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06-03-2018, 02:51 AM - 3 Likes   #1
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pentax 55-300 PLM: best in class for Digital Camera Magazine

This is taken from a free pdf Camera Shopper buyer's guide from Digital Camera world magazine.

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06-03-2018, 03:21 AM   #2
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I like mine. It mentions the nikon version only works for a few of its cameras but the same goes for the plm.
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They tested it on a K-70. I'm replacing my DA-L 55-300 with this one. Faster silent AF, WR, and RE. Can't resist anymore.Ł
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And well-deserved! I had the original DA 55-300, and I gave it to a friend after acquiring this one. It's pretty much always attached to either the KP or the K-70.

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QuoteOriginally posted by AtitG Quote
This is taken from a free pdf Camera Shopper buyer's guide from Digital Camera world magazine.
Hard to beat this lens! Quick focusing, sharp, silent operation and compact! The ergonomics is perfect with the quick shift focus ring located at the base of the lens within easy reach if needed but I've never found that I have needed it so far! I just wish it had a bit faster aperture but then it might be higher priced.

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Ricoh should definitely make a full format version of this lens.
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I would've bought by now if it would work on the k-5II.
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It appears to be a great design would be nice to see the concept widened to include other focal lengths as well as implement it in full format.

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QuoteOriginally posted by bobell69 Quote
It appears to be a great design would be nice to see the concept widened to include other focal lengths as well as implement it in full format.
They seem to have their hands full designing all the pricey DFA* lenses people decided they needed to make full use of the K-1.
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There are some weird choices made in this collection of lenses. For example on m43 the most equivalent field of view to the Pentax in Panasonic would be the 45-200 or perhaps the 45-175 (not as narrow a field of view but compact and light). The Olympus selected is far too long, their 40-150 is closer to the mark. But overall it is nice to see anything that gives well deserved praise to Pentax.
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I would've purchased by now if it would work on my K-30.
Right now, I guess it will have to wait a year until after I purchase a KP.

This is the type of lens that caused me to jump from Pentax to Canon in 1995 {bodies encouraged me to jump back to Pentax in 2015}
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QuoteOriginally posted by reh321 Quote
They seem to have their hands full designing all the pricey DFA* lenses people decided they needed to make full use of the K-1.
They are developing something like it.
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Good review is nice to see. Itís in my Amazon wish list waiting for prove to come down a bit.
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I got one of these right now from Adorama on eBay with 20% off its list price of 396 bucks! Can't wait to check it out.
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QuoteOriginally posted by grafoxy Quote
Good review is nice to see. Itís in my Amazon wish list waiting for prove to come down a bit.
Amazon stopped being cheap years ago. Castle cameras £299, at the moment.
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