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Compare Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 vs Pentax DA 560mm F5.6

Reviews

Neo score
50%
16%
Pros
  • Weather-sealed
  • Great price for the price
  • The longest reach for APS-C
Cons
  • Dark and variable maximum aperture
  • External zoom without zoom lock
  • Not the best from Pentax
  • Dark maximum aperture
  • Large and heavy like a full-frame lens
  • Professionals may prefer FF instead

Price

MSRP
300 USD
5000 USD
Offers (incl. referral links)

Construction

Aperture Blades
6 blades
Colors
Black
Form Factor
Super Telephoto Zoom Lens
Super Telephoto Prime Lens
Image Size
APS-C
APS-C
Lens Barrel
Distance scale
Lens Mount
Pentax K-mount
Pentax K-mount
Motor
Screw drive from camera
Optical Formula | Elements
12 elements
6 elements
Optical Formula | Groups
8 groups
5 groups
Optical Formula | Special Glass
ED glass elements groups

Dimensions

Filter Diameter
58 mm / 2.28 in
112 mm / 4.41 in
Size | Diameter
71 mm / 2.80 in
130 mm / 5.12 in
Size | Length
112 mm / 4.41 in
522 mm / 20.55 in
Weight
466 g / 16.47 oz
3040 g / 107.42 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)
3.0° Diagonal | 2.5° Horizontal | 1.6° Vertical
Aperture
f/4–5.8 ~ f/22–32
f/5.6 ~ f/45
Autofocus
Yes
Crop Factor
1.5
1.5
Focal Length
55 mm ~ 300 mm
560 mm
Focal Length (35mm Equivalent)
82.5 mm ~ 450.0 mm
840.0 mm
Image Stabilization
No
Weather Resistance
Yes
Zoom Type
External zoom

Performance

Max Magnification
0.28x
Min Focus Distance
1400 mm / 55.12 in
5600 mm / 220.47 in

Production

Accessory
Lens Hood: PH-RBI 58mm (supplied)
Debut
2013-10-07
2012-09-10
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