money.

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