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05-14-2010, 01:56 AM   #1
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What is the Diff b/w DA 55-300mm & DAL 55-300mm

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Can any one telll me the diff b/w DA 55-300MM & DAL 55-300MM.
I saw K-x With 2 kit lens at amazon where they have mentioned DA 55-300mm and Same 2kit lens pacakge at b & H offering DA L 55-300mm. Can any tell me which offer is better one??

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05-14-2010, 05:13 AM   #2
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They have the same optical formula, but, unlike the first and more expensive version, the DA L has plastic mount, no hood, no quick shift.
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Essentially what causey said, the difference between the two is the same as the difference between the DA-L 18-55mm kit lens and the DA 18-55mm II lens -- pretty much the same thing, just minus some "bonus" features.
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It might well be missing the distance markings as well.

PS an original Pentax lenshood costs you around US$60. Something to keep in mind. I assume that the one for the DA fits.


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Yes cost of hood is quite awful, but you can find them used sometimes to make it more palatable.

I think I paid around $10 or $15 for my 1855 hood, now at $17 on KEH.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kathyk Quote
Yes cost of hood is quite awful, but you can find them used sometimes to make it more palatable.

I think I paid around $10 or $15 for my 1855 hood, now at $17 on KEH.

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I paid just under $12.98 for a pretty good lens hood of ebay (shipped from china)
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