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01-30-2008, 09:31 AM   #1
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Wondering...

On the new 55-300mm, does anyone know if the front rotates during focusing?

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Judging by the fact that it doesnt have a petal shaped hood, I am going to guess that the front element rotates
01-30-2008, 01:13 PM   #3
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Not sure there is a correlation

QuoteOriginally posted by kthung Quote
Judging by the fact that it doesnt have a petal shaped hood, I am going to guess that the front element rotates
Don't the new DA* 200/300 have non-petal shaped hoods? Does the front element on the DA 50-200 rotate (I can't remember)? It doesn't have petal shape either.

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01-30-2008, 01:20 PM   #4
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My Sigma 55-200 does not have a petal hood, and the front element does not rotate. I would be very surprised in this day and age of a new lens rotating.

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QuoteOriginally posted by kthung Quote
Judging by the fact that it doesnt have a petal shaped hood, I am going to guess that the front element rotates
Not really. Petal hood is mostly for wide angles. It is not always necessary for telephoto primes/zoom. The 50-200mm also does not have a petal hood. OTOH, the 50-135mm does have a petal hood, could be related to the wide aperture.
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ON the dealer spec sheet that I got yesterday the new DA* 200 and 300 do NOT have petal hoods.
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