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Compare Nikon 70-300mm F4.5-6.3G ED VR vs Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8

Reviews

Neo score
50%
50%
Pros
  • Optically stabilized
  • Great reach for a lower price point
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great price for the price
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lacks weather sealing
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Not the best from Pentax

Price

MSRP
400 USD
300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
7 blades
6 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Nikon F-mount
Pentax K-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Screw drive from camera
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
10 groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
1 ED element + Super Integrated Coating groups
ED glass elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
58 mm / 2.28 in
Size | Diameter
72 mm / 2.83 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
125 mm / 4.92 in
112 mm / 4.41 in
Weight
415 g / 14.66 oz
466 g / 16.47 oz

Function

Angle Of View
23.3° Diagonal | 19.5° Horizontal | 13.0° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4.5–6.3 ~ f/32
f/4–5.8 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
70 mm ~ 300 mm
55 mm ~ 300 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
105.0 mm ~ 450.0 mm
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
Yes
No
Weather Resistance
No
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.28x
Min Focus Distance
1100 mm / 43.31 in
1400 mm / 55.12 in

Production

Accessory
Lens hood included
Lens Hood: PH-RBI 58mm (supplied)
Debut
2016-08-17
2013-10-07
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