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03-06-2015, 03:37 PM   #1
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Pentax new (mid Jan 2015) HD 55-300mm zoom lens-price reduced!

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Pentax new HD 55-300mm zoom lens, purchased Jan. 2015, still under warranty.

Asking Price
315.00 USD

Item Location
Tacoma, Wa. (United States)

Item Description
New HD PENTAX DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens. Super sharp images. I also have a DA*60-250 zoom and I end up preferring this to most other lenses. I use the DA* a LOT! So I have decided I don't need this 55-300 and that someone who can't shell out around $1000- for DA* zoom will appreciate this nice alternative. I think I mounted this 3 times and shot a few images before going right back to my DA*60-250, which I love shooting with. I thought the 300 might give me the added reach I'd like but alas, I'll just have to spring for a 500mm to do what I wan to do.

Will consider trade for another lens I would actually use.

Features:
Long to Super telephoto with zoom ratio of 5.5 times
With its zoom coverage of approximately 5.5 times, the lens offers focal-length coverage from 84.5 medium telephoto to 460mm super telephoto (in the 35mm format), making it ideal for use with a wide variety of subjects and applications including portraits, sports, events and wildlife. It incorporates two ED (Extra-low Dispersion) glass elements in its optics to effectively compensate for chromatic aberrations over the entire zoom range and deliver well-defined, true-to-life images.

New HD (High Definition) Coating for exceptional image rendition

Treated with HD coating, a PENTAX-exclusive multi-layer lens coating, enjoy higher light transmittance and lower reflectance than conventional multi-layer coatings. This means it produces sharp, clear images free of flare and ghost images, even under such adverse lighting conditions as backlight.
Dependable weather-resistant construction.

The lens features weather-resistant construction to prevent the intrusion of water and moisture into the lens barrel. When the lens is mounted on a PENTAX weather-resistant digital SLR camera body, the user is assured of greater durability and reliability when shooting in rain or mist, as well as at locations subject to a spray or splash.

Quick Shift Focus System

The PENTAX-original Quick-Shift Focus System allows instant switching from autofocus to manual focus operation.

Super Protect
The PENTAX-original SP

Are you the original owner of the item being sold?
Yes

Are you selling or trading this item?
Selling

Item Condition (Key)
New

Shipping Destinations
United States

Shipping Charge
included

Shipping Services
UPS

Accepted Payment Types
PayPal

Return Policy & Additional Details
Item is new and used maybe three times so in like new condition. If buyer determines this to be defective, it may be returned within 5 days of receiving item at sellers discretion.

Please send me a private message if interested in the item!

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03-07-2015, 05:27 PM   #2
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Thought I should add some photos of the lens. It comes with a nice Pentax pouch, box, caps of course. I haven't carried it around in my bag because I just love using my DA* lens and then also wanted to keep it mint for sale.
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Just to be clear about what's included with the lens- Purchaser receives original RICOH retail box with the following:

1. Original front and rear caps
2. Lens case
3. Lens Hood
4. Warranty Card
5. Serial Number card
6. Operating Manual

Make an offer. Thanks much.
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I thought some low light shots might be nice, particularly one that shows how the aperture blades handle lights burst. I'm liking that effect with the trains light.
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Dropped the price to $350.00. Hey, I'm a fair guy. Tack sharp super zoom at a good price.
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Well turns out I need a flash. I'd be willing to trade this fine lens for a decent flash, say a Metz 58 af 2 or comparable.
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Sending private message about trade.

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It's time for a bump with some updated info.
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Thanks for the inquiries. Listing updated. Make an offer if you need a versatile super zoom.
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Time for another bump I spect.
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A bump for a super sharp super zoom.
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I remembered I had done some night shots with this lens and I have to say, I was pleased with how it performed. The starbursts are different than the original DA aperture style but still pretty cool. And sharp. Thought I would share.

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Both shots at 55mm, f22 to check the characteristics of starbursts. Exposure time was around 30 seconds or so if memory serves correctly.
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