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10-05-2013, 03:10 AM   #16
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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Looks like the beans have been spilled. Pentax probably won't be too happy about all these leaks...

But it was about time for this lens to come out, that's for sure!
Who ways that Pentax didn't spill the beans on purpose?

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Ohh, wants... :O
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Any indications if this is with DC motor?
Otherwise the K-3 headphone jack will mostly reveal the loud focusing. Great lens except noise
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QuoteOriginally posted by Supernaut Quote
Any indications if this is with DC motor?
DC would be very nice....

10-05-2013, 03:34 AM   #20
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I'm afraid this lens is screw-driven.
10-05-2013, 03:37 AM   #21
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LOL. For a long time I have wanted an upgraded version of the 55-300mm. I have been trying to justify the purchase of the 60-250mm and recently I had pretty much resigned myself to it. Now this happens.....

What next? An updated 60-250mm??
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looks like screw drive.

Sad to see if something like that would happen

Just HD and at least WR but thats it
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Fantastic! This one I'll preorder!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Adam Quote
Looks like the beans have been spilled. Pentax probably won't be too happy about all these leaks...

But it was about time for this lens to come out, that's for sure!
I always find this an interesting aspect to global marketing. I would doubt that these leaks will greatly affect Pentax. It is not like Canon or Nikon will rush out to create a 55-300mm lens for K-mount to compete with it.
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QuoteOriginally posted by noVICE Quote
I always find this an interesting aspect to global marketing. I would doubt that these leaks will greatly affect Pentax. It is not like Canon or Nikon will rush out to create a 55-300mm lens for K-mount to compete with it.
...and definitely not in 3 days...
10-05-2013, 03:50 AM   #26
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About time! Excellent news.
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The extra "WR" is great news.
It was high time for that.

The lens looks great overall, but that red ring...
That looks blindingly red. I'm more of a "understatement" type of guy.
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The lens looks great overall, but that red ring...
That looks blindingly red. I'm more of a "understatement" type of guy.
Tell you what CA - when I have brought the new 55-300 for the WR then I can see you my existing 55-300. It is understated
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I just wait to see the official announcement, for K-3 and any lenses that will come with it. Looks like the end of ''Pentax is doomed'', and I hope it is.
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A WR 55-300mm has been in my mind for a long time. Nice!
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