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04-09-2010, 08:13 PM   #1
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pentax DA lens question

Hi, I have tried in vain to find out the difference between the Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED zoom lens and the P-DA version.
Does anyone know what the P stands for?
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04-09-2010, 09:20 PM   #2
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P stands for "Pentax". Yup, that's it.
The full name, I think, is actually SMC Pentax-DA etc etc, so P-DA works as an abbreviation

There is another version of that lens, though, called SMC Pentax-DA L 55-300, note the L - which is a "lighter" version of the same lens.
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Do you have a reference or link for the P-DA?
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Well, there is no P-DA version, there is the DA and the DA-L versions. The difference is the DA-L version has a plastic mount, no hood and no MF clutch when in AF mode. Optically I believe they are the same.

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Thanks guys.
Where have you been for the past 7 months? :Hysterical:
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