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Pentax smc DA Star 300mm F4 ED SDM
8.7 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

Excellent Lens

Pavel Chi, Adorama
30 December 2014
  • Excerpt: It is a prime lens of high quality. Quiet, fast, focus, overall smooth. Everything you would expect for the price. This is a great birding and outdoor lens. The low light usage is limited but logical considering the focal length vs diameter.
  • Pros: Consistent Output, Fast / accurate auto-focus, Strong Construction
  • Cons: Heavy
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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.
  • 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.
  • 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.
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