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10-05-2013, 01:58 AM - 2 Likes   #1
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HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR

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Pentax to announce the "HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR" in the near future?



To be announced on Tuesday together with K-3.

10-05-2013, 02:12 AM   #2
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That will make a lot of people very happy.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Again Digital Camera Info is the first to publish a picture:

Pentax to announce the "HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR" in the near future?



To be announced on Tuesday together with K-3.
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!

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10-05-2013, 02:18 AM   #4
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Looks pretty awesome! Go Ricoh!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Mistral75 Quote
Again Digital Camera Info is the first to publish a picture:

Pentax to announce the "HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR" in the near future?



To be announced on Tuesday together with K-3.
Definitely about time! I want one
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This would come in handy.
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I'll definitely be happy! Like an idiot, I gave away my 55-300 when I bought a 60-250, and have regretted it ever since. Oh, the DA* is a great lens, no doubt, but the 55-300 is a lot lighter and cheaper (so I don't worry so much about knocking it), and it goes out to 300mm. I certainly had no complaints about the sharpness of my old lens, so I reckon this will be a definite buy for me.
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I have a perfectly good 55-300, 2 years old. Lives in my travel bag. Nice light lens, with good IQ, and a great combo with my DA*16-50.

I would buy this new one in a flash for the WR and HD coating.

I think Ricoh are on to a winner here

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Improving the already excellent DA55-300 is a nice move
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ok in good light. But need faster and constant ap too. But it's not a high end so it should satisfy many. If the price is right, I might spring for it.
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faster and constant ap is a big heavy lens
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well I carry the DA*60-250 around all the time on my IIs so I'm used to it I guess. I would opt for big and heavy to get what I want though. That's why I say this will suit many, and perhaps even me for the right price. I have the SDM 17-70 and carried it all over Italy. It was quite versatile, and this would have been a great partner since it's not going to be a heavy lens.
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hell yes
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WINNER. Thanks, Ricoh!

OK, now who's interested in a slightly used DA 55-300?
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that'd make me happy if I hadn't just bought a 70-300mm
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