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Compare Pentax-D FA 150-450mm F4.5-5.6 vs Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8

Reviews

Neo score
31%
50%
Pros
  • Great reach at a reasonable price point
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great price for the price
Cons
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large and heavy
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Not the best from Pentax

Price

MSRP
2500 USD
300 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
9 blades, Rounded (150mm: F4.5-8, 450mm: F5.6-8)
6 blades
Colors
Black
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
Full-Frame
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Motor
Micromotor
Screw drive from camera
Optical Formula | Elements
18 elements
12 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
14 groups
8 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
HD, Super protect coatings, ED elements groups
ED glass elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
86 mm / 3.39 in
58 mm / 2.28 in
Size | Diameter
95 mm / 3.74 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
242 mm / 9.53 in
112 mm / 4.41 in
Weight
2000 g / 70.67 oz
466 g / 16.47 oz

Function

Angle Of View
16.4° Diagonal | 13.7° Horizontal | 9.1° 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/4.5–5.6 ~ f/22–27
f/4–5.8 ~ f/22–32
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
Focal Length
150 mm ~ 450 mm
55 mm ~ 300 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom (zoom lock available)
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.22x
0.28x
Min Focus Distance
2000 mm / 78.74 in
1400 mm / 55.12 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBA86 (supplied), Tripod mount: O-TM80Lens case: HS120-270
Lens Hood: PH-RBI 58mm (supplied)
Debut
2015-02-04
2013-10-07
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