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04-22-2013, 10:29 AM   #1
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K-5 with 55-300mm lens

Hi everyone,

My K-5 with Pentax 55-300mm zoom intermittently crashes during autofocus at the wide end...200mm-300mm. the

04-22-2013, 10:45 AM   #2
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Define crashes

I don't use AF-C much and I don't use the DA55-300 much on the K5but under those conditions I have had the camera be totally unresponsive (hangs; with focus point indicator permanently lit in the viewfinder).

I've seen similar reports; maybe a pointer for your problem? I don't know if there is a solution; are you on the latest firmware?
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I have had the K-5 become unresponsive once, I happened to be using the DA L 55-300 but I don't think that was the cause. In this case I think it was a heat/battery issue. I pulled the battery and it started back up just fine. I took at least another 150 pictures after that with no problems before I was able to charge the battery again.
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DA 50-200mm WR and DA 55-300mm, which is better?

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QuoteOriginally posted by horonggo Quote
DA 50-200mm WR and DA 55-300mm, which is better?
Odd thread to resurrect. The WR is better if you need WR or a small lens, but the 300 beats it in every other way.
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QuoteOriginally posted by boriscleto Quote
Odd thread to resurrect. The WR is better if you need WR or a small lens, but the 300 beats it in every other way.
ok, i got it. thanks!
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