DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
awaldram
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Re: DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4
In reply to paulkienitz, Sep 17, 2013

Well it appears that the obvious is missed

The da55-300 is so bad @300mm/f4 it can't even take a picture

All lens are identical @monitor resolution by f8

you use your lens on your Q. ?The 55-300 is well inside the diffraction zone @5.8 and from there its downhill.

Whether the da*300mm is worth the extra money to you depends on many factors some below

1. shooting (do you shoot above f8 all the time?

2 ability (if you shoot blurry image they'll not improve with the da*300) (this means you use mono-pod/tripod where necessary not believing SR will allow shooting 1/30 @450mm)

3 IQ Quotient (how much store you put on quality)

Of cause if your happy massaging 'reviews' in your head to make them identical or even the consumer zoom the better option, then that's probably your best value option.

My own opinion is in line with Rons the da*300 is one of the best 300mm prime lens ever made, The 55-300 is a run of the mill consumer zoom and behaves as such.

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