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Compare Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 vs Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8 vs Pentax 08 Wide Zoom

Reviews

Neo score
50%
40%
50%
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Very affordable for the reach it provides
  • Superb image quality
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very nice construction
  • Well priced
  • Exceptionally compact and light
  • The widest option for Q-mount
  • Has a metal mount
  • Has built-in ND filter
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Large and heavy
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Low maximum magnification

Price

MSRP
450 USD
1700 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded blades
9 blades, Rounded (f/2.8-5.6)
Colors
Black
Black or Silver
Silver
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Wide-Angle Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
Full-Frame
1/1.7"
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax Q-mount
Motor
Stepper motor
Micromotor
Optical Formula | Elements
14 elements
19 elements
10 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
11 groups
16 groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED elements + HD and SP coatings groups
HD, AB, Super Protect coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
77 mm / 3.03 in
92 mm / 3.62 in
54 mm / 2.13 in
Size | Length
89 mm / 3.50 in
203 mm / 7.99 in
38 mm / 1.50 in
Weight
471 g / 16.64 oz
1755 g / 62.01 oz
75 g / 2.65 oz

Function

Angle Of View
29.4° Diagonal | 24.6° Horizontal | 16.6° Vertical (wide) ~ 5.5° Diagonal | 4.6° Horizontal | 3.1° Vertical (tele)
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
102° Diagonal (wide) ~ 77° (tele)
Aperture
f/4.5–6.3 ~ f/22–32
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/3.7–4
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
4.6
Focal Length
55 mm ~ 300 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
3.8 mm ~ 5.9 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
17.5 mm ~ 27.0 mm
Focus Type
Extending front
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.3x
0.13x
0.03x
Min Focus Distance
950 mm / 37.40 in
1200 mm / 47.24 in
250 mm / 9.84 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBK58 (supplied)
Lens Hood: PH-RBM77 (supplied)
Lens Hood: PH-RBF49 (sold separately)
Debut
2016-06-08
2015-02-04
2013-11-06
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