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HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM WR RE with K-500?

Hi everybody

I am an happy K500 owner, considering to buy a medium tele zoom.
I focused on the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM WR RE: I'm not a pro, this seems to be a good tradeoff value/priuce, , but I'm not sure it is fully compatible with my camera.
Can you help me in clarifying the point?

Thank you

Davide


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QuoteOriginally posted by nessus1964 Quote
Hi everybody

I am an happy K500 owner, considering to buy a medium tele zoom.
I focused on the HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 PLM WR RE: I'm not a pro, this seems to be a good tradeoff value/priuce, , but I'm not sure it is fully compatible with my camera.
Can you help me in clarifying the point?

Thank you

Davide
It's an excellent lens, but unfortunately not fully compatible:

Pentax K-500 and HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE - Compatibility | PentaxForums.com

If you also plan to upgrade the body, the K-70 would be a great pairing for it.

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The older HD 55-300 WR is compatible with your camera. The only downside is screwdrive and slower focusing.
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Yup, this would be the lens to use as an alternative:

HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Review - Introduction | PentaxForums.com Reviews


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HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR

Hi all

many thanks for your advices, hopefully Santa Claus will give me this (first) upgrade to my lenses lot.
I'll test the newcomer, and possibly give you my feedback here.

Regards

Davide
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