Pentax DA 55 300 or Tamron SP 70 300 DI USD


mohammad

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 17:50
Please guide me, if someone have experience a bout these two lenses.My priority is only IQ.
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Mohammad

AndrewA

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 18:04
The Pentax DA 55-300 is a stunning lens, I don't think you would be disappointed in this lens at all.
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Last Edited by AndrewA on 15/03/2013 - 18:06

mohammad

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 18:09
Hi Andrew.I wonder, why Tamron sp 70 300 is more expensive.
Regards
mohammad

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 18:41
To make it slightly easier for you to choose .... Tamron don't make the 70-300mm f4-5.6 SP Di VC USD in Pentax mount.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 15/03/2013 - 18:42

mohammad

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:01
Thank you Mike.I did,nt know that.Do you have another recommendation , better than pentax DA 55 300 with it,s price range?
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Mike-P

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:06
The Pentax 55-300mm is easily the best lens in it's price range (and quite a bit beyond). I think you will be more than happy if you buy one.
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jeallen01

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:12
AndrewA wrote:
The Pentax DA 55-300 is a stunning lens, I don't think you would be disappointed in this lens at all.

Check this out - particularly on Page 2!
https://www.pentaxuser.com/forum/topic/pentax-smc-da-55-300mm-v-sigma-70-300mm-f...
I would not swap my lens for ANYTHING ANYWHERE (and that goes a long way UPWARDS) in the very general price bracket!
K-3 II, K-3 and a K-70 from SRS (having now relegated the K-30 /"K-50" to a backup body), & some Sigma and Pentax lenses (and a lot of old 35mm gear!)
Last Edited by jeallen01 on 15/03/2013 - 19:15

mohammad

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:16
Yes ,but it,s not important if the price is a little more.
Regards

Mike-P

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:27
mohammad wrote:
Yes ,but it,s not important if the price is a little more.
Regards

There is nothing better in Pentax mount until you get to the Sigma 100-300mm f4 (if you can find one) or Pentax 60-250mm f4 and they are both well over 3 times the price.
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Last Edited by Mike-P on 15/03/2013 - 19:28

mohammad

Link Posted 15/03/2013 - 19:35
Thanks every one.
Regards

greypoint

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 09:16
Having used both the Nikon 70-300mm VR and Tamron 70-300mm VC in Nikon fit as well as the Pentax 55-300mm, I can confirm that the Pentax can more than hold it's own with regard to IQ. It's only downside is the noisy and less smooth AF, but it often surprises as to how well it can AF quite quickly.

velimir

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 10:04
Compact, light, and great for macro, this telephoto zoom lens handles focal lengths up to 300mm.
70-300mm
Model A17

F/4-5.6 Di LD MACRO

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Hi,
and for Pentax!!!

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Mike-P

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 10:15
Not the model the op was asking about and not a patch on the DA 55-300mm (imo)
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percy

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 10:26
I had the Tamron for a while, and found it great lens for the price. But now I have the 55-300 and the image quality is undoubtedly better. But now my 55-300 will (sadly) have to go to make way for a 60-250.

Algernon

Link Posted 16/03/2013 - 11:23
The Pentax 55-300mm is a great lens and works well with some
TC's.

This 100% crop (which has had to be severely cropped to 800sq
for this forum) was taken with a Jessops 1.7x TC (available
under several names) yesterday. I didn't
realize I'd only used f/6.3 I originally set it to f/7.1
which would be a bit sharper.

The screwdrive AF works with this TC

It doesn't work as well with the popular Tamron 1.4x

260mm x 1.7x = 440mm
Distance 5.4M .... ISO80 .... Flash .... K-5

The "Best cheap and cheerful 300mm range telephoto lens?" Thread
Seems to have been deleted????




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