The 60-250 is a fixed ap f4 lens and a DA*. It’s the premium long zoom for the Pentax APS-C cameras. The DA 55-300, while very good, was meant to be a bargain zoom. I don’t now how the two lenses compare in use. But the 60-250 is of course faster at full zoom, and I suspect image quality is somewhat better.
> On May 16, 2018, at 11:19 AM, ann sanfedele <ann...@nyc.rr.com> wrote: > > Paul - I wonder why this one is going for over $800, even on ebay, and a > pre-owned DA 55-300 1:4-5.8 is only going for around $100. > I was going to be happy selling my lens for $100. > > ann > > On 5/16/2018 11:04 AM, Paul Stenquist wrote: >> My DA*60-250/4 has served me well for several years. I paid about $1700 for >> it back then, B&H now sell it for $1296. I use it on the K-1 in both full >> frame and crop mode. It vignettes slightly in full frame mode. I’m moving to >> the D FA 70-200, so I would like the sell the 60-250. My sample doesn’t show >> any signs of wear. The glass appears to be perfect. The zoom has always been >> slightly stiff through the midrange, but I was told that is native to the >> lens. It comes with original caps, the hood and the tripod mount. All the >> goodies that it came with when new. I will let it go for $700, with free >> shipping to a United States address. Will ship anywhere but will need >> shipping fee to non-U.S. addresses. >> >> Paul > > > -- > PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List > PDML@pdml.net > http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net > to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow > the directions. -- PDML Pentax-Discuss Mail List PDML@pdml.net http://pdml.net/mailman/listinfo/pdml_pdml.net to UNSUBSCRIBE from the PDML, please visit the link directly above and follow the directions.