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Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens image
 
(based on 6 ratings)
Brand: Pentax
Located in: Lenses For Pentax
The versatile DA 55-300mm ED zoom lens offers an extreme telephoto zoom range, perfect for those moderate to long shots. ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration, while the Pentax SP coating which protects the exposed lens elements. Developed specifically for Pentax digital SLRs, the DA 55-300mm ED zoom has a focal length equivalent to 82.5mm to 450mm in the 35mm format.

Pentax 55-300mm smc-DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens Features

  • Extreme telephoto range zoom lens
  • Pentax SP coating protects the exposed lens elements
  • ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration
  • Developed specifically for Pentax digital SLRs
  • Focal length equivalent to 82.5mm to 450mm in the 35mm format
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Avg. Customer Rating:
 
4.5 stars
(based on 6 reviews)
100% of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Customers most agreed on the following attributes:

Pros:
Easily interchangeable(3), Fast / accurate auto-focus(4), Lightweight(4), Strong construction(3)
Best Uses:
General purpose(4), Sports/action(3)

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
very impressed!
By jackie the adventurerVerified Purchaser from atlanta, ga on 1/19/2009
Pros:
Easy To Use, Lightweight
Best Uses:
Everyday use, Landscape Photography, Traveling
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

very versatile and easy to use...

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens for a fun camera
By RHProductionsVerified Purchaser from Lodi, CA on 12/31/2008
Pros:
Durable, Easy To Use, Lightweight, Reliable
Best Uses:
Everyday use, Home, Landscape Photography, Studio, Traveling
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

I love the depth that I am able to add to my pics with this lens. I am a Beginner and I am pleased with the ease of use as well as the final result. I am using this with my K200D

[3 of 3 customers found this review helpful]

 
One SWEET zoom lens!
By Take no prisonersVerified Purchaser from Chicago, IL on 9/6/2008
Describe Yourself:
Semi-Professional
Pros:
Consistent Output, Rugged, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
Daytime action, General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

I bought this lens to capture high school soccer action. It integrates well both with the Pentax K20D and Ist D cameras and has provided good images even at low light (dusk) shooting conditions under field lights. The minimum focus distance has not been a problem and I find that this is a great general use telephoto lens for the Pentax digital SLR cameras.

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Shot at dusk under field lights (1/500s, ASA 1600)

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Good speed at maximum range

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[2 of 2 customers found this review helpful]

 
Great lens with small profile
By RichardVerified Purchaser from Baltimore, MD on 8/26/2008
Describe Yourself:
Hobbyist/Enthusiast
Pros:
Consistent Output, Easily Interchangeable, Lightweight, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

I used this lens for wildlife viewing. The wide diameter lens captures lots of light so when the camera is used in auto mode it can take a quick picture of moving objects with nice sharp defined edges. Unfortunately you will have to buy a separate set of filters to accommodate the wider diameter lens.

[1 of 1 customers found this review helpful]

 
Works great
By JVerified Purchaser from Yakima, WA on 8/22/2008
Describe Yourself:
Casual user
Pros:
Durable, Easily Interchangeable, Sharp Focus, Strong Construction
Cons:
Heavy
Best Uses:
General Use, Wildlife
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

Bought for my father, but have played with it a lot. Have captured some great wildlife photo's at a distance with it. Great lense

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[6 of 7 customers found this review helpful]

 
nice balance
By KevinVerified Reviewer from Salt Lake City ,Utah on 7/5/2008
Describe Yourself:
Getting started
Pros:
Easily Interchangeable, Easy To Clean, Lightweight, Sharp Focus
Cons:
Slow Focus
Best Uses:
General Use, Sports/Action
Bottom Line:
Yes, I would recommend this to a friend

Comments about Pentax Pentax 55-300mm smc DA f/4-5.8 ED Lens:

I am new to shooting moving objects.It is light weight and easy to get centered on the shots.The lense auto focus is a little erattic at first but I figured it out after 1/2 an hour of shooting. Not a long time in the over all sceme of learning to use a new camera K10 and lense.It will take more experience to get great pictures in different conditions.I got 3 (perfect pictures) out of 80 photos of a high level horse lesson. I was happy with that results. Nice clear images and very bright in color.

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California beauty

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