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04-17-2012, 06:58 AM - 1 Like   #1
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Pentax SMC P-DA 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED

What is the P in Adorama's product title? It doesn't correspond to the lens database here on the DA 55-300. Is it the same lens?

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Pentax SMC P-DA 55mm-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED AF Lens with Hood #21720 21720

They want $429 and I emailed them and asked if they could do better and they said they could sell it for $349.

So I'll buy this lens right now for $349 IF it is the correct one.

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Yup, its the right one. P stands for Pentax, i believe.
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
They want $429 and I emailed them and asked if they could do better and they said they could sell it for $349.
Good for you, and Adorama! This puts a whole new slant on the concerns about the recent price increases.
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Good lens!

I used mine until I got the Tamron 70-200 2.8 (105-300)
Sadly, I can't carry all my lenses.



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It's got a metal mount and quick shift so its the DA and not the DAL version.
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Ahem...there is one for sale in the marketplace.
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The one for $349 might be grey market.

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bleh. grey market? adorama?
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
bleh. grey market? adorama?
grey market - Adorama.com
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That link only shows Canon and Nikon products.
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QuoteOriginally posted by lytrytyr Quote
That link only shows Canon and Nikon products.
I've seen Pentax grey market stuff on their site... The point is, they do sell grey market.
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Example: Pentax SMC P-DAL 55-300mm f/4.0-5.8 ED Lens 21897
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Hey I have a question about this lens. Does the camera know what zoom setting you've set for the lens? Is this information stored in the metadata in the picture file?
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QuoteOriginally posted by geekette Quote
Hey I have a question about this lens. Does the camera know what zoom setting you've set for the lens? Is this information stored in the metadata in the picture file?
Yes, the EXIF data includes the focal length in mm along with a lot of other things like, f, shutter speed, iso, etc.
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