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07-25-2011, 03:58 PM   #1
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Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED samples



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Quite a decent lens for the price Its a shame I hate zooms and mine rarely gets the call










MFD @ 300mm







SHAMMUUU






Its even good for a panorama in a pinch!




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Spectacular consumer lens. Highly underrated. Tack sharp wide open.
Love its compactness - gets the call often with me as my 70-200 is usually too large and hefty for casual shooting...




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Love its performance wide open:




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I have the DA-L version and it's honestly my favourite lens, and the one that gets the most use out of me.










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At 300mm & f8.







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This is a great lens - highly under-rated. It even better with the K-5 since we can pump up the ISO and still get great pictures.

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The 55-300mm is a very bang-for-buck lens for those looking to get something in the longer focal lengths:



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Couple of primate pics from a recent trip to the San Diego Zoo.





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A real sleeper of a lens

My 55-300 is one of my most used and trusted lenses. The results speak for themselves ... it just doesn't perform like a consumer lens.


California Sister (Adelpha californica)


Widow Skimmer (Libellula luctuosa)


Thompson's Gazelle


Small Wood Nymph (Cercyonis oetus)


Great Purple Hairstreak (Atlides halesus)
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Some pics from my recent London trip, taken with my K-5 and DA-L 55-300.







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Evere photo were taken with wide open and 300mm, but that second one taken by 150mm or something.
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I've had my 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED for a bit more than a year now and it's the lens I always have on my K200D at home and when I set off on the trail. I figure I can always swap to one of my other lenses to shoot landscapes or flowers, but that when I need the 300mm end I need it NOW. It's a great lens, with lovely bokeh and high IQ, and very versatile, as this range of shots shows...

Harvest Time




Hunting at Dusk




The One That Got Away




Complimentary Colors




Ladybug A one-for-one crop shot at 300mm hand-held. The ladybug is also seen on the picture above.

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Great Horn Owl fledgling

Have not used my DA55-300 for over a year, what a nice lens.
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