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04-23-2008, 08:08 PM   #1
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Pentax DA 55-300

I just saw that The Camera Store (a Canadian store) has the DA 55-300 for sale...

http://www.thecamerastore.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=33377

Anyone use this lens?

I am in the process of looking into a few zooms that go up to 300 and had pretty well made up my mind on the Sigma 70-300 APO, but this new Pentax lens is a new ballgame. It's $200 more than the sigma.

Any opinions on it? I did a quick google search for reviews dut didn't find anything yet.

Pat

04-23-2008, 09:31 PM   #2
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It has just barely begun shipping. Ed looks like he'll be the first of us to get it (see the 51st post of this thread- the 51st post is currently the last post)
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anybody have information how much this beauty will cost us?

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04-24-2008, 03:20 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by fearview Quote
anybody have information how much this beauty will cost us?

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I bought mine from Calumetphoto.com @ $329.95 + shipping.

04-24-2008, 03:22 AM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by ve2vfd Quote
I just saw that The Camera Store (a Canadian store) has the DA 55-300 for sale...

http://www.thecamerastore.com/ProductDetails.aspx?productID=33377

Anyone use this lens?

I am in the process of looking into a few zooms that go up to 300 and had pretty well made up my mind on the Sigma 70-300 APO, but this new Pentax lens is a new ballgame. It's $200 more than the sigma.

Any opinions on it? I did a quick google search for reviews dut didn't find anything yet.

Pat
I should have mine by Monday afternoon. I'll try and get in a few shots with it that I can post.

I'm particlularly interested in its performance as concerns PF in wide open, full extension, high contrast shots.

I'll post what I think of the build quality etc. as soon as I get it.

Ed
04-24-2008, 06:58 AM   #6
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Thanks Ed! I can'T wait to see how this new puppy performs!

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Should be very interesting.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
I bought mine from Calumetphoto.com @ $329.95 + shipping.

Awaiting pics, Ed, you are our only tester to date

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QuoteOriginally posted by Ed in GA Quote
I bought mine from Calumetphoto.com @ $329.95 + shipping.
You bought it, but it won't ship till it's in. It is not in stock, so they tell me
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You bought it, but it won't ship till it's in. It is not in stock, so they tell me
They shipped it yesterday.

Probably had pre-orders for all of their original shipment.

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Wow!, that's great. How long ago did you order it?
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Wow!, that's great. How long ago did you order it?
I ordered it on April 16th.
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I ordered it on April 16th.
Hmmmm! everywhere I look on the net, it says this lens will not ship until May 31. Who do you know? LOL
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I should have mine by Monday afternoon.
Why do new lenses or toys have to arrive on the Monday, instead of the Friday

I hope that you like it Ed, and I'm looking forward to seeing those pic's
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