Pentax Zoom Telephoto 60-250mm f/4 ED DA* SDM Autofocus Lens

BH #PE602504DA • MFR #21750
Pentax Zoom Telephoto 60-250mm f/4 ED DA* SDM Autofocus Lens
Key Features
  • 2 ED (Extra-Low Dispersion) Elements
Finally available as a serious zoom telephoto for sports, wildlife, and other applications, the Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens truly adds an important element to the collection of lenses for the Pentax system.  They've had some little jewels which any brand would covet, but in the telephoto department they've not had a 'big gun' since the film days.  Now they do; the DA* 60-250 will give you professional results for many of life's sporting, action, and wildlife opportunities.

The housing of the 60-250mm f/4 ED is ready for harsh conditions, with great dust and weather sealing to go along with the improvements in coating technology to repel moisture and debris from the glass.  The DA* 60-250's complex 15-element optical formula features a pair of ED Extra-Low Dispersion glass elements to help reduce any effects of chromatic aberration.  Shoot the action into the sun, and expect the edges of your subject to be crisp and clean.

The focusing system of this lens is both SDM and normal Pentax KAF2 (with a screw on lens barrel to drive AF from body-based motors).  This allows the lens to move incredibly quickly with the SDM system, driven by an internal motor and with the Quick-Shift system providing manual focus override capacity to you at all times with no buttons to switch. You'll also retain the standard AF performance with the older Pentax digital SLR bodies not featuring SDM capacity.

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Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Overview

Finally available as a serious zoom telephoto for sports, wildlife, and other applications, the Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Autofocus Lens truly adds an important element to the collection of lenses for the Pentax system.  They've had some little jewels which any brand would covet, but in the telephoto department they've not had a 'big gun' since the film days.  Now they do; the DA* 60-250 will give you professional results for many of life's sporting, action, and wildlife opportunities.

The housing of the 60-250mm f/4 ED is ready for harsh conditions, with great dust and weather sealing to go along with the improvements in coating technology to repel moisture and debris from the glass.  The DA* 60-250's complex 15-element optical formula features a pair of ED Extra-Low Dispersion glass elements to help reduce any effects of chromatic aberration.  Shoot the action into the sun, and expect the edges of your subject to be crisp and clean.

The focusing system of this lens is both SDM and normal Pentax KAF2 (with a screw on lens barrel to drive AF from body-based motors).  This allows the lens to move incredibly quickly with the SDM system, driven by an internal motor and with the Quick-Shift system providing manual focus override capacity to you at all times with no buttons to switch. You'll also retain the standard AF performance with the older Pentax digital SLR bodies not featuring SDM capacity.

Note:
Not compatible with 'full frame' cameras.
High-performance super telephoto zoom lens with constant f/4.0 aperture throughout zoom range
Two elements of ED (extra-low dispersion) glass
Speedy SDM autofocus motor provides fast, silent response with Quick-Shift full-time manual override
Conventional AF drive built into body provides body-driven AF for older Pentax digital SLRs
Pentax's unique SP water and dirt-repelling coating on both external surfaces
Dust and moisture-resistant housing
9-Bladed aperture diaphragm
Rigid, detachable tripod collar included
Exchange between horizontal and vertical composition by rotating camera within tripod collar (when employing monopod/tripod)
Equivalent to an 90-375mm f/4.0 lens upon 35mm SLR cameras
Dedicated hood with removable window to easily adjust a polarizer's position
UPC: 027075141247

Pentax DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Specs

Focal Length60 to 250mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 90 to 375mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4
Minimum Aperturef/32
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View26.5° to 6.5°
Minimum Focus Distance3.6' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.14x
Optical Design15 Elements in 13 Groups
Diaphragm Blades9
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Tripod CollarYes
Filter Size67 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)3.2 x 6.6" / 8.13 x 16.76 cm
Weight2.29 lb / 1.04 kg
Packaging Info
Package Weight3.78 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)9.9 x 7.45 x 5.05"
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Is the lens compatible with my K7?

Is the lens compatible with my K7?
Asked by: Jonathan
Yes it is, this is a Pentax K mount lens. That is the kind of mount on the K-7.
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2019-08-19

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Is this compatible with the k-s2?
Asked by: Benjamin S.
Yes. All current Pentax K mount lenses are compatible with all recent K mount bodies.
Answered by: Jeremy M.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Does Pentax make a 1.4 or 2x converter for this or other long lens, or can one be recommended in the second market?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, Pentax does make a 1.4x converter and it is available from B and H. https://<a href= http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1029081-REG/ricoh_37962_1_4x_hd_da_af.html target= _blank >www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/1029081-REG/ricoh_37962_1_4x_hd_da_af.html</a>I own the Pentax 1.4x adapter and it works well with this lens extending the zoom range to be 84-350mm. The Pentax adapter will work with the Pentax lens and pass the correct lens info to the camera so that autofocus and aperture control work correctly.I have not tried third party 1.4x or 2.0x converters as they may not pass lens and exposure information to the camera correctly.
Answered by: Stephen G.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work fine on a K200? Also, what will adding a 1.4x adapter do to a lens like this?
Asked by: Anonymous
I am not sure about fitting on a K200.I use a K-3II. The 1.4x adapter works great with this lens. I have used the adapter many times with excellent results.
Answered by: Patrick O.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Is this lens compatible with the new k1?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it is compatible but only in the APS-C crop mode.
Answered by: christopher s.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Will this work on the k3?
Asked by: Steve E.
Absolutely!!! I use it on my K-3. I'm very happy with this lens.
Answered by: Keith K.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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I own one of these already but unfortunately, one of the metal tabs that powers the SDM has broken off due essentially a bad design/manufacturing. I really love the lens but given the cost/time to repair, I am just considering buying a new one but I am concerned the same problem could occur eventually... so my question is, for those with newer versions of this lens, are these tabs still easily bendable/damagable/breakable? thanks.
Asked by: Jonathan
Any idea when you got your lens? Mine's from late 2014, and it's still in great shape.
Answered by: NICHOLAS L.
Date published: 2018-08-27

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Can this lens be used on a Full Frame film camera ?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it can, as long as the pentax film camera can adjust the apeture ring on camera body. Such as ZX-L.Tested
Answered by: Yuqing G.
Date published: 2018-08-28
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