DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
veroman Veteran Member • Posts: 4,862
Re: DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

I really don't know how the 55-300 compares to the prime since I've never used the prime. But I do own some sharp, detailed Canon L glass as reference, particularly my 70-200 f/4 L IS.

I purchased my 55-300 specifically for traveling light and still having reach. I used it for the first time yesterday at my granddaughter's 1st birthday party.

The pics are excellent, even at 300mm. I'm impressed and surprised. I had expected compromises in IQ at this price point ... and certainly at that focal length ... but it performed really well.

The downside to the 55-300, as one poster has already pointed out, is noisy focusing and occasional ratcheting if it doesn't catch the focus right away or if it hunts when it can't find enough contrast in the subject.

Other than that, I consider the 55-300 to be an excellent performer.

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