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10-10-2009, 03:07 PM   #1
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DA 18-250 v. DA 55-300

I'm curious, issue of focal lengths put aside for the moment, which lens is better in terms of IQ?

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the DA 55-300.
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the DA 55-300.
Just the kind of answer I like - short and to the point!

I had figured the 55-300 was better, but another opinion can be helpful.
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QuoteOriginally posted by flippedgazelle Quote
Just the kind of answer I like - short and to the point!

I had figured the 55-300 was better, but another opinion can be helpful.
OK, the 55-300 is better.






To elaborate; at the same FL's, the 55-300 is contrastier, with better colour accuracy and is about 1/2 stop faster. My 55-300 is also sharper than the superzoom, most especially at the long end and wide open (max aperture being very important with these slow lenses). The 55-300 is significantly longer, because the 18-250 is an internal focus design and loses range at less than infinity focus, all the way down to 135mm at min focus.

The 18-250 is an amazing all-rounder, but the 55-300 kicks its butt as a telephoto lens.


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