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Compare Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 vs Pentax-DA* 16-50mm F2.8 vs Pentax-D FA* 70-200mm F2.8

Reviews

Neo score
50%
40%
40%
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great price for the price
  • Weather-sealed
  • Solid build quality
  • Superb image quality
  • Zoom lock prevents zoom creep
  • Weather-sealed
  • Comes with a tripod collar
  • Very nice construction
  • Well priced
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Not the best from Pentax
  • Exterior designed like a 1990's lens
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Lens hood not included
  • Expensive for APS-C
  • Large and heavy

Price

MSRP
300 USD
1300 USD
1700 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
6 blades
9 blades
9 blades, Rounded (f/2.8-5.6)
Colors
Black
Black
Black or Silver
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Standard Zoom Lens
Telephoto Zoom Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Focus limiter, Tripod collar, Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Material
Magnesium alloy
Motor
Screw drive from camera
Stepper motor
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
16 elements
19 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
10 groups
16 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED glass elements groups
ED + anomalous glass + aspherical elements, HD coating groups
HD, AB, Super Protect coatings groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
77 mm / 3.03 in
Size | Diameter
71 mm / 2.80 in
84 mm / 3.31 in
92 mm / 3.62 in
Size | Length
112 mm / 4.41 in
117 mm / 4.61 in
203 mm / 7.99 in
Weight
466 g / 16.47 oz
712 g / 25.16 oz
1755 g / 62.01 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)
84.1° Diagonal | 73.7° Horizontal | 53.1° Vertical (wide) ~ 32.2° Diagonal | 27.0° Horizontal | 18.2° Vertical (tele)
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical (wide) ~ 12.4° Diagonal | 10.3° Horizontal | 6.9° Vertical (tele)
Aperture
f/4–5.8 ~ f/22–32
f/2.8 ~ f/22
f/2.8 ~ f/22
Autofocus
Yes
Yes
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
55 mm ~ 300 mm
16 mm ~ 50 mm
70 mm ~ 200 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
24.0 mm ~ 75.0 mm
Focus Type
Internal
Internal
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom
External zoom
External zoom (zoom lock available)

Performance

Max Magnification
0.28x
0.24x
0.13x
Min Focus Distance
1400 mm / 55.12 in
300 mm / 11.81 in
1200 mm / 47.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBI 58mm (supplied)
Lens Hood: PH-RBN77 (sold separately)
Lens Hood: PH-RBM77 (supplied)
Debut
2013-10-07
2021-07-14
2015-02-04
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