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8.8 out of 10

Pentax smc DA Star 300mm F4 ED SDM

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

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Overall 8
8.0

I'm glad I have this lens!

Adorama
13 December 2012
  • Excerpt: Living in Western Colorado, I try to get out as often as possible to photograph wildlife. In just a couple of weeks time I have captured the wild horses of the Little Book Cliffs and the bald eagles that have returned to the valley to fish the small streams and rivers. This lens has done a beautiful job of capturing the various wildlife on the western slope. By using the 300mm, I didn't have to get too close to the wild horses, thus disturbing them.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Rugged, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy, Slow Focus
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Overall 8
8.0

Good quality and cost performance

Sleepy birder, B&H Photo
13 August 2012
  • Excerpt: I'm using the product mainly to take photos of many kinds of birds. I have a little bit frustration about its continuous AF but quite satisfied with its high resolution of photos.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

Wonderful new asset

Naytowhow, B&H Photo
23 February 2012
  • Excerpt: I have had this lens for three weeks and used it for few hundred photos. I use it mainly to photograph wildlife and landscapes I have found it to be sharp - very close to being as sharp as my sharpest lens. It produces very little distortion. Colors are rich and brilliant. Contrast is very good. The autofocus is very well set up and fast. It feels solid and very well made.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

SMCP-DA* 300 mm Ideal Lens!

Dr. Z, B&H Photo
12 January 2012
  • Excerpt: I use this lens for wildlife and with extension tubes for insect close-up photography. This lens produces crisp images and the silent autofocus motor in the lens works well on the K10d.
  • Pros: Nice Bokeh, Rugged, Strong Construction
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Overall 8
8.0

reach out and touch something

memabear, Adorama
4 September 2011
  • Excerpt: This lens is great! Fast auto focus, sharp and accurate. The lens is heavy, but what would you expect in a weather sealed, 300mm lens. You can really reach out and get that impossible shot with this one.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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Overall 8
8.0

Loistava kuvanlaatu, mutta haastava tarkennus

Hemuwi, Verkkokauppa
13 November 2011
  • Summary: Kuvanlaadultaan ja yleiseltä toiminnaltaan aivan loistava objektiivi. Toimii hyvin käsivaralta hämärässäkin, objektiivin tarkkuus mahdollistaa korkeampien herkkyyksien käyttämisen, kuin esimerkiksi 55-300mm objektiivilla, jolla tulee melkoista suttua korkeilla ISO-arvoilla. Tarkennus toimii K5 rungolla kohtalaisesti, välillä on vaikeuksia lukita tarkennusta hyvässäkin valossa.
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