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SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM

SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM

The Pentax DA* 300mm telephoto lens features weather-sealing as well as Pentax's SDM focusing technology. It has a removable tripod mount.

SMC Pentax-DA* 300mm F4 ED [IF] SDM
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Image Format
Full-frame / 35mm film
Lens Mount
Pentax K
Aperture Ring
Automatic, 9 blades
8 elements, 6 groups
Mount Variant
Check camera compatibility
Max. Aperture
Min. Aperture
AF (in-lens motor or screwdrive)
Min. Focus
140 cm
Max. Magnification
Filter Size
77 mm
Internal Focus
Field of View (Diag. / Horiz.)

APS-C: 5.4 ° / 4.6 °
PH-RBK 77 mm
Lens Cap
Weather Sealing
Yes (AW)
Other Features
AF/MF Switch,Tripod Mount
Diam x Length
83 x 184 mm (3.3 x 7.2 in.)
1070 g (37.7 oz.)
w/ Hood: +90g
w/ Tripod Foot: +80g
Production Years
2008 to present (in production)
$996 USD current price
Engraved Name
smc PENTAX-DA* 1:4 300mm ED [IF] SDM
Product Code
User reviews
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Unofficial Full-Frame Compatibility Tests by Pentax Forums
★★★ Full coverage at all tested F-stops and all focal lengths
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Two ED elements.
Designed for APS-C but officially full-frame compatible per Ricoh. The Pentax K-1 includes full-frame correction profiles for this lens.

Screwdrive AutofocusSupersonic AutofocusQuick ShiftWeather SealedInternal FocusingAutomatic ApertureFull-Frame Support
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New Member

Registered: July, 2013
Posts: 16
Lens Review Date: April 23, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $650.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharpness, Handling, Image Quality
Cons: Lens Hood, Autofocus Speed
Sharpness: 10    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K3-II   

Since I so heavily rely on people's reviews of products, I felt that this was a good opportunity to give a review back, along with a comparison that I don't see made too often (between a Star prime lens and a "consumer" zoom lens)

Since it may or may not matter to people, I got into photography so that my wife and I could decorate our house with our own pictures. I prefer nature and wildlife photos, but I'll take pictures of what I come across. We've taken a few trips to rainforest areas in Central and South America, so weather resistance is crucial. I started with a K30, paired with the 18-135 and then the 55-300 HD/WR lenses. I then read too much about the quality of other lenses and cameras, and decided that I wanted to try my hand with nicer equipment. I first bought a K3 II from a forum member (thank you again), and then recently purchased the DA*300 from KEH (for what I felt was a very reasonable deal).

I chose the DA*300 for its focal length and touted image quality. The 55-300 was making me cranky with its autofocus, sometimes getting jittery during continuous focus and always the noise. That noise seemed problematic for taking pictures of animals. Naturally, the SDM motor in the DA*300 is substantially quieter. Autofocus speed may or may not be any different, but at least it's quieter when it's searching and not scaring animals off.

A size/weight comparison would favor the zoom, but the DA*300 is well balanced with the K3 II and especially with the battery grip, as other forum members have mentioned. I highly recommend the battery grip, and with AA's if at all possible for the additional weight. Handheld, I'm okay with the DA*300, and I seem to have better luck with keeping stable than with the 55-300. I think that the additional weight dampens my shaking hands, though 300 mm is probably my limit for handheld photography (so no TC in my future). On a monopod, having the tripod mount on the lens allows me to take much nicer pictures, especially when I remember to put the ballhead stem into the notch, if that makes sense. The combo is a bit heavy, but another one of my hobbies is powerlifting, so the weight is comforting to me. (except for long hikes)

Now image quality. This is not meant to be a scientific comparison. It's not an equal test. It's me taking pictures of bumblebees outside my house on consecutive days, one with the 55-300 and one with the DA*300. I used a monopod and tried my best. I shot both in RAW and then processed them in DarkTable as I've been getting used to version 3. The colors are a bit oversaturated on the 55-300 picture, but I think you'll get the idea.

55-300 picture, at 300 mm.


I'm very happy with the DA*300 and can't wait to take it fun places.
Senior Member

Registered: June, 2018
Posts: 125
Lens Review Date: January 7, 2020 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $675.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, lovely colours and bokeh, weather sealed
Cons: Slightly slow autofocus
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 9    Autofocus: 7    Handling: 9    Value: 9    New or Used: New   

Pleasing in the hand, images are wonderful, sharpness is very good wide open and superb from f5.6. Plays well with the HD 1.4x TC. Took me a while to work out how to get good results with a long lens, but that's about the 12 inches behind the camera. No complaints.

