Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED - Review / Test Report - Sample Images & Verdict
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Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 77.5mm
Exposure Data: f/4.0 @ 1/200s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.5 @ 1/250s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 300.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.8 @ 1/640s
Size 3872x2592
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 170.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.5 @ 1/1000s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 62.5mm
Exposure Data: f/10.0 @ 1/160s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.5 @ 1/250s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 55.0mm
Exposure Data: f/7.1 @ 1/250s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 400
Focal Length 150.0mm
Exposure Data: f/4.5 @ 1/200s
Size 2592x3872
Make PENTAX Corporation
Model PENTAX K10D
ISO Speed 200
Focal Length 210.0mm
Exposure Data: f/5.6 @ 1/800s
Size 2592x3872

Verdict

The Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED is a viable choice when it comes to an affordable long range tele lens. The resolution figures are pretty decent and in field conditions it shines with a snappy contrast characteristic. The secondary characteristics (vignetting, distortions, CAs) are about average for a lens in this class. All-in-all it is optically superior compared to its smaller cousin, the SMC DA 50-200mm f/4-5.6 ED. The build quality of the lens is fine and the AF is fast enough for most applications. A sound offer relative to its pricing.

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