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Pentax smc DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED

Info

Format: Crop
Price: MYR 985
Discontinued

Overview

  • Lightweight and compact
  • Consistent optical quality throughout range
  • Good value for money
  • Frequently Used Products

    Pentax K200D 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 23 Jan 2008

    Discontinued

    Pentax K-r 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 9 Sep 2010

    Discontinued

    Pentax K20D 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 2008

    Discontinued

    Pentax K10D 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 2006

    Discontinued

    Pentax K-m 

    Format: Crop

    Announced: 28 Sep 2008

    Discontinued

    Photos

    F 50 mm A f/8.0 S 1/125 I 100
    F 50 mm A f/5.6 S 1/80 I 100
    F 58 mm A f/14.0 S 1/13 I 100
    F 200 mm A f/5.6 S 1/180 I 100
    F 50 mm A f/4.0 S 1/500 I 100
    F 200 mm A f/5.6 S 1/180 I 100
    F 160 mm A f/5.6 S 1/500 I 100
    F 105 mm A f/4.5 S 1/125 I 200
    F 50 mm A f/9.0 S 1/1250 I 200
    F 200 mm A f/5.6 S 1/400 I 200
    F 50 mm A f/5.0 S 1/25 I 800
    F 88 mm A f/6.3 S 1/250 I 100
    F 200 mm A f/5.6 S 1/125 I 400
    PENTAX Corporation PENTAX K100D
    F 200 mm A f/8.0 S 1/500 I 200

    Article

    With a medium range 4X telephoto zoom in an affordable, durable package, this lens catches medium- to long-distance objects and everything in between.

    * Zoom
    * Indoor, portraits, sports, wedding photos, landscape, wildlife

    Read more at Pentax

    Reviews

    Pentax SMC-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED – Review / Test Report by photozone.de

    Lately we’ve seen a couple of impressively performing budget tele zooms like the Nikkor AF-S 55-200mm f/4-5.6 IF-ED VR but, unfortunately, the Pentax SMC-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED is not in this league. The resolution characteristic of the lens is rather mediocre – the image borders at 200mm and more so at 50mm are very soft at large aperture settings. For portraits or close-ups this is a lesser problem because the borders are usually a non-issue here but for long distance images you better stop down to f/8 or better f/11 to get decent results. On the plus side the bokeh (out-of-focus blur) is pretty nice (for a slow-speed lens) and CAs as well as distortions are quite well controlled. The level of vignetting is fairly high at wide-open aperture although not a big issue beyond. The build quality of this extremely compact lens is pretty decent. All-in-all you should prefer the Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.6 ED instead.

    Pentax SMC 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED Interchangeable Lens Review by ephotozine.com

    Despite its small size and low weight, this lens performs more than adequately. The focal range is ideal as a second lens on the cropped sensors of the cameras that it is designed for. (*istDxx range) Autofocus is perhaps a little dated and often has a last tiny jerk to acquire its final lock but is accurate once it is there. Pentax have done well to achieve such pleasing performance in such a small package for what is a very reasonable price.

    In summary, the positive points of the Pentax SMC 50-200mm f/4-5.6 DA ED lens are:

    • Lightweight and compact
    • Consistent optical quality throughout range
    • Good value for money

    The negative points are:

    • Chromatic aberrations under some conditions
    • Autofocus a little frustrating at times
    • Manual focus ring small and rotates during AF

    Malaysia Prices

    Date Store Price (MYR) Warranty Note
    2 Aug 2009 Shashinki 985 Official