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Pentax smc DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM Telephoto Prime Lens for Pentax DSLR

by Pentax

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  • Equivalent to 460mm in 35mm format
  • Ultrasonic lens for an extremely fast and silent focus
  • Extra low dispersion ED lens elements for brilliant sharpness and saturated colours
  • Weather resistant lens against humidity and dust
  • Fast manual focusing in AF mode with quick shift focus system
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  • Product Dimensions: 24.6 x 18 x 12.7 cm ; 1.1 Kg
  • Boxed-product Weight: 1.5 Kg
  • Item model number: Pentax DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM
  • ASIN: B0013545U2
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 12 Jun. 2008
  • Average Customer Review: 5.0 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (12 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 55,463 in Electronics (See Top 100 in Electronics)

Product Description

Product Description

This fast high-performance DA* series lens utilises a ultrasonic focus motors to assure extremely fast and silent operation. High-quality ED lens elements provide for brilliant image quality. Additionally, the inner focusing design offers convenient and comfortable operation. The lens is completely sealed against dirt and splashes, and the PENTAX SP coating further protects the front lens element against contamination. The objective is equipped with a tripod mount collar.

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Pentax smc DA* 300mm f/4 ED (IF) SDM telephoto prime lens for Pentax DSLR
Front Cap
Rear Cap
Soft Case
Lens Hood
Tripod Mount

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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Bjorn Andersson on 10 Jan. 2013
Although you can't expect a 300mm lens to be as sharp as a good 50mm lens, there's no reason why it can't produce excellent colors, contrast, bokeh, etc. It is precisely in those "subjective" categories that the DA* 300 performs most flawlessly. Resolution is also outstanding in a lens of this focal length, which makes this an outstanding critter lens for those who can't afford the immense prices for quality supertelephotos. In many ways, a 300 f4 lens hits kind of the sweet spot in terms of usuability and price. A faster 300mm lens, or a long f4 lens, or a zoom lens of comparable quality, would cost and weigh at least twice as much. It works superbly as a critter lens for larger animals, such as elk, moose, seals, feral children, etc. Because of its ability to focus to nearly 4.5 feet, it could, at least theoretically, be used for birds as well -- assuming you could get close enough to the nervous little critters. Of course, because of stunning IQ, it can be used in other types of work as well, including landscapes.

Focusing was accurate and AF-C works well as long as you can steadily track the moving object. Focusing ring has approximately 220°travel which makes manual focusing feel like in the good old times. The ring does not spin when performing AF so you can hold the lens as you please.

Finally a lens that should put an end on bidding wars over older F* and FA* 300/4.5 lenses
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Mark cronin on 4 Mar. 2015
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very very good quality lens. i use it on a k3 and it gives good results. focus is a little slow (not really slow just not very fast), i didn't notice any great focus improvement coming from a 55-300. image quality is miles better though. So if you have a 55-300 and your frustrated with the poor focus speed but happy with image quality this lens probably isn't worth the upgrade, if your happy with the focus but frustrated with the image quality then this is worth the upgrade. 100% crop on this is about the same as 25% crop on the 55-300.

Pentax customer service in europe though is absolutely useless, even worse than that. The lens cap broke on my one straight out of the box, no big deal really as you can get a no name replacement for a couple of euro. but i tried to get in contact with pentax customer support to see if i could get a replacement under warranty and there was just no reply. i tried using the contact form on the website and every email i could find. i eventually got a reply from jpss uk who said they passed it onto the correct people in pentax who assured them that they would deal with it. i never heard anything from pentax after that. If it was a major fault i would have gone through amazon for the warranty, who are usually very good, i just didnt want to have to sent the whole lens back for this small fault.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By D. Storm on 25 Nov. 2014
This lens is stellar. There is nothing close to it for a Pentax DSLR and if you team it up with the Pentax 1.4 HD AW Teleconverter you have a 420mm constant F5.6 lens with superb IQ and great focussing. The TC, by the way, does not reduce contrast and the reduction in IQ is so negligible as to not be worth worrying about.

I can't speak highly enough of this fantastic lump of glass and metal, it is magnificent.
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8 of 9 people found the following review helpful By Amazonian on 30 July 2011
I absolutely love this lens. It's pin sharp (pixel peeping level). Fantastic colours, contrast and bokeh. Yes it is a biggish lens, but compare this to s similar Nikon or Canon and this is a light lens and it balances beautifully on the Pentax K5. Well worth it.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Iain on 19 Dec. 2012
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This is an excellent lens. The image quality from this lens is superb and it is comparible in sharpness to my 31mm f1.8 FA lens.
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6 of 7 people found the following review helpful By D. Morgan on 25 Nov. 2010
I had been lusting over one of these for a short while after reading the reviews on forums and seeing some of the outstanding results I was very impressed and have at last got one and I am not a long standing photogrpher with decades of experience but am one of these people that do tend to buy all the gear.
In the hope that this great piece of kit would enhance my humble offerings I went ahead and bought this.I found it just right for my K20D well balanced the sdm is almost silent and really quite fast the images so far have been very satisfying indeed if you are pondering this purchase I am no expert but this is one lens which I use almost daily if particular for birds and wildlife.

A recent trip to Whipsnade Zoo to test this sure was rewarding I am really over the moon with this lens and would recommend it to anyone
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