Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Normal to Telephoto Lens

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A Serious Telephoto Zoom for Sports, Wildlife, and Other Applications

Pentax SMC DA* 60-250mm f/4 ED IF SDM Lens Angle ProfileFinally 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 92-383mm f/4.0 lens upon 35mm SLR cameras
    Dedicated hood with removable window to easily adjust a polarizer's position

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Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length60 250 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Pentax KAF2  
Angle of view 26.5-6.5  
Largest aperture opening F4.0  
Smallest aperture opening F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 9  
Aperture annotations circular  
Total Elements 15  
Number of Groups 13  
Coatings / special elements 2 ED elements  
Minimum focus distance 1.10 m (43.31")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.15 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Focusing method Internal  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Overall weight1040 g (2.29 lb)  
Lens diameter 82 mm (3.23")  
Overall length 168 mm (6.61")  
Sealing Yes  
Color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 67 mm  
Filter annotations non rotating  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included Yes

Lens Includes
SMC P-DA* 60-250mm F4 ED(IF) SDM Lens,
Case for DA* 60-250mm ED(IF) SDM Lens,
Rear Lens Cap,
Lens Cap,

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