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Compare Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 vs Pentax DA 35mm F2.8 Macro vs Sigma 70mm F2.8 DG Macro

Reviews

Neo score
50%
68%
91%
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great price for the price
  • Compact and lightweight
  • 1:1 maximum magnification
  • Beautiful construction
  • 1x maximum magnification
  • Weather-sealed
  • Rather lightweight for a 1:1 macro lens
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Not the best from Pentax
  • External focusing
  • Built between Art and Contemporary line

Price

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

Construction

Aperture Blades
6 blades
9 blades, Rounded aperture diaphragm
9 blades
Colors
Black
Black, Silver
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Normal Prime Lens
Short Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
Full-Frame
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Distance scale, DoF scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Canon EF-mount, Nikon F-mount, Sigma SA-mount, Sony E-mount, Leica L-mount
Motor
Screw drive from camera
Screw drive from camera
Micromotor
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
9 elements
13 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
8 groups
10 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED glass elements groups
High-grade multi-layer HD (High Definition) Coating groups
Two FLD glass elementsTwo SLD glass elementsTwo aspherical elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
49 mm / 1.93 in
Size | Diameter
71 mm / 2.80 in
63 mm / 2.48 in
71 mm / 2.80 in
Size | Length
112 mm / 4.41 in
47 mm / 1.85 in
106 mm / 4.17 in
Weight
466 g / 16.47 oz
214 g / 7.56 oz
515 g / 18.20 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)
44.8° Diagonal | 37.8° Horizontal | 25.8° Vertical
34.4° Diagonal | 28.8° Horizontal | 19.5° Vertical
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
35 mm
70 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
52.5 mm
Focus Type
Extending front
Extending front
Image Stabilization
No
No
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.28x
1x
1x
Min Focus Distance
1400 mm / 55.12 in
140 mm / 5.51 in
260 mm / 10.24 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBI 58mm (supplied)
Lens Hood: built-in hood (supplied)
Lens Hood: LH708-01 (supplied)
Debut
2013-10-07
2013-08-27
2018-02-27
Made In
Japan
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