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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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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Leo Van Kassel, pentaxforums.com
4 weeks ago
  • Excerpt: Look at my photo gallery!
  • Pros: range
  • Cons: hunts in low light
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

Mesko, pentaxforums.com
11 December 2014
  • Excerpt: Sharpnes in much better, colours are more pleasen, more accurate. Abberation is simmilar, both lenses are slow - dofinitely not for sports.
  • Pros: Sharpness, colour
  • Cons: slow, aberation, good value for price
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

Oberlutz, pentaxforums.com
30 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Before purchasing this lens, I tested it on a weekend. I thought this lens could be a replacement for my 18-135 WR on the tele end. An everyday lens for hiking and days in the nature.
  • Pros: Lightweigth, sharp in sunny condition, good price
  • Cons: not for the rainy days, slow autofocus, loss of sharpness at the tele end
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

meddoc101, pentaxforums.com
26 November 2014
  • Excerpt: Nice cheap zoom but beware that Autofocus can be slow and hunt.
  • Pros: light, price
  • Cons: Slow AF, not very sharp
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Overall 8
8.0

So far I like it. After I get some time to use ...

Lloyd, Amazon
30 August 2014
  • Summary: I haven't really used it. I've only handled it and "played" with it a bit. Mostly to get the feel. So far I like it. After I get some time to use it seriously, I'll have a more definitive answer.
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Overall 8
8.0

Four Stars

Dennis S., Amazon
29 July 2014
  • Summary: nice lens for the money. Not great at 300mm. Read the pentax reviews.
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

red5isalive, pentaxforums.com
11 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this zoom lens 3 years ago and still love it. It was in my first trip with my old K110D, and I must say I had no idea about zooms. I was looking for a 300mm as my goal was to use it in race tracks, and outdoors to take pictures of race cars. Once in NYC we've found that shop and well, I ended up buying it.
  • Pros: Focus Range,
  • Cons: Focus, maybe not that bright
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

mtux, pentaxforums.com
3 July 2014
  • Excerpt: I found it a really nice consumer long zoom. it's range is very good going from 55mm up to 300mm and the size is just fine.
  • Pros: Sharpness (for a consumer zoom), Weight, Price
  • Cons: Noisy and Slow AF, MFD
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Overall 7
7.0

User Review

pentaxkid, pentaxforums.com
8 June 2014
  • Excerpt: Good lens for a person on a budget.
  • Pros: Good for a budget
  • Cons: Not sharp enough for me
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Overall 8
8.0

User Review

jab2980, pentaxforums.com
12 May 2014
  • Excerpt: You really can't beat the value for what this zoom can do. I normally have a strange prejudice against zooms, but have no issues using this is my only long lens when I go out on hikes. Others have said that the IQ and sharpness suffer when shooting wider than f/8... I'll let the images speak for themselves. Besides that, the manual focus isn't the smoothest, the AF is kinda loud - esp if its hunting for an object that is hard to focus on.
  • Pros: Great bokeh possible, low price, great sharpness
  • Cons: Loud autofocus, plastic mount
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