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04-19-2010, 05:03 PM   #16
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Ok,my A 70-210 f4 smokes my DA 55-300 in contrast, color rendering and sharpness.
It is way porky in comparison but that is what you get with metal construction.
That said, my DA spends lot more time on the camera than the A, something about auto focus.

Cheers, Mike.

04-28-2010, 03:40 PM   #17
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QuoteOriginally posted by badbrother Quote
very disappointed for not seeing a follow-up on this post by PentHassyKon .

badbrother: I too am disappointed that I didn't follow-up. I sincerely apologize for this, I just didn't have the time to follow-up. I have posted test shots in my flickr acct if you're interested. Non-scientific methods.

However, follow-up posts by others affirms my observations also
- the DA55-300 is no slouch. It is my goto lens for my k200d whenever I need the reach. I only wish it was f4 @ 300 but that is another story and of course $$
- I still have the Series 1 and the Pentax-A since I have a Pentax LX. The DA's don't work too well on a film camera that needs an aperture ring.
- I sold the DA 50-200 since it was redundant to the DA55-300. I think I stated this already above

What other info were you looking for badbrother?
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