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Pentax HD DA 55-300MM F4-5.8 ED WR

Pentax HD DA 55-300MM F4-5.8 ED WR
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50 reviews

May, 2018

alaTest has collected and analyzed 50 reviews of Pentax HD DA 55-300MM F4-5.8 ED WR. The average rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters for all reviews. Reviews about the design and reliability are on the whole positive. The size and usability also get good opinions, but some have doubts about the price.

usability, size, reliability, design


On average, users rate this product 87/100.

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alaTest has collected and analyzed 10 user reviews of Pentax HD DA 55-300MM F4-5.8 ED WR from The average user rating for this product is 4.4/5, compared to an average user rating of 4.4/5 for other Lenses & Filters on Reviewers really like the reliability and design, whereas reviews are divided on the price.

usability, design, reliability

100% of the reviews on give this product a positive rating.

This summary is based on the products: Pentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR LensPentax DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens

May, 2018

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Sharp Performer


An excellent lens for casual wildlife photography, being well built, weather resistant and with good sharpness and contrast. Best used with centrefocus point or else it can can hunt, racking between close focus to infinity and generally shutter speeds...

Durable ; Great Picture Quality ; Lightweight ; Simple Controls

Erratic Autofocus

Oct, 2015

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Pentax 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED WR DA Lens – B


This lens was supplied by Wex Photographic and I have had it for about a month now. Wex's service was excellent and the lens arrived promptly, very securely packed and in perfect condition. I have used it with a Pentax K-5 II S DSLR camera and it has...

Durable ; Great Picture Quality ; Simple Controls


Sep, 2014

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Good(ish) 300 For Damp Conditions


This lens is not a stellar performer but it is a reasonable and durable 300 for the money. Like many testers I've discovered the drop off in light transmission across the frame - particularly when fully extended. Likewise, the sluggish AF - probably as...

Durable ; Simple Controls ; Weather sealed

Dark At Edges ; Slow Af

Jun, 2014

Product Specifications


Color of product:Black / Silver
Mounting type:Bayonet

Lens System

Closest Focusing Distance:55.1
Component for:MILC / SLR
Diagonal angle of view (max):24.5
Fixed focal length:0.315
Focal length range (f-f):2.17 - 11.8
Lens mount interface:Pentax KAF / Pentax Q
Lens structure:12/8 / 3/3
Lens structure (elements/groups):12/8 / 3/3
Lens Type:Super telephoto / Telephoto
Maximum aperture number:22 / 8
Maximum focal length (35mm film equiv):11.8 / 3.94
Minimum aperture number:4 / 8
Minimum focal length (35mm film equiv):2.17
Viewing angle, horizontal:29
Viewing angle, vertical:6
Zoom capability:x5.5
Zoom range:10.6

Packaging Content

Bag included: Yes
Lens hood: Yes


Compatibility:Pentax Q
Compatible products:Pentax Q
Lens hood: Yes
Maximum magnification:0.28

Weight & Dimensions

Diameter:0.768 / 2.83
Filter size:2.28
Length:1.6 / 4.41
Weight:0.635 / 16.4