There are a selection of my photos with this lens, mostly with the HD 1.4x TC, on my flickr
Forum Member

Registered: November, 2018
Location: Central Ontario
Posts: 78

2 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: May 20, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $849.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Everything
Cons: None that I could find
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: New    Camera Used: KP   

Phenomenal lens. So glad I made this purchase. Coupled with the HD Pentax-DA 1.4 teleconverter it is a breeze to get the shots I wanted when hiking. Takes great shots with little focus hunting in low light situations.
Forum Member

Registered: August, 2018
Posts: 62
Lens Review Date: May 14, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $800.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Not necessary to have a heavy lens
Cons: Nothing
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K-1 ii   

Coupled to a K-1 ii, this lense is unbelievable.
You can isolate the subject in a bubble of sharpness, and give it all its the importance.
No aberrations, a lot of contrast, even in bad weather.
The focus ring does not move when the SDM motor is working.


Registered: March, 2009
Location: Australia
Posts: 421

1 user found this helpful
Lens Review Date: April 20, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $1,000.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Sharp, light, superb image quality, withstands rain and fog well.
Cons: AF defaults to short range instead of infinity when lock broken, AF not as responsive as contemporaries.
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Autofocus: 7    Handling: 9    Value: 9    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K-3ii   

I use this lens more than the Sigma 70-200 HSM II I own, which is saying a lot. The handling and image quality are superb.

There are only two shortfalls to speak of. The AF is slower than the Sigma. This was notable at airshows but not for other situations like sports.

The other issue I encountered that I haven't seen any references to, is that when AF lock is lost, the lens defaults to short distance, not infinity. This is really irritating as it completely blurs out the viewfinder while it's re-establishing lock. At airshows it resulted in complete loss of tracking because I couldn't see the aircraft in the viewfinder. In sports situations it was manageable, but irritating.

Other than those two things it's brilliant. I use now over my Sigma. The keeper rate is much lower than the Sigma, but the image quality and sharpness make up for it; I'm really pleased I bought it.
New Member

Registered: December, 2012
Location: Czech Republic
Posts: 22

17 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: March 21, 2019 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $1,080.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: well built, sharp, nice bokeh, absent CA, excellent image quality, overall an extremely incredible lens
Cons: slow AF
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 8    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K-3II, K-3, K-7, K-5 (modified for astrophotography)   

I have this lens since June 2012 - after 18-55 from a set and DA 35 Macro Limited it was my third lens I have bought. Since the first year, it is one of my favourite lenses, maybe it still holds a 1st place (by my opinion it is a better lens than probably everything I have, including FA77Ltd, FA31Ltd, A50/1.2, DFA100WR or a new DA*11-18 etc.). There is almost no trip when this lens is not in my backpack. This lens is sharp even from wide-open, CA is almost absent in 99% of photos, bokeh is nice especially is you shoot low. The only thing that would need an update is the AF. It’s precise but slow. But I think, that photos speak for the lens better than any words…

Marmota flaviventris (yellow belied marmot) - Tuolumne meadows, Yosemite National Park, California, USA

Great Orion Nebula, BAdwater Basin, Death Valley, California, USA

Spermophilus saturatus (Cascade Golden-mantle​d Ground Squirrel) - Mt. Rainier NP, Washington, USA

Cyanocitta stelleri (Steller's Jay) - Sol Duc Falls, Olympic National Park, Washington, USA

Spe​rmophilus citellus (european ground squirell) - Czech Republic

Neotinea ustulata (burnt tip orchid) - Czech Republic

Mantis religiosa (praying mantis) - Czech Republic

And total solar eclipse 2017 - Hartwell Lake; Mountain View park, Clemson, South Carolina, USA
Shot using Kenko 2× KAX teleplus MC7.

