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01-19-2014, 11:16 AM   #1
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HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR user review

After picking up my HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR last week I started right away at testing it. I've shared my findings and user review here
HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR user review | Wallace Koopmans Artlog



01-19-2014, 12:47 PM   #2
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Looks great in that photograph, much better than the DA L versions did, more concrete
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Interesting review. I sold my non-WR version to get the latest one. Construction seems tighter, as the OP noted in his review, the zoom ring has more resistance than the non-sealed version. The updated coatings do seem to give higher contrast images. With the 18-135WR and this lens you can cover a great range of subjects with a good degree of weather protection. I am still using a K5 and am happy to sue ISOs up to 6400 or higher if really neccesary, so not too worried about the relatively slow aperture.
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Thanks for the review. It is one of life's great mysteries why they didn't install a dc motor during the lens upgrade.

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It does look good

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Looks great in that photograph, much better than the DA L versions did, more concrete
It looks like a quality lens, certainly not like a limited or the DFA 100 macro WR but it looks and feels at home on a K-3 which is built to last.
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Size comparison of the DA55-300



Hint its the one in the middle
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Awesome. I picked one up a few weeks ago to go with my K3. I haven't really done much with it yet, but i'm taking it (and the kids) skiing on Thursday. I hope to get some good shots!
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