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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 10
10

I can't live without this lens...

G. Hall "gregh", Amazon
24 January 2014
Overall 10
10

highly recommended

H.A., Amazon
22 January 2014
Overall 10
10

User Review

red5isalive, pentaxforums.com
24 November 2013
  • Excerpt: I am the happy owner of a copy of this lens. I bought it in the US when visiting NYC in 2011 when I got my K110D.
  • Pros: Everything
  • Cons: F4.5-5.8
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

lumbangorat_16, pentaxforums.com
17 November 2013
  • Excerpt: + Usefull range
  • Pros: Lightweight, Build Quality, Sharpness, Colors.
  • Cons: Slow and loud autofocus
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Overall 10
10

I am finally completely satisfied with camera and lenses

FreddyB "FreddyB", Amazon
5 November 2013
  • Summary: I recently bought the Pentax K30 camera, which in the opinions of most, is the best camera ever made by Pentax. And it only cost $485. Without going into the details of this amazing camera, I can only say that it is totally user friendly and has an amazing ISO range, which makes it usable in almost any light. I'm saying this because when used with excellent lenses it greatly enhances the users ability to take great shots. ENTER THE PENTAX DA 55-300 ZOOM LENS!
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Overall 10
10

User Review

fevbusch, pentaxforums.com
3 November 2013
  • Excerpt: Everything positive said about the lens is true! A strong improvement on the 50-200 kit lens reach and definitely worth the extra bucks.
  • Pros: Great shots thru entire range. lightweight
  • Cons: Hunts a bit much
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Overall 10
10

User Review

ozankocoglu, pentaxforums.com
19 October 2013
  • Excerpt: I got this baby with my k-01 as double zoom kit lens, paid 42000 JPY for the kit with the DA L 18-55. As much as i got used to it, i did not need the 18-55 unless i need wide angle, e.g. indoors, and when i am out for shooting, most of the time it is on.
  • Pros: IQ, range, weight, price
  • Cons: loud AF
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

jon404, pentaxforums.com
27 September 2013
  • Excerpt: Love this lens. Massive telephoto photography (82mm - 450mm equiv) at a budget price. Great for sports, birds, planes -- action. Perfect, handheld, in daylight. Baseball pix below at f/9, 1/640, ISO 400... taken at field level near 3rd base. Basically, I run around with it on TAv at f/10, 1/500, ISO whatever... works for fast snapshots anywhere in the zoom range. Interestingly, at 300mm, it stops down to f/32 without diffraction... but you'll need a tripod.
  • Pros: Sharp, light, inexpensive
  • Cons: no weather-sealing
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Overall 10
10

great lens

greenman, Amazon
24 September 2013
  • Summary: this is my regular all around use lens now its great for outdoor botanical and wildlife imaging i like not having to change lenses alot
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Overall 9
9.0

User Review

stillshot2, pentaxforums.com
18 September 2013
  • Excerpt: This Pentax 55-300 DA-L lens can deliver reasonably sharp photos, even at 300mm and wide open, with minimal CA. My copy has no zoom creep and is all solid when mounted on my K30. In comparison to a screw-driven Minolta 100-200 f4.5 zoom I used to own, the autofocus is slower but still performs adequately in most situations. The Pentax 18-55 kit lens is quicker in comparison too.
  • Pros: Relatively Sharp, sufficient build quality, good performer for the price
  • Cons: plastic mount
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