Veteran Member

Registered: April, 2013
Location: Pittsburgh, PA
Posts: 458

5 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: September 4, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $700.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Beautiful colors, incredibly sharp, all around incredible lens
Cons: Slow autofocus
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 6    Handling: 8    Value: 10    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K-5II, K-1   

Few lenses have impressed me as much as this one. Not only does the lens itself feel like a machined masterpiece when holding it, but it is capable of producing images at a quality that few other lenses can produce. I would rank this #1 out of all of the lenses I've ever used as far as the quality of image you get straight out of the camera without any post processing... this one has the magic pixie dust that is mentioned from time to time. I would even rank this above the FA 77 as far as overall optics go. That being said, it is big and heavy and has slow AF... I almost always used manual focus as I found it very nice to use and it saved a lot of frustration. Bokeh is incredibly beautiful, like an oil painting... even when shot wide open. Here are some of my favorite photos taken with the Pentax DA* 300mm:

Two Red Leaves

Deer Portrait at North Park by James Baron, on Flickr

Bright Fall Foliage III

Green Leaf Portrait by James Baron, on Flickr

A Fall Sunset Silhouette

Fallen Red Leaf

Fall Focus
Junior Member

Registered: November, 2017
Posts: 42

3 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: April 21, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $800.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Incredibly sharp with almost no aberrations
Cons: Auto-focus can be fussy
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 9    Autofocus: 8    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K-70   

I've been a Pentaxian since I graduated from high school in 1978 and my dad gave me a K-1000 as a grad gift, and I've been shooting professionally for over 30 years. I've owned close to two dozen lenses over the years and just got this 300 a few months ago (I had the mid-80s model which was still going strong, but I wanted auto-focus for my newer digital bodies). This is one of the sharpest lenses I have ever owned. At ISO 100 I can't find any detectable noise. Editing pics from this lens in post is a breeze and a joy. I never have to correct for any aberrations and the rest of the workflow (color balance, exposure, sharpening, etc.) is always easy because there's almost never anything that needs fixing (unless it was pilot error, which is fairly often). It is heavy, but not THAT heavy. In fact, it's a bit smaller and lighter than my 70-200 2.8. The build quality is fantastic, the quick-shift focus is so helpful, and the focus motor is so quiet that I can't hear it. It's actually quite shocking to see the image come into focus silently. The only downside for some shooters (e.g., those that shoot fast-action sports) is that the autofocus system can be fussy: it hunts a bit, is sometimes slow to react, and doesn't work that well when tracking and shooting continuously. I'm a nature/landscape photographer, so it does't bother me at all (I'm often manual-focusing anyway). This is the kind of lens that you would run back into a burning house to save. Here's an example of a low-light shot I got this evening, hand-held while sneaking around the back of my garage (high ISO, so there is some noise, but I needed a fast shutter speed).
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Registered: October, 2006
Location: North Face of Mount Shasta
Posts: 120

2 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: March 10, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $600.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp at all apertures, Realistic Contrast, Distortion free, Excellent focus accuracy, Fast
Cons: None worth mentioning
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K3   

All you have to do is read a few reviews here about this lens to understand just how competent it really is. The listed cons about it are almost non-existent.
What I will tell you though, is just how much confidence this lens has given me. It never ceases to amaze me that I'm capable of images of such quality. I would of been hesitant to tell anyone that great equipment will make you a great photographer ... however, for me, this lens comes pretty close.

Veteran Member

Registered: May, 2008
Location: Naples, FL
Posts: 661

3 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: March 5, 2018 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $800.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Excellent build, Colors, Contrast, Sharpness
Cons: lack of focus limiter
New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K3 II   

I recently decided to add Pentax to my kit for wildlife photography. I have used several lenses in this range in the past from Canon and Sony including Canon 70-300L, Canon 100-400L, Canon 400 f/5.6L and Sony 70-400G. I don't think that the Pentax lenses loses anything to these lenses in real world photography.

I have been pleased with the lens so far. The build quality is truly excellent and rivals any of the manufacturers. I feel more confident in the weather sealing of this lens compared to anything I've used and I have no complaints at all. With this comes a little bit of weight, but it is actually reasonable for being a 300 f/4 lens. I think that being able to have the robust construction with weather sealing is worth a little bit of extra weight. The lens mounts tightly to the camera with zero play whatsoever. It also mates well with the HD DA 1.4X TC and you can't even tell that it's on there. I'll write a separate review for the TC later, but this is a perfect match to add extra reach.

Sharpness is useable right from wide open. It's slightly better stopped down, but you only have to for depth of field differences. The lens also has very nice contrast and colors making post processing quick and easy. I did a little bit of chromatic aberration torture testing in harsh light on a flower and I didn't see any issues, even with the TC installed. I would say that this is a non-issue in real world conditions. Lighting too harsh for the lens would likely be too harsh to make decent photos anyway.

