50-200 or 55-300 ?

Started Dec 9, 2009 | Discussions thread
Jon Schick Veteran Member • Posts: 4,474
Re: 50-200 or 55-300 ?

There is a difference between the DA 55-300 and DA-L one offered as part of kit with Kx.

Optical design is identical so image quality should be the same.

The DA-L lens, however, has an engineered plastic mount rather than metal (so do lots of other lenses, but I prefer the latter), and does not offer quick shift focus.

The latter may be more of an issue as the 55-300 is not a terribly fast focussing lens, especially at its longer length. My copy hunts badly unless I get it in roughly the right zone with quick shift first.

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