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Essential Pentax Lenses For Wildlife Photography

Here are the 3 must have Pentax lenses if you're partaking in wildlife photography.

|  Pentax HD -DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR in Lenses
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If you like to photograph animals, great or small, then it can help to know what sort of lenses will be ideal for different types of photo. Here, we list the top 3 lenses that will be ideal for wildlife photography from Pentax:

Pentax HD Pentax DA 55 300mm F4 4 8 ED WR Lens (5)

HD Pentax 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR 

This telephoto lens, with a reach of 300mm, is ideal for capturing those far away subjects that it's not possible to get close to, whether it be birds high in trees, or shy animals such as rabbits, hares, badgers or deers. With a wide end of 55mm, it is versatile and can be used in a variety of situations. The weather resistant construction will help too, if you're out in the field and the weather takes a turn of the worse. 


Pentax DA FA Macro 100mm F2 8 WR (7)

Pentax-D FA 100mm f/2.8 Macro WR Lens

The Pentax 100mm Macro lens will be ideal for getting images of the smaller wildlife, such as butterflies and insects or even small mammals and pets.  The lens creates nice bokeh, making for pleasing backgrounds in your shots, plus can also be used to wider vistas of faraway subjects, encompassing lots of wildlife for example a herd of deer. 


Pentax 50 135mm DA Star Lens (6)

Pentax DA* 50-135mm f/2.8 ED [IF] SDM

This lens will be ideal for shooting captive wildlife, for example at safari parks and zoos where you can get relatively close to the animals. Its fast, bright f/2.8 aperture will enable you to get a clear shot without using flash even in gloomy indoor enclosures, and still has enough reach to bring the animal closer to you if it is further away. The ideal focal length for portrait work, this lens should enable you to capture some stunning close ups of the head and faces of the animals. 

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20 Jan 2016 12:26PM
Are you kidding? 100mm or 135mm aren't going to cut it unless one is verry stealthy. 250mm capability should be the starting point for wildlife, (unless you're at the zoo). Personally, I use the Pentax 60-250mm f/4 with the Pentax 1.4x teleconverter. I am reaching out way beyond 135mm most of the time.
GeorgeP 13 62 26 United States
5 Mar 2016 3:37PM
Since we're on the Pentax forum why not take advantage of that "backward compatibility" that makes Pentax different from so many other makers? That allows those on modest budgets to investigate lenses like the KM-300 f/4. Granted, it won't do much for advertisers selling new equipment but it will help readers!!

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