Autofocus is "good." It reminds me of the 100-400L or 70-400G from Sony. A little bit sluggish to go throughout the whole range, but reasonable fast and smooth. Focus tracking seems fine as well, although I haven't done extensive testing. I feel like a focus limiter would have been very beneficial on this lens, but it's not a deal breaker. I would recommend trying to prefocus on a nearby subject ahead of time if possible. This is probably the weakest area of the lens, but it's actually a little better than I expected after reading reviews and reports.

Overall this is a great lens that won't let you down. Pentax owners should be proud to have such a great lens available.

flower2 by Daniel, on Flickr

red dragon by Daniel, on Flickr

evening prance by Daniel, on Flickr

flying great egret by Daniel, on Flickr
Forum Member

Registered: July, 2015
Posts: 53

4 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: February 3, 2017 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $750.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: size, sharpness, build
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 9    Autofocus: 7    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K3 II   

Got it as early Christmas present for myself. Didn't have much chance to use it due to weather being rubbish, but when I could finally go out with it: wow.

IQ is amazing, even with HD converter. Sharp like my grandpas cutthroat razor.
You need to learn how to use it though. For birding forget SR, go for high shuter speed, high ISO and stop down 2/3 stop (with converter) and you can count feather strands even on small and fluffy birds.

Could be faster focusing, especially if it decides to go wrong way first.

DA 300 + HD converter, no crop, f7.1, 1/640s, ISO 4000
20170203_Pennington_0020.jpg by Grzegorz Furmanski, on Flickr

same settings, slight crop
20170203_Pennington_0011.jpg by Grzegorz Furmanski, on Flickr

f7.1, 1/640s/ ISO 2500, haf frame cropped out
20170203_Pennington_0022.jpg by Grzegorz Furmanski, on Flickr

After using this lens for few months the only change to my score is AF. It's accurate and fine for static subjects or slower flying birds, but if you want tracking faster flying birds you're in for some hard time. I just got back from Farne Island in UK, where you have thousands of birds right in front of you, flying and siting within few meters.
Out of about 300 photos I took of Puffins in flight about 15 is in sharp focus. I think it's due to the lens being too slow adjusting focus, it just can't keep up with birds moving. All the right focus points light up in viewfinder and camera is trying to follow but lens just can't keep up.
I still think it's a great lens but you hava to be rally patient if you want to shoot BIF with it.

Couple good ones:
IMGP7223.jpg by Grzegorz Furmanski, on Flickr

IMGP7116.jpg by Grzegorz Furmanski, on Flickr

Registered: January, 2015
Location: Maryland
Posts: 1,674

9 users found this helpful
Lens Review Date: December 1, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $710.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Weight, Size, Sharpness, Color Rendering, WR, Smooth Focus
Cons: Very little... AF speed I suppose?
Sharpness: 9    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 8    Autofocus: 8    Handling: 10    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K-3II   

Sharpness: 9/10 - only because I can't put it at the same level as the surgical DFA 100mm WR.
Abberations: 9/10 - It's good, but I've had some CA in certain lighting situations. Inevitable sometimes
Bokeh: 8/10 - It's good at times and unpleasant at other times... Though, I'm not buying a 300mm f4 for superb bokeh characteristics...
Autofocus: 8/10 - I think it's a combination of things. SDM is fairly old tech and Pentax is definitely behind compared to the competition when it comes to AF speed. But it's still great, and it's silent which is critical for wildlife shooting.
Handling: 10/10 - This lens feels incredible, build quality is superb and paired with a K-3II and D-BG5 grip it's very well balanced. Easily handheld.
Value: 10/10 - Let's just say I scored a deal on this lens and I wouldn't ever be able to sell it for what I think it's worth.

Overall: Easily a 10/10 solely for the value. This lens is superb - if you can find a copy for under $1000 grab it.

Before buying the DA*300 I owned the Bigma 50-500 OS.
It was a great lens, but it was big at 500mm. It was difficult to get through the woods with at full extension and I was never super happy with the results past 400mm.
It was also difficult to shoot handheld and at 6.3 wide open, I needed a lot of light!

