after the DA 55-300... which lens is "better" ?

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jf_tea
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Re: after the DA 55-300... which lens is "better" ?
In reply to paulkienitz, 11 months ago

paulkienitz wrote:

jf_tea wrote:

Short version: Which lens (zoom or prime) can meet the following requirements, without being too expensive (let's say, no more than $1500) ?

  • at least 300mm
  • sharper than the Pentax 55-300
  • preferably as bright or brighter than f/5.6

I know there is the HD 55-300, the DA*300, and, the Sigma 50-500 and 150-500. Are there other candidates? Which ones are useable for walking or in a canoe? (Probably not the "bigma").

The 55-300 is not that easy to beat. I know, I've tried. I think you've already named all the reasonable alternatives: either the DA* 300 or one of the two Sigma zooms. The HD version is not going to be significantly different.

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"A good photograph is knowing where to stand." -- Ansel

Yes, indeed, there are very few alternatives to the 55-300.

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