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07-15-2008, 11:50 AM   #1
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300mm options

I'm wanting to get a good 300mm lens for one of my camera's. I want to keep it on one of my camera's maybe the K100d and keep a wide lens on my K20D.
The question I have is should I save up and get the DA* 300mm or should I go for something like the 55-300? Or maybe you have another idea? I want something that isn't as heavy as the Sears 60-300 I have.


07-15-2008, 12:13 PM   #2
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While it's not exactly light the Pentax K 300 F4 is a pretty good lens. It certainly is hand holdable. IIRC there is even a dedicated thread here for it. It's main fault is that it lacks a tripod mount but I got a decent one from someone in Oz.

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I also have the 300mm F4 K mount but its not exactly portable.
I am thinking of a 55-300mm or waiting to see how much the 60-250mm retails t.
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The 55-300 isn't going to give you the same IQ as the DA* 300. If you don't need the versatility and can live with the price (and weight), I'd go for the DA*.


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