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 paulkienitz, Sep 18, 2013

I swapped from the 55-300 to the DA* just over a year ago and i don't regret the move i love the solid well built feel the sharpness and weather sealing and the quietness the SDM offers, I sold my 55-300 on ebay the same day the other arrived and thought nothing of it. However 3 months later on the Western Isles shooting otters i found myself missing the ability to zoom down when the otters got closer, and started thinking i shouldn't of sold the 55-300 so quickly.

The Irony is i originally ordered the Sigma 150-500 but that was out of stock and i had already ruled out the 60-250 Pentax. So all i can suggest is consider your needs really carefully.

I still think i made the right choice, it just has a few limitations.

 Matt1645f4's gear list:Matt1645f4's gear list
Pentax K-5 Fujifilm X-E1 Pentax K-3 Pentax smc DA* 300mm F4.0 ED (IF) SDM Tamron SP AF 17-50mm F/2.8 XR Di II LD Aspherical (IF) +1 more
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