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

BH #PE5020045WR • MFR #21870
Pentax SMC Pentax DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED WR Zoom Lens
Key Features
  • 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.

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

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
UPC: 027075154308

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

Focal Length50 to 200mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 76.5 to 307mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.6
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountPentax K
Lens Format CoverageAPS-C
Angle of View31.5° to 8.1°
Minimum Focus Distance3.6' / 1.1 m
Maximum Magnification0.24x
Optical Design11 Elements in 10 Groups
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNo
Filter Size49 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.7 x 3.1" / 6.86 x 7.87 cm
Length at Maximum Extension5.16" / 131 mm
Weight10.1 oz / 286 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight0.995 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)4.85 x 3.9 x 3.6"

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

Great lens for value

By Noah
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-04-11

Good, crisp pictures. Zooming in and out was smooth. Quiet and fairly quick. Would buy more lens from Pentax.

Solid Pentax lens

By Belagt
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-11-09

Solid lens, as usual, I didn't expect anything less from Pentax. It has a good zoom range and it feels solid in my hands. WR is a definite plus, as the lens is best used outdoors.

why i really like this lens and give it at least 4 stars

By Shahbaz
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-09-22

let me sum it up this way first before going into the details later ... >> if you're in love with a 'fancy white' tele zoom lens (especially because of its sexy looks!) that mostly sports and wild life photographers use (and they are very good lenses btw, no doubt!) then this is not the lens for you! < < but if a fine-to-great performance vs weight of a weather resistant lens you're carrying in the field is your first priority (not a sports field, but in nature or street i mean) then forget about those heavy fancy sexy white lenses and take something like this! yes, the auto focus of this lens is not so much to boost about really (neither are most Pentax cameras AF mechanism, by default at least) but use the Pentax AF system correctly (and wisely!) and this or any other lens/camera by Pentax is not that much behind from the competition really! (especially when considering how much you pay for the combo compared to that of the bigwig brands ...) in short, this lens: - is smaller - lighter - has a more expanded zoom range (50200 vs 70200) - its sharpness is more than fine (especially when you find its 'nodal point' or sweet spot as some call it! and i'm not going to tell you what that is because i want you to discover it yourself!) ;-) - it's weather sealed just as well - and it is WAY cheaper than the white lens too! ok, yes, its largest aperture is one to two stops darker / lower whatever, compared to the fancy white lenses (even those by Pentax itself) but believe me you, if you're shooting under sunlight (even under dimmer cloudy or twilight) conditions, you won't notice the difference much even with a polarizing filter attached ... bokeh? yes, that could be a disadvantage in a lens like this, but do you always shoot for bokeh really? besides, use the widest aperture of this lens and its bokeh is quite ok and if you're really very much concerned about bokeh at closer apertures of this lens too, don't forget bokeh can be emulated and simulated in post just as well ... (that's what i do when i'm really into it ... and it doesn't take long ...) also, let's not forget that the best bokeh (or the 'portrait bokeh' at least) is achieved with ANY lens set at its widest aperture no matter how many blades there are on a lens's aperture mechanism! (larger out of focus circles in the background of the main subject in a typical 'bokeh photo' usually look much better than smaller ones, don't they?) but yes, if you care for more blades and round apertures for other reasons too (and you're certainly right!) then this type of lens is not for you really ... pay the extra couple of thousands of dollars and get the white lens! only, i have met photographers owning such lenses but leaving at home mostly when they go shooting in the fields on long walks because the lens is too heavy and even rather cumbersome to use in many cases! overall, if i didn't give this lens 5 stars it wasn't because i didn't want to, it was because i just wanted to stay fair and consider other good lenses just as well ... yes, i do recommend this lens, especially to the new Pentax users with an 'inferiority complex', who may think if they're using Pentax products it's because they don't have more money to buy the more expensive (thus 'better' ?) brand cameras and lenses! let's not forget: all brands do make and sell low cost equipment just as well and they are very good too, but comparing their price per performance to that of Pentax, sorry, they're all losers! ps: i have had this lens for nearly 6 years now and although i am a very careful person in terms of handling all kinds of equipment, i can say i have abused this lens and it's showing it on its body but it's still performing just as nicely as it did in its early days!

Works great on wildlife

By Anonymous
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2016-08-16

This fits my needs of taking amateur photos of wildlife. I bought it for a safari, so I practiced at the zoo in the daytime. The auto works just as good as manual, with or without flash on a near subject with an animal in the background, or a closeup of an animal such as an elephant. It is also good for birds, rabbits and such in the backyard. The 'moving dog' setting on my K-50 worked well with large animals. I wished I had gotten a 300mm but this one is adequate for the price.

Good travel option

By Mark
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-04-24

This lens is a good travel option. It is lightweight and has good IQ.

Good IQ

By Tan
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2016-01-04

Would be nice to have a little spacer between the focusing ring and the zoom ring, otherwise its a great lens that takes great pictures.

Great Value

By Kyle
Rated 5 out of 5
Date: 2022-01-10

This lens can accomplish a lot. Very smooth zoom, solid build quality, and good sharpness. It's compact and versatile enough to be able to include in any bag, and performs well in a number of situations. It focuses fast, and is very light.

Great lens for the price

By Jeff
Rated 4 out of 5
Date: 2017-08-05

This lens works fine in good lighting and yeilds great pictures for those who know how to use it within its limitations. Don't expect to pay this price point and get the results of a fixed f/2.8...you wont. What you will get if you use it in good lighting (or use a tripod in lower lighting with slower subjects) are great pictures with a lens that doesn't break the bank, and one you'll take more risks with. Enjoy!

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