I was skeptical buying the DA*300 since I was going to lose 200mm.
I must say even with the loss in FOV, this lens make up in superior image quality and color rendering.
At a cropped equivalent, the DA*300 beats the Bigma at 500mm EVERY day, IMHO.

Weather Resistant - Not much to say here. Awesome feature I hope I never need to rely on, but it's there just in case!

I'm yearning now for the HD 1.4x TC to pair with this lens.
For such a small package I can have a 300mm f4 and a 420mm f5.6 in the bag.

Highly recommended.
Probably my favorite Pentax lens to date.

It converted me to primes... Soon after I sold every zoom I own and bought the DA15, DA35 macro, DA70, and DFA100 WR.

That's all the kit I need.

If there was one lens to rule them all, it would be my DA*300... I've shot portraits, wildlife, landscapes, pseudo-macro... It's an all around winner in my bag.


Here's some sample shots.

IMG_3236 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_4206 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_4169 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_2662 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_2636 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_2695 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_2107.jpg by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_2361.jpg by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_4013 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_1443 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_4201 by Logan Hall, on Flickr

IMG_5346 by Logan Hall, on Flickr
Senior Member

Registered: August, 2008
Location: Southern New Mexico
Posts: 120
Lens Review Date: July 26, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $900.00 | Rating: 10 

Pros: Sharp, Vibrant Colors, Bokeh, balanced on camera/tripod
Cons: none
Sharpness: 10    Aberrations: 10    Bokeh: 10    Autofocus: 8    Handling: 8    Value: 10    New or Used: Used    Camera Used: K-3   

I didn't plan to purchase this lens but then again I didn't plan to purchase all the other lenses I now own. It takes a little getting used to for example, I start at f/5.6 to get enough depth of field to include the whole bird in focus. I also manually focus most of the time since I don't want it hunting for the subject and blow the picture just before I take it. Coming from the "old days" of film and manual everything, I prefer using my brain instead of letting the camera decide everything for me. The lens itself is large, metal and full of glass. If you want a fragile plastic light lens for that quick shot, this isn't for you. If you have the patience to practice and the knowledge to use a lens that will last a lifetime, this may be something to explore.
New Member

Registered: August, 2014
Location: Palm Beach, Fl
Posts: 4
Lens Review Date: April 2, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $900.00 | Rating: 9 

Pros: Build Quality, Color rendition
Cons: Could be sharper
Sharpness: 7    Aberrations: 9    Bokeh: 7    Autofocus: 9    Handling: 9    Value: 9    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K3   

I was expecting a little more sharpness from what I read on previous forum posts. The pictures I've taken were with the f-stop wide open at f/4. If I stopped down, I could probably improve the sharpness. Handling and auto focus were excellent. The colors really pop with this lens. For the price it is an excellent value from a Pentax offering. Currently my favorite lens. I highly recommend it.
New Member

Registered: June, 2015
Location: Iasi
Posts: 14
Lens Review Date: March 14, 2016 I can recommend this lens: Yes | Price: $853.00 | Rating: 7 

Pros: built quality, tripod foot, heavy, very silent
Cons: AF, AF, AF
Sharpness: 6    Aberrations: 8    Bokeh: 8    Autofocus: 3    Handling: 10    Value: 7    New or Used: New    Camera Used: K-3 II   

I added "heavy" to the Pros section because I've always felt like a heavy lens is easier to stabilize when hand held...up to a certain weight of course. For my stature, the weight of this lens is perfect for doing just that.

Built quality is very good, almost on par with $3000 others from more famous brands. The tripod foot is also very well built and fitted in the perfect part of the lens. The hood gives the lens a pro look, and the filter rotating hatch is a great addition.

In regards to optics, and AF in particular, things are not as good. Yet I see some amazing shots taken with this lens, so I'm questioning my shooting and/or focusing technique since I am just an amateur. But I can't help comparing it to the last similar combo I've owned: Canon 7D mk II + Canon 70-300/4.5-5.6 USM. The Pentax setup acts like someone who's trying to focus manually without wearing the prescription glasses in comparison.

AF is very slow in PDAF, but very quiet. I have a Sigma 18-35/1.8 that has similarly slow focus and only works best in CDAF. But the 300 fails in CDAF as well. And things are not getting better by closing down either. When I look at the pictures in DCU5, the focusing points displayed are not in focus, and the focus is not in front or in back either. Everything is just fuzzy for no apparent reason.
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