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10-22-2014, 08:09 AM   #1
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In need of a pentax lens 70-300 for Pentax K-x

Hi guys, new in here, also new to photography, i was wondering if anyone is selling a pentax Lens 70-300 macro for Pentax K-x? thanks and this a wonderful forum.


10-22-2014, 08:37 AM   #2
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You might want to post your request in the 'wanted' section: Wanted Items - Not everyone reads the intro topics.

Do you have a particular lens in mind? I do not think Pentax ever made a 70-300 though there are third party ones available.
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Ok, Thanks, im thinking a smc
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Pentax made two zoom lenses smc models, the 70-210 and the 80-200mm but no 300mm long end. You might consider the DA 55-300mm as an option.

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There's also the Pentax F100-300 or FA100-300. Pretty decent, and fairly inexpensive zooms. Of course, the DA or DAL 55-300 is a popular choice (and a good lens).
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QuoteOriginally posted by aarone39 Quote
Hi guys, new in here, also new to photography, i was wondering if anyone is selling a pentax Lens 70-300 macro for Pentax K-x? thanks and this a wonderful forum.

You should get a Pentax 55-300mm, either the HD DA version, the SMC DA version (second hand) or the cheaper DA L version (second hand).

Review: HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR - Introduction | Reviews

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Yeah, there's a 100-300 lens out there. I have one that I got probably about 15 years ago, and actually had forgotten about it until a month or two ago.
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Then there's this: SMC Pentax-FA J 75-300mm F4.5-5.8 AL Reviews - FA J Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
and this: SMC Pentax-FA 80-320mm F4.5-5.6 Reviews - FA Zoom Lenses - Pentax Lens Reviews & Lens Database
But I believe the 55-300mm is a better lens than those two.

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Well you've got now all the lens info and advice, so I'll just say welcome to the forum.
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Since macro is mentioned in the original post, note the minimum focus distance of a number of the lenses mentioned is quite long - e.g. 1.4m for the 55-300. Many people get around that limitation by also getting a Raynox 150. Lots of posts about this on the forum.

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Bonjour from France and welcome to PF, Aaron ... Hope to see some images soon! Salut, J

PS - I have a DA 55-300 that I would like to sell in order to replace it with the newer WR version. PM me (Personal Message) if you are interested ...
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I had one of these Sigma 70-300mm APO DG Macro. It was fairly sharp until 300. Never heard of a Pentax lens 70-300.

---------- Post added 10-29-14 at 01:06 PM ----------

Also had a Pentax F 100-300. The Sigma was the better of the two with less CA.

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