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01-23-2008, 10:51 AM   #1
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55-300 Size Differences?

Sorry, didn't post this in the best place the first time:

On the Japanese brochure floating around, the size of this lens looks significantly larger than 50-200, and close to the DA* 200 (note the width of the zoom ring). On the K20 catalog, with lens pics at the bottom, the lens looks almost the same size as the 18-55 (or 50-200). Anyone else notice this?

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Does it matter that much? It's possible, since the maximum focal length is higher than both other lenses.
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Any word on pricing? I'll be interested in seeing how this stacks up against the 70-300mm's
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The DA55-300 does look longer to me but not too much.

I would imagine the DA18-55mm is the new kit lens and the DA55-300mm a nice companion to that?

I wonder if the DA18-50mm and DA50-200 will be discontinued? Probably not. Cheap to build and excellent quality.

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Well...

If it's bigger, I'll stick with the 50-200, but if it's the same size as the 50-200 (as it looks in the K20 brochure) I'll get one, as it is then smaller than the Tamron/Sigma 70-300s. That's why it matters. Plus, I find it peculiar that they would have two different sizes floating around.

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QuoteOriginally posted by gnaztee Quote
If it's bigger, I'll stick with the 50-200, but if it's the same size as the 50-200 (as it looks in the K20 brochure) I'll get one, as it is then smaller than the Tamron/Sigma 70-300s. That's why it matters. Plus, I find it peculiar that they would have two different sizes floating around.

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Straight from pentaximaging.com:
50-200
Weight: 9.2 oz.
Size Max Diameter Length: 2.6" x 3.1"

55-300:
Weight (w/o Hood): 15.5 oz. (440g)
Maximum Diameter x Minimum Length: 2.8 x 4.4" (71.0 x 111.5mm)

It looks like the size of the 55-300 is closer to that of the 18-250.

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