DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

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

awaldram wrote:

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.

I agree with that, with one clarification. The 55-300's MTF performance is unremarkable, but it has excellent colour and contrast for a consumer zoom. Subjectively, sharpness is a combination of resolution and contrast. That's why users overestimate the 55-300's resolution, and why it measures very well in PopPhoto's SQF rating, which includes resolution and contrast, but looks average in Photozone's MTF test, which only measures MTF scores.

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