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Pentax smc DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED
8.3 out of 10

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 8
8.0

Four Stars

Betty, Amazon
9 March 2015
  • Summary: I worked well with my Pentax camera and it was delivered on time.
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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. They are right on
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Overall 8
8.0

great lens for the price

jeff, Amazon
2 May 2014
  • Summary: very sharp, fairly light to carry around. the only thing it has against it is the loud focusing, but I knew that from a previous version I owned.
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Overall 8
8.0

Great lens, but loud and slow AF.

Mackenzie Secrest, Amazon
30 April 2014
  • Summary: The clarity and sharpness are on par with lenses around this price. I dropped mine from about 6 inches onto concrete with the lens barrel fully extended and it still works great, no more than cosmetic damage.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good lens for a zoom

2Ps, Amazon
18 February 2014
  • Summary: This lens is a replacement for my DA 50-200, which was too soft and too short at 200mm for what I needed. The HD DA 55-300 fills the bill. Even though a zoom is a jack of all trades and makes sacrifices in IQ for the convenience of an adjustable focal length for a variety of occasions, the 55-300...
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Overall 8
8.0

A good performer, with a few caveats

Marktwain10 "Marktwain10", Amazon
19 September 2013
  • Summary: This lens can deliver nice sharp photos, even at 300mm and wide open, with minimal chromatic aberration. It is a great portrait lens around 85-135mm too, and is also good at 55mm. My copy has no zoom creep and is solid when mounted on my K30.
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Overall 8
8.0

Good "tele-zoom"

Carlos den Hartog, Amazon
18 August 2013
  • Summary: I already took a lot a pictures with the 55-300 and image quality is good. For amateur photography it is quite good; I expected it to "hunt" focus far more than it has done. Just in some very specific situation It hunted for a short while, but it always got focus at the end. Worth the money.
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Overall 8
8.0

Prodouct delivered as Promised.

arturo barrientes, Amazon
27 July 2013
  • Summary: I am by no means a professional or even an armature hobbiest but my wife is and she is happy with the product and the price it was listed.
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Overall 8
8.0

Fine for the Money

Jerry, Amazon
30 June 2013
  • Summary: Results with the lens are quite clear. It's supposed to have the same optics as its twice the price alternate, but it is not as durable in construction. The trade off in price is worth it to me.
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