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Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens $315 Amazon
Posted By: MrEarle, 07-06-2018, 01:49 PM

This is the best deal I've seen so far - why does this lens fluctuate so much in price?
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07-06-2018, 02:30 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by MrEarle Quote
This is the best deal I've seen so far - why does this lens fluctuate so much in price?
I bought it and immediately resold it, it didn't satisfy me the 6x focal range, the noisiness and last but not least the 6.3 luminosity at 300mm,

maybe for these reasons it varies in price, much better the Pentax 60-250.
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QuoteOriginally posted by maw Quote
noisiness
What? Are you sure they sent you the right lens?

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QuoteOriginally posted by maw Quote
I bought it and immediately resold it, it didn't satisfy me the 6x focal range, the noisiness and last but not least the 6.3 luminosity at 300mm,

maybe for these reasons it varies in price, much better the Pentax 60-250.
?

You knew beforehand it was 6x range and f6.3, why did you order it?

There's no noise, it has its own motor.



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What? Are you sure they sent you the right lens?
Sorry I confused it with the SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED, well don't tell me it's noiseless.

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You knew beforehand it was 6x range and f6.3, why did you order it?

There's no noise, it has its own motor.
These are mistakes that only become apparent after you have tried it, if you have tried it before, certainly not.
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These are mistakes that only become apparent after you have tried it, if you have tried it before, certainly not.
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These are objective numbers, there is no debate.


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Sorry I confused it with the SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED, well don't tell me it's noiseless.
Well that is a completely different lens than the one that this thread is about... and it's a 5.8 lens but you specifically were complaining about the f/6.3.

It almost makes it sound like you never had either lens and you just wanted to come in here and say bad things about Pentax...
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These are objective numbers, there is no debate.
You may be right, but even on the forum is highlighted that one of the negative factors is the noise level or poor reliability of autofocus.
In general I don't like zooms over 3x with a few exceptions, (Canon EF 28-300mm f/3.5-5.6 L IS USM). I prefer fixed focal length lenses.

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It almost makes it sound like you never had either lens and you just wanted to come in here and say bad things about Pentax...
Are you immune from mistakes?
And then, regard to the second statement I can not answer, sometimes the best criticism comes from within, or do you have to hide something?

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Are you immune from mistakes?
I think you should just declare you made a mistake and not debate with Christian about it.

No one likes whining, Maw.



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I think you should just declare you made a mistake and not debate with Christian about it.
Excuse clakers,

Not a complaint, I answered see above, but I was the subject of an attack for a simple and trivial mistake and I explained why, but ChristianRock, exaggerated ... a phrase so you would accept it?
If I weren't pentaxian I wouldn't be in the forum, also say that I'm a spy..., better let go.

He entered in the discussion because he wanted or had to say some stupidity or throw petrol on the fire and not to comment seriously.
I responded cordially both to Adam and you about my lens mistake, but ChristianRock exaggerated.

I am sorry that this has happened here, but it is not my fault.
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I am sorry that this has happened here, but it is not my fault.
It is your fault, Maw, please don't complain about somebody else as an attempt at facesaving, because that's what you tried to do.

We're adults.

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well all I really wanted to know was why prices fluctuate nearly $100 up and down over the few weeks I've been coveting this lens. The reviews are pretty fabulous.
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Sorry I confused it with the SMC Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED, well don't tell me it's noiseless.
I already wrote it then you did not read the post.

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It almost makes it sound like you never had either lens and you just wanted to come in here and say bad things about Pentax...
But a sentence like this is clearly provocative.
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I'm done with this thread.

Seeing somebody criticize another because they pointed out they were wrong is very educational about their personality, sadly.

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I don't know why it fluctuates in price but its a good price and i really like the lens.
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