Need advice re long telephoto lenses
Re: Need advice re long telephoto lenses
Rod McD wrote:
- The Pentax 55-300 is the cheap option, but 300mm is its poorest performing FL.
.Don't write off the 55-300mm. It is an excellent lens and I have had fun times with my DA L version! and it is way better than anything else (those 70-300mm s on offer) of its class
The DA* 300mm and its FA/ F siblings are lenses as good as any. You will not regret it, and since it is your first foray in the world of birding, perhaps the best option.I would love to see that new TC, but then the 300mm f4 alone is a helluva lens.Frankly even with a monster like that 800mm Nikon has just announced, birds will be tough. There always will be a bird or an animal or something - bit far away. If you don't nurture good field craft... 300, 560 nothing will matter.Start off with the 55-300mm, and then take a call.
- I might be able to afford a used FA or DA 300mm at around $800-1100. They seem to have excellent reports. They're only 300mm, but are AF, and both have excellent IQ.
and why on earth is everything in red?:-x
Edited 4 months ago by Arijit Banerjee