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Pentax HD DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR vs Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM

Looking to find more information regarding these two camera lenses? Check out our side by side comparison of the HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR vs Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDMto review specs, pros and cons, and which is right for you.

Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR Top Features

  • 55-300mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 – F5.8 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 58mm
  • Max Format: APS-C / DX
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • Weight: 466g.
  • Diameter: 71mm
  • Length: 112mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.4m
  • Max Magnification:0.28x

HD Pentax  DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR

Pentax DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED Top Features

  • 60-250mm Focal Range
  • F4.0 Max Aperture
  • Weather Sealed
  • Filter Thread: 67mm
  • Max Format:
  • Pentax KAF2 Mount
  • Weight: 1040g.
  • Diameter: 82mm
  • Length: 168mm
  • Min Focus Distance:1.1m
  • Max Magnification:0.15x

Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM

Our Winner: HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR over Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM

Focal Length – Wide 55mm vs 60mm
Focal Length – Tele 300mm vs 250mm
Optical Zoom 5.50x vs 4.20x
Weight 466g vs 1040g
Diameter 71mm vs 82mm
Length 112mm vs 168mm
Filter Thread 58mm vs 67mm
Max Magnification 0.28x vs 0.15x

Pros Of Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM over HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR
Max Aperture – Tele 4 vs 5.8
Diaphgragm Blades 9 vs 6
Depth-of-Field Scale Yes vs No
Minimum Focus Distance 1.1m vs 1.4m

Cons Of HD Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR and Pentax smc DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED IF SDM
Image Stabilization No vs No
Internal Zoom No vs No

Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR vs Pentax DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED All Features

General Pentax DA 55-300mm F4.0-5.8 ED WR Pentax DA 60-250mm F4.0 ED
Brand Pentax Pentax
Lens Type Zoom Zoom
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Lens Type Telephoto Zoom Telephoto Zoom
Lens Mount Pentax KAF2 Pentax KAF2
Max Format APS-C / DX APS-C / DX
Focal Range 55-300mm 60-250mm
Image Stabilization No No
Colour Black Black
Zoom Method Rotary (extending) Rotary (extending)
Power Zoom
Zoom Lock
Zoom Ratio 5.5X 4.2X
Aperture
Max Aperture F4.0 – F5.8 F4.0
Min Aperture F22.0 – F32.0 F32.0
Aperture Ring No No
Diaphragm Blades 6 9
Optics
Optical Elements 12 15
Optical Groups 8 13
Special Elements ED glass elements 2 ED elements
Focusing
Min Focus Distance 1.4m 1.1m
Max Magnification 0.28X 0.15X
Autofocus Yes Yes
AF Motor Type Screw drive from camera Ultrasonic
Full Time Manual Yes Yes
Focus Method Unknown Internal
Distance Scale Yes Yes
DoF Scale No Yes
Distance Scale Yes Yes
Focus Distance Limiter Unknown Unknown
Physical Specs
Weight 466g 1040g
Diameter 71mm 82mm
Length 112mm 168mm
Materials Unknown Unknown
Weather Sealing Yes Yes
Filter Thread 58mm 67mm
Filter Notes non rotating
Hood Supplied Yes Yes
Hood Code PH-RBI 58mm Unknown
Tripod Collar No Yes
Optional Accessories
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