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09-27-2011, 01:53 PM   #1
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Da 55-300 wr??...

Hey guys!!... Does anybody knows if we are going to have a DA55-300 Weather Resistant Version??... Just like the DA50-200 WR??... I hope we do!!... I really want it!!!...

Thankss!!!...

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No, right now one hasn't been announced, would be awesome though.

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09-27-2011, 02:06 PM   #3
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I know!!!... It would be really awesome!!!... =D...

Anyways... I think I will be waiting for it... =P...

Thanks Adam!!...
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Pentaxians have been asking for a DA 55-300 WR for a few years now. Hoya hasn't seemed to be paying attention but perhaps Ricoh will. And you're right... It would be awesome.

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Adding my name to the list. I'd buy one in an instant.
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Yeah, that question pops up here occasionally. At least once from me...

For a while I was actually waiting for the lens, but this spring I finally gave up and bought the non-WR 55-300. If Pentax/Ricoh surprises us I will probably switch, though.
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I would love a WR version of the lens. Not too long ago I dropped my 55-300 in the ground after that it doesn't behave like it should, super soft pictures etc.
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QuoteOriginally posted by joakim Quote
super soft pictures etc.
An option for you may be to get a cheap DAL 55-300 new off eBay to replace your 55-300. I'm seeing them for less than AUD$300 at the moment from some eBay stores. I have a DA L 55-300 and it is optically identical to the DA 55-300 and an excellent, sharp lens.

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I personally doubt that Pentax will release a WR version of the 55-300. Seems like with the amount of telescoping/extension it has when zooming that it would be a lot harder to seal than some of the other lenses out there. If you want sealed in this range, 60-250 is a step up in many different ways.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Rondec Quote
I personally doubt that Pentax will release a WR version of the 55-300. Seems like with the amount of telescoping/extension it has when zooming that it would be a lot harder to seal than some of the other lenses out there. If you want sealed in this range, 60-250 is a step up in many different ways.
Well... Maybe... But I dont know why I have this feeling that Ricoh WILL do something about it...

On the other side DA*60-250 is a lot more expensive... Maybe I will get it in years to come... But I dont see me buying it soon... Just like I see a lot of people in a budget...

Anyways... I hope Ricoh/Pentax LISTEN to their Customers (We Non-Pro Shooters...) and develop this dream DA55-300 WR...
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Pleeeeeeease make this lens WR Pentax!!!!!
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