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Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR

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Best at this size and price
 
This is certainly not the best telezoom money can buy, not even within the Pentax family. However, you will not find anything approaching at this size and price.It is barely bigger than the kit lens, that is, very small, especially considering its zoom range.It is ridiculously cheap for a lens of that type and quality.Finally the image quality is great for a lens of that type. Check forums, pbase, etc. for pictures taken with that lens ! It's amazing ! It maybe a bit slow especially at the l...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by cyg can be read at Amazon.Com
 
cyg
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Review Date: 09/27/2006
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100% (26 of 26) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Amazing quality for the price
 
Having just entered the modern era of digital SLR's I'm completely pleased with the quality, convenience and design of this lens. I had taken some air show and portrait shots but I felt the real test came at the inaugural IRL road course race at Infineon Raceway this summer. The lens behaved without flaw both in and out of the sun as I panned through turns three, four and five. A must have for any *ist owner.

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Vern Schuck can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Vern Schuck
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Review Date: 09/16/2005
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100% (25 of 25) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Excellent "kit" tele-zoom, complementing the standard zoom lens
 
The Pentax K10D SLDR is a superstar in the competitive under-one-thousand camera market, giving the much higher-priced Nikon D-80 a stiff run for the money. The Pentax (and Sony Alpha) camera-body-based anti-shake construction allows for lower cost lenses than Canon or Nikon [where the anti-shake function is built into each lens you purchase]. Hence the production cost of Pentax (and Sony/K-M) supplementary lenses is much lower for the quality received. As the K10D standard kit lens is an 18-55m...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Rudy can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Rudy
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Review Date: 04/15/2007
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100% (19 of 19) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
An excellent value
 
There is no reason to fool around with aftermarket lenses in this range if you have Pentax digital SLR. The 50-200 complements the kit lens perfectly and the quality is exceptional for the price. Samsung appears to sell the same lens as the Samsung Schneider-Kreuznach D-Xenon 50-200mm f/4-5.6 AF lens.Popular Photography gave the Samsung version very high marks in their July 2006 review: "Optically, the best digitally-dedicated tele kit zoom that we've tested so far...."

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by John T. Horner can be read at Amazon.Com
 
John T. Horner
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Review Date: 02/13/2007
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100% (18 of 18) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Excellent value - high image quality for a reasonable price
 
The Pentax DA 50-200 lens is inexpensive but a reasonably good performer. When combined with a Pentax body such as the K10D that offers in-body image stabilization, the main limitation in obtaining good images is not the camera or lens but the photographer's imagination. Unless you are a professional photographer specializing in sports, this lens would be more than adequate, especially if you are looking for a good travel lens to complement the 16-45 or the 18-55 lenses.PROS: Very lightweight le...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Pentax Guy can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Pentax Guy
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Review Date: 07/12/2007
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100% (16 of 16) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great Second Lens
 
Get the DA 50-200mm lens as your second lens. Highly recommended as a complement to the 18-45mm zoom. It's small and light enough to carry in your coat pocket. Lets you get in tight on distant subjects. I carried it on vacation for the express purpose of getting those quick shots you never have time to set up. Very easy to change lenses quickly. Fast focus and start up.

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Photographica can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Photographica
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Review Date: 07/08/2007
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100% (10 of 10) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Nice, small tele-zoom
 
This 50-200 is the best in its class for any Pentax digital SLR. It's very small, light weight, internal focusing, and allows on demand manual focusing. If you haven't purchased your K100D yet, you can probably find this in a two lens kit at a nice little discount.The "on demand" manual focus (also on the kit 18-55), allows you to instantly teak the focus after the autofocus has locked on the subject. This is very handy, as the camera may pick a person's shoulder rather than eyes on which to ...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Hiram Grant can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Hiram Grant
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Review Date: 07/26/2006
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98% (54 of 55) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Great lens for the price
 
If you have the 18-55mm kit lens, then you'll find that the 50-200mm feels just about the same. This lens is slightly heavier and slightly longer than the 18-55mm, but still very easy to handle. I uploaded two images to the user gallery above, showing the 18-55mm next to the 50-200mm.Most people seem to decide between this lens or the Tamron AF70-300mm F/4-5.6, which is similarly priced. After doing a lot of research, I decided on the Pentax 50-200mm because of its compact size and much light...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by James Lin can be read at Amazon.Com
 
James Lin
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Review Date: 02/08/2007
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95% (137 of 143) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Exciting Lens from Pentax
 
I found this lens to be of very high quality. Small, light, and well built. Love the fast focus capabilities and the quick shift focus that takes you to manual from auto with just a twist of the focus ring. Color and contrast are good. Great lens for the price I paid on Amazon. I've had tons of fun with this versatile Pentax lens on my *ist DS. I highly recommend this lens to all digital *ist owners. Thank you Amazon for the great price and next day delivery. Another satisfied Pentax and Amaz...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by Steve Thacker can be read at Amazon.Com
 
Steve Thacker
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4.0 out of 5.0   
         
 
Review Date: 09/20/2005
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95% (41 of 43) Users Found This Review Helpful
 
Manual Focus "Glitch"
 
I just recently purchased the Pentax K10D which included the 50-200mm Pentax lens. I decided to get familiar with the new equipment by taking pictures at an airshow. I knew that most of the aerial shots would require manual focusing (set to infinity for distances of over 500-1,000 ft) which seemed to work well with the lens and camera. The only problem I noted was that in manual focus mode, the focus ring moved too easily so that when you change the zoom you could also alter the focus. When ...

Pentax 21567 Zoom Normal-Telephoto SMCP-DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED Autofocus Lens for Digital SLR review by P. VANDALEN can be read at Amazon.Com
 
P. VANDALEN
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Review Date: 08/19/2007
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94% (16 of 17) Users Found This Review Helpful
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