55-300 (pics)

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Dan W
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55-300 (pics)
Oct 3, 2013

From time to time, someone here asks about how the 55-300VR compares to other lenses. I thought I'd post a few pics I took at a local lagoon the other day. It was in the middle of the day so the light was nothing special but this may give you an idea of what this lens can do with limited pp. These are jpegs, btw.

While I'm not sure the 55-300 is quite as sharp as my 70-300 (damaged and in need of repair), it's reasonably sharp, light and inexpensive.

I never know what I'm going to find at the lagoon. Sometimes it's turtles or birds, other times, not much of anything in the way of wildlife. This time it was little critters.

DW

This grasshopper was tiny, about 1.5 inches long.

I stopped down some but still didn't get the warning claw (it had only one) in focus.

The 55-300 isn't the fastest focusing lens. I focused manually here.

I shot the other day at a local lagoon.

An easier shot since it "posed" for me.

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Re: 55-300 (pics)
In reply to Dan W, Oct 4, 2013

Good stuff Dan.  So you have both the 55-300 & the 70-300 .... Why?

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In reply to Texas Heat, Oct 4, 2013

Good stuff Dan.  So you have both the 55-300 & the 70-300 .... Why?

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Thanks, Cindy. I broke my trusty 70-300 and decided to get the 55-300 instead of repairing it.

The 70-300 has a couple of features that the 55-300 lacks but the latter lens is lighter and, of course, has greater range.

Dan

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In reply to Dan W, Oct 4, 2013

Nice pic's, I have the 55-300mm and find it is sharp right through the range, must have a good copy.

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Ron
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In reply to var1, Oct 4, 2013

Thanks, Ron. Don't get me wrong, the 55-300 is sharp and it's a great value.

Here's another recents shot.

Dan

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In reply to var1, Oct 4, 2013

My wife and I visited Australia a couple of years ago. We stayed with friends in Manly and travelled around some. We had a great time and would love to go back.

DW

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