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12-29-2009, 07:26 AM   #1
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Has the new plastic 55-300 the same IQ than the old one?

Appart from the construction in plastic, is the same?

12-29-2009, 07:45 AM   #2
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But no hood or quickshift. I found quickshift very helpful on the 55-300 on my K200D to get the focus close on subjects with lower contrast and then let the autofocus take over.
12-29-2009, 01:00 PM   #4

GRRRRR no hood.... A 25 cent piece of plastic that they want to sell you for 63.95!!!

Thanks Hoya... Greedy POS bastards

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QuoteOriginally posted by Igilligan Quote
GRRRRR no hood.... A 25 cent piece of plastic that they want to sell you for 63.95!!!

Thanks Hoya... Greedy POS bastards
Yes, I was amazed how much they wanted for that when I checked on BHPhoto. (I've got a "full" version of the 55-300 myself.) Hoya has taught Pentax the bad habit of leaving out necessaties like a hood (and I do consider it a necessity), just like Canon, not to save money, because it costs them virtually nothing to include it, but to force you to spend more money. A lot of the L lenses (for low cost, not the Canon "L") will be wearing 3rd-party hoods from China!


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