Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is a Fixed aperture Auto Focus (AF) Super Telephoto Prime
lens with APS-C / DX max sensor coverage, and it is designed to be used with Pentax KAF2 mount cameras.
What type of photography is the Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED lens good for?
The type of photography that you are planning to use the Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is an important decision factor. Here we have evaluated its suitability to various photography scenarios:
Reasons to Buy Pentax smc DA 300mm F4.0 ED IF SDM Lens
Here, we've included a summary of the advantages and disadvantages of the Pentax smc DA 300mm F4.0 ED IF SDM lens in a list form to help you determine whether it offers the features you need.
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| Weather Sealed
| Distance Scale
| DoF(Depth of Field) Scale
| Hood supplied
| Tripod Collar
| Full-time Manual Focusing
|9 Diaphragm Blades
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Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is compatible with cameras that have Pentax KAF2 lens mount. Some of the latest released cameras that are compatible with the Pentax KAF2 lenses are , and .
Size, Weight and Filter Thread
Size and weight is a very important decision factor when searching for your next lens. Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED has a maximum diameter of 83mm and total length of 184mm. It weighs 1070g / 37.7 oz.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED has a filter thread of 77mm.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED has a fixed focal lenght of 300mm which has a 35mm equivalent focal range of 450mm when used on a APS-C / DX format camera.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is a weather sealed lens which provides an extra protection to prevent water and dust get inside the lens and camera body under light rain, snow and wind. In order to have an effective protection, you have to pair the Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED with a weather sealed camera body such as , and .
With a total length of 184mm and a weight of 1070g, the Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is a large lens. Fortunately, it comes with a tripod collar which you can use to attach the lens directly to a tripod or monopod instead of attaching the camera. This connection helps to better balance the lens/kit combination.
Optical Image Stabilization
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED doesn't have an optical image stabilization system so the only option to stabilize the image taken with this lens is to mount on a camera body with IBIS (sensor based In-body image stabilization).
Maximum Magnification Ratio
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED has a Max Magnification Ratio of 0.24x and has a minimum focusing distance of 1.4m.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED has a max aperture of F4.0 and a minimum aperture of F32.0.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED's optical formula consists of 8 elements in 6 groups .
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED comes with a removable lens hood which is handy to reduce lens flare and glare in your photos. The model number of the hood is PH-RBK77.
Pentax DA 300mm F4.0 ED is available in Black color.
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