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04-25-2011, 03:06 PM   #1
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[ACQUIRED] Pentax DA 55-300

I'm looking for a clean copy of the DA 55-300 and willing to pay $250-$275.

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I have the DAL 55-300 for $200 on market. I've had both and honestly, at that level of glass......there's no IQ difference. Now if you're bumping up to a 70-200 2.8, there's no comparison. But for entry level zooms, I wouldn't even blink at the difference.
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Thanks, Deiberson. I'm actually bumping down from the Pentax-DA* 50-135 f/2.8. I don't really use telephoto lenses often as I tend to shoot portraits and candid shots. I'm pretty set on the quick-shift ability of the DA55-300, but seems like the Tamron would also be a good buy to keep the same speed.

The reason I'll be selling the Pentax-DA* 50-135 f/2.8 is that I'll be moving to Nicaragua in August and so I want to downgrade this lens just in case my stuff gets damaged or stolen. If I can find a good international insurance policy though, I'll just keep it since it is an excellent (excellent!) lens. Also, I'm trying to save money and pay back some student loans.

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