www.testfreaks.com

Reviews, reviews, reviews...

Pentax SMC DA 300mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM
9.5 out of 10

Pentax SMC DA 300mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM

Best Price at Amazon

Reviews and Problems with Pentax SMC DA 300mm f/4 ED [IF] SDM

Showing 1-10 of 22
Overall 8
8.0

I agree with all the other reviews that the lens ...

Stephen C. Whalen, Amazon
15 June 2015
  • Summary: I agree with all the other reviews that the lens provides sharp/excellent photos - my reason for 4 stars instead of 5 is because the lens seems to hunt a lot when focusing on a target with other objects in the focal plane (I shoot at f4) - that may just be typical of the lens or a defect in the one...
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

A 300mm Prime with excellent glass

Michael, Amazon
5 February 2015
  • Summary: I've had this lens for just over a month now and it's everything everyone says. Excellent Glass, Accurate Focus, f4. Ok its not a 2.8 but for the money you wont find anything close. This is a serious lens and at just over $1k its worth every penny. One nice touch is the removable tripod mount.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Love the lens

GOST, Amazon
13 October 2014
  • Summary: Quick Focus. Sharp even with my Kenco multiplier attached. Love the lens.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Awesome

Donna Headlee, Amazon
28 April 2014
  • Summary: This is a great lens, sharp, clear. Highly recommended for animal photography. Auto focuses quick lye and very sharply and easy to switch to manual focus.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

The best of the best

Amazon Customer "Photo Buff", Amazon
23 April 2014
  • Summary: This is without a doubt the sharpest and nicest lens I have ever owned, and I have been in photography for 54 years, and owned a lot of lenses. The build quality is superb. The bukeh is soft, dreamy and buttery. The focus is smooth and silent.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Most excellent

Matt Hollingsworth, Amazon
20 February 2014
  • Summary: I have a large collection of old and new Pentax lenses. I don't shoot with this 300 often, but it has great image quality. It's about 25% bigger than the 200mm and the contrast, sharpness and lack of CA is superior on the 300. Highly recommended
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Super sharp images!

John J. Healey, Amazon
30 December 2013
  • Summary: I love this lens! Pentax is well known for making high quality DSLRs and lenses. This is a great lens for taking photos of birds, particularly when paired with the outstanding Pentax K-3 camera. For this combination both the lens and camera are fully weather sealed which was important to me.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

A truly excellent telephoto lens

Boethius "Potent Potentate", Amazon
1 November 2013
  • Summary: Well worth the money if you can afford it. Paired with a 77mm Marumi DHG CPL it performs wonders. Recommend buying the filter together with the lens and installing at time zero. Prevents heartache later. A bit of practice to get used to the system before taking to the field might come in handy.
  • Read full review
Overall 8
8.0

Pentax DA works fine

Wayne h., Amazon
24 June 2013
  • Summary: This is an emergency replacement for the same model lens that quit on me. So, it is functioning fine, but I am not totally happy that the older one failed. The older one, after several years of heavy use, suffered a failure of the diaphragm control.
  • Read full review
Overall 10
10

Fantastic lens! Pentax really delivers here..

Bcrary3, Amazon
27 May 2013
  • Summary: I purchased this lens used (for about $1,000). Pretty pricey for 8 pieces of glass in a metal tube, right? Well, while yes, very expensive, it is far cheaper compared to it's Nikon or Canon counterparts. While Pentax and Canon (and Probably Nikon as well) all offer zooms (possibly primes also?
  • Read full review
Next page >>