DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

Started Sep 16, 2013 | Discussions thread
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kikivrany Veteran Member • Posts: 3,735
Re: DA 55-300 vs DA* 300 f4

Hello paulkienitz

I have only the DA 55-300, so I can't say how much better the IQ of the 300mm prime is ... but I think for sure it is.

My Point is an other one. Both lens have a useful use. The one is a zoom and the other have the better IQ, and maybe also a faster focus.

For a zoom lens example: I don't make a lot BIF pictures and therefore have not a lot praxis, but a zoom lens help me a lot for my bird pictures. I can use the lens around 55mm to find the bird in the viewfinder and follow them...and when the bird get close enough or at the right surrounding, I zoom in and can make the picture.

The other point is that a lot picture do not need the full 300mm.

But when you will use the lens for birds, which are per se far away, you don't need the zoom area and you get for sure with the 3mm prime a higher IQ for crop and maybe a faster focusing.

It's up to you ... for me both lens would have a useful use

best regards kikivrany

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