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Pentax smc DA Star 300mm F4 ED SDM

Sporting the ultra-quiet SDM autofocus and extreme weather-resis Read more

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Reviews and Problems with Pentax smc DA Star 300mm F4 ED SDM

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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens

Gee dada, B&H Photo
5 April 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens for my Pentax K-50, to take pictures of wildlife on our trip to Alaska this summer. Have taken some pictures of a nesting pair of bald eagles near my home in Georgia. The pictures have been great. The lens is well worth the price.
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Overall 10
10

300 mm f/4 fast focus

Delmarva Mad Dog, B&H Photo
24 March 2014
  • Excerpt: My first shots with this lens were handheld moon photos. The detail is amazing, my family was asking where I found those moon shots and they were surprised when I told them I took them. I have also been shooting wildlife and I am very impressed with the speed to focus, but more so the silence of the motor. If you did not see the image change you may not know it has focused. I was surprised by the size and weight of this lens, it is rather heavy.
  • Pros: Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 10
10

Excellent birding lens.

Retired dog, B&H Photo
2 January 2014
  • Excerpt: I bought this lens to go with my K3 and K5IIs for birding and wildlife. Very nice.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh
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Overall 10
10

Superb Image Quality

Stan S, B&H Photo
16 December 2013
  • Excerpt: Over the past few years shooting Pentax, I've tried quite a few lenses to find what suits me best. I've ended up with most of my lenses now being in the top end of the line with the DA* and DFA macro. The DA*300 is simply superb. The IQ coupled with my K-5IIs is nothing less than stunning. This lens is one of those things you buy for a lifetime and am very happy that I've now added it to my gear.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Image quality, Weather Resistance
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Overall 10
10

Long Distance Shooter

fwbigd, B&H Photo
12 December 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my wildlife and sports photography lens. It is the equivelent of 450mm on an APC-C camera such as the Pentax K3. What makes this lens great is it's built quality, light weight and most of all the optical quality. The images are extremly sharp and constrasty.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Image quality, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Awesome Lens!

daybro, B&H Photo
15 May 2013
  • Excerpt: This is my first DA* prime lens and I am very happy to own and use it. I've only had it one day, and after using mostly a zoom lens for some time now, there is a bit of a learning curve with this lens ... but that's not a steep curve and once you're past it ... WOW! Super quiet! Super sharp! Just an awesome lens!
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Sharp, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Great lens

Ronen Yahav, B&H Photo
29 March 2013
  • Excerpt: Great Lens,great colors,produces very sharp images from long distance,produces a lot of detail and great built quality. using k-5iis.
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Overall 10
10

I am in love with this lens!

Sheepman, B&H Photo
28 December 2012
  • Excerpt: The best lens I have ever owned.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Lightweight, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Outstanding so far

Ed, B&H Photo
15 December 2012
  • Excerpt: I've only taken a handful of shots so far but the image quality is up with the best Pentax has to offer; comparable to the DA*50-135 and FA 31 Limited. Only downside I've noted is hunting in low-light.
  • Pros: Durable, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 10
10

Not the cheapest but certainly the best

J.D., Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: This is a great lens. The build quality is superb and the focus and silky smooth. The removable tripod mount is well thought out and the lens handles very well.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Nice Bokeh
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