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Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

From the standard to the long shot, the smc PENTAX DA 55-300mm F Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED

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Overall 4
4.0

It is too hesitant

Jose R. Oquendo "JRO", Amazon
3 October 2013
  • Summary: Hi I bought this lens hoping that I was going to get a walk around lens. The autofocus on it is too hesitant. I wouldn't recommend it for someone who is looking for a lens to shoot in the streets.
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Overall 3
3.0

User Review

PentaxBirdLady, pentaxforums.com
2 June 2013
  • Excerpt: This lens was a christmas present to myself, I already have 3 other 50-300 lenses,
  • Pros: cheap
  • Cons: chromatic aberration is awful, sharpness is not that sweet sharp that I know with my other lenses
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

73fs, Walmart
23 March 2013
  • Summary: I've had the opportunity to try several copies of this lens so far. Two were very unacceptable with very soft left-side performance at the short end. The others had comparatively minor decentering or other defects that affected edge performance past 200mm. The lens has a non-rotating front section, simplifying use of a polarizer (a polarizer can be rotated through a small removable section of the supplied hood), and the hood is a bayonet-mount, so it's not dependent on...
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Overall 4
4.0
Value for money 4
4.0

User Review

73fs, Walmart
23 March 2013
  • Summary: I've had the opportunity to try several copies of this lens so far. Two were very unacceptable with very soft left-side performance at the short end. The others had comparatively minor decentering or other defects that affected edge performance past 200mm. The lens has a non-rotating front section, simplifying use of a polarizer (a polarizer can be rotated through a small removable section of the supplied hood), and the hood is a bayonet-mount, so it's not dependent on...
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Overall 4
4.0

There is better for less!

Pentaxian8473, Amazon
1 November 2009
  • Summary: First of all, no, this is not a bad lens. I love Pentax lenses. However, you can get a better Pentax lens for a lot cheaper. I currently have the FA J 75-300mm (made originally for 35mm cameras, but works great with digital). I bought the DA lens thinking it would be an upgrade. I did a lens comparison test by shooting items using both lenses and the exact same settings and focal lengths on a tripod.
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Overall 4
4.0

Bad copies, beware!

L. Madar, Amazon
1 November 2009
  • Summary: I received two bad copies of this lens ordering from Amazon. The first wouldn't focus even in bright light/high contrast; it would sit there seeking forever and decide on a very blurry shot. This wouldn't have been so bad, but the manual focus ring is pretty touchy, especially when at 300mm. Additionally, it appeared that the left half of the image was out of focus and the right half was in focus when taking faraway shots.
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