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06-11-2008, 03:29 PM   #16
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Perhaps the lens in question is faulty & needs returning/exchanging...

My experience with the 55-300 has been very positive, sure it is a little noisy sometimes but it's a consumer lens.
On the IQ I find it quite impressive, sharp at 300mm & very nice colour/contrast rendition, certainly better than both the Tamron/Sigma 70-300s I previously owned

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QuoteOriginally posted by praxxis Quote
i read about those issues regarding the lens hunting... are there really some issues on this lens?

or probably there's some bad batch/dud copies that roam around?
I got my 55-300 a week and a half ago. I'm happy with it. It has a very sensitive focusing system. The focus 'sensor' seems very accurate, but I find as a photographer I have to be accurate at pointing to the item I intend to take a picture of.

The focus sensor reminds me of the old handheld Pentax spot meter...very accurate, but you have to be right on the button of what you are taking a picture of.
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Here are some full size 'Official Shots' from Pentax with the Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lens -

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2594151957_b35793be02_o.jpg

and

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2594139197_af7d0118f1_o.jpg

These shots are not mine, but Pentax's.


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QuoteOriginally posted by Rodney9 Quote
Here are some full size 'Official Shots' with the Pentax smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lens -

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3266/2594151957_b35793be02_o.jpg

and

http://farm4.static.flickr.com/3022/2594139197_af7d0118f1_o.jpg


If my shots turn out like yours I wouldnt have a issue but mined turns out ,out of focus and its disappointing on the IQ


I tried to change to Av or Tv and even auto but Im stumped


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I wish they were mine, but alas, they are Pentax.
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QuoteOriginally posted by praxxis Quote
i read about those issues regarding the lens hunting... are there really some issues on this lens?

or probably there's some bad batch/dud copies that roam around?
Mine hunts on occasion, and has basically locked up once or twice. Nice IQ though, way better than the Pentax 50-200 or Sigma 70-300 APO.
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