Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
12-02-2010, 10:23 AM   #1
Senior Member
Rick Clark's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Provo, Utah
Posts: 128
K5 Lenses 55-300mm

I was surfing the net looking for a good lense for my K5 and I decided to go with the Pentax 55-300 and is the plastic mount going to be strong enough? I guess it is if they are using it.

Well 55mm is where the kit lense stops and it seemed the right choise, then I will have to get the SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] to fill the bag for under $1200 for both I hope.


And Adorma has a sale at this time if your looking for one.
Pentax SMC P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED AF Lens Kit, with Tiffen 58mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit


Last edited by Rick Clark; 12-02-2010 at 10:40 AM.
12-02-2010, 10:51 AM   #2
Pentaxian
bobmaxja's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2010
Location: Laval, Quebec Canada
Posts: 1,724
I am using the DAL 55-300 on my K-5. I dont see your point, for sure it's strong enought
12-02-2010, 11:13 AM   #3
Veteran Member
nulla's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Melbourne Australia
Posts: 1,560
QuoteOriginally posted by Rick Clark Quote
I was surfing the net looking for a good lense for my K5 and I decided to go with the Pentax 55-300 and is the plastic mount going to be strong enough? I guess it is if they are using it.

Well 55mm is where the kit lense stops and it seemed the right choise, then I will have to get the SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] to fill the bag for under $1200 for both I hope.


And Adorma has a sale at this time if your looking for one.
Pentax SMC P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED AF Lens Kit, with Tiffen 58mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit

Strong enough for what?
12-02-2010, 11:20 AM   #4
Veteran Member
ve2vfd's Avatar

Join Date: Aug 2007
Location: Montreal, Canada
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,433
Rick, the 55-300 isn't a very big lens... the mount on the K5 can withstand monsters like a bigma so the 55-300 is not much of an issue here.

Pat

12-02-2010, 11:37 AM   #5
Veteran Member




Join Date: May 2009
Location: Twin Cities, MN
Posts: 2,869
Just a quick FYI to the OP (since it sounds as though you are trying to 'cover the focal range'). The 10-17mm is significantly wider at 17mm than the 18mm is at 18mm - the angle of view is 180 degrees to 100 degrees, while the kit lens 18-55mm is 76 degrees through 29 degrees. Since the 10-17mm is a fisheye, it has a different characteristic than a normal lens, which is why what you see through the viewfinder is a much larger area than a standard lens at the same equivalent focal length.

If you want a lens that is wider than the kit lens, but still gives a normal look (not fisheye) to your photos, the cheapest alternative is a sigma 10-20mm.
12-02-2010, 01:46 PM   #6
Senior Member
Rick Clark's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Provo, Utah
Posts: 128
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
Rick, the 55-300 isn't a very big lens... the mount on the K5 can withstand monsters like a bigma so the 55-300 is not much of an issue here.

Pat
Thanks Pat
It just that all my lense have metal and I have never seen plastic used for the mounts. Thanks for the info Pat and as they say stay dry Rick
12-02-2010, 02:55 PM   #7
Pentaxian
fs999's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Luxembourg
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,589
Is it the DAL 55-200 you are meaning ?

The DA 55-300 has metal mount, not plastic.

There is also now the Sigma 8-16mm for ultra wide angle...
12-02-2010, 03:01 PM   #8
Senior Member
Rick Clark's Avatar

Join Date: Nov 2010
Location: Provo, Utah
Posts: 128
Original Poster
QuoteOriginally posted by pxpaulx Quote
Just a quick FYI to the OP (since it sounds as though you are trying to 'cover the focal range'). The 10-17mm is significantly wider at 17mm than the 18mm is at 18mm - the angle of view is 180 degrees to 100 degrees, while the kit lens 18-55mm is 76 degrees through 29 degrees. Since the 10-17mm is a fisheye, it has a different characteristic than a normal lens, which is why what you see through the viewfinder is a much larger area than a standard lens at the same equivalent focal length.

If you want a lens that is wider than the kit lens, but still gives a normal look (not fisheye) to your photos, the cheapest alternative is a sigma 10-20mm.
Ok I looked up the Sigma 10-20 and will have to do more research on it, but I do see what you are saying in the coverage. Gives me something to think about and I would like to find picture taken with it. Thats next Thanks Paul.

12-02-2010, 03:09 PM   #9
Pentaxian
fs999's Avatar

Join Date: Jul 2008
Location: Luxembourg
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 3,589
Sorry, didn't know there is a cheaper version of the DA 55-300...
12-02-2010, 03:10 PM   #10
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jul 2010
Location: Chicago
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 672
QuoteOriginally posted by fs999 Quote
Is it the DAL 55-200 you are meaning ?

The DA 55-300 has metal mount, not plastic.

There is also now the Sigma 8-16mm for ultra wide angle...
There's a DA-L 55-300mm
12-02-2010, 08:30 PM   #11
Site Supporter
SpecialK's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: So California
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 14,689
QuoteQuote:
Is it the DAL 55-200 you are meaning ?

You meant 50-200 :-)

The fisheye is awesome.
12-02-2010, 08:53 PM   #12
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
This is a lens question, not a specific K5 question in my opinion. So why do you post it here.

I will report and let a moderator decide to move or not.
12-02-2010, 10:17 PM   #13
Veteran Member




Join Date: Jun 2009
Location: Bridgetown West Australia
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 862
QuoteOriginally posted by Rick Clark Quote
I would like to find picture taken with
This was taken with the K20 and the Sigma 10-20. Great lens for landscapes and I love it!

12-02-2010, 11:20 PM   #14
Site Supporter




Join Date: Oct 2010
Location: Melbourne
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 2,886
QuoteOriginally posted by Rick Clark Quote
I was surfing the net looking for a good lense for my K5 and I decided to go with the Pentax 55-300 and is the plastic mount going to be strong enough? I guess it is if they are using it.

Well 55mm is where the kit lense stops and it seemed the right choise, then I will have to get the SMC Pentax-DA 10-17mm F3.5-4.5 Fish-Eye ED [IF] to fill the bag for under $1200 for both I hope.


And Adorma has a sale at this time if your looking for one.
Pentax SMC P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED AF Lens Kit, with Tiffen 58mm UV Filter, Lens Cap Leash, Professional Lens Cleaning Kit
Not quite sure which lens you are talking about, I have the 55-300 and it has a metal mount.
Greetings

Last edited by Schraubstock; 07-24-2011 at 03:05 AM.
12-03-2010, 12:35 AM   #15
Veteran Member
sterretje's Avatar

Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Roodepoort, South Africa
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,534
And a lenshood
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
55-300mm, k-mount, k5, k5 lenses, kit, lens, lense, pentax, pentax lens, slr lens, smc
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
How fast focus in 55-300mm any better new lenses what reach 300mm ? jpq Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 2 08-20-2010 07:19 PM
For Sale - Sold: Yard sale: M lenses, K 300mm, DA 14mm, ME film body, Nikkor lenses and more Nachodog Sold Items 24 12-26-2009 12:03 AM
70-300mm lenses and K100d Papersniper Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 28 02-09-2008 07:19 AM
New 55-300mm ? To much bodies and lenses at once? Italian Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 0 02-05-2008 08:09 PM
Compare 70-300mm AF lenses Papersniper Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 1 11-06-2007 09:36 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 07:09 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top