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Testing a newly-acquired DA 55-300 mm HD zoom on my old K20d.
Lens: DA 55-300 mm HD Camera: Pentax K20d Photo Location: Quebec, CANADA Aperture: F11 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 03-24-2020, 03:24 PM

My old FA 80-320 mm lens died on me. It had cost next to nothing when I purchased it so I replaced it with a used DA 55-300 mm HD instead of having it repaired (if it's even possible). These are my first picture tests on the K20d. These "not so good" lenses will stay on lower resolution sensors like the K20 and K5 where they perform quite well.

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For what it's worth, I use the same lens on my K-3 without hesitation. I own the DA*60-250 which is a better lens in terms of resolution (and, of course, the constant aperture) - but the screw-drive HD DA55-300 is lighter and more compact. Importantly, it's still perfectly capable of delivering excellent results on a 24MP when used appropriately.
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Thank you, sir. I will try it on my K3 when I have the opportunity. I had an old Da 55-300 mm that I used with OK results on my K5 in 2012-13 but that I later found unsatisfactory on the K3. I gave it to my daughter and I thought about acquiring this newer HD version for my older bodies.

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