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Lens: DA 55-300 mm HD Camera: Pentax K3 Photo Location: Quebec, CANADA Aperture: F11 
Posted By: RICHARD L., 08-05-2020, 05:23 AM

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08-05-2020, 04:20 PM   #2
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You did manage to get the sharpest images with that gear combination. I already have a K-3ii on my XMAS List. )

08-05-2020, 04:45 PM   #3
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Previously, I had the first, non-WR version of this DA 55-300 mm lens. On the K5, it was very good up to 240 mm but it proved not up to snuff on a K3 sensor. I gave it to my daughter and I was using my old FA 80-320 mm until, one morning, it died on me (first piece of equipment to go bad in 55 years of photography, sniff !). I found this used "like-new" HD version on Ebay from Japan for 200 $ and I gave it a try. I've been astounded since the first day. I tried it first on my old K20 body where it performed admirably. Then another Pentax Forum contributor (CAM) said he was using this very lens on his K3, so I gave it a try. The new HD version has proved "extraordinary" up to now, very sharp when used at f/11 at all focal lengths. It behaves like an entirely different lens from the previous one. Of course the K3 is a hell of a machine in its own right.


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