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Forum: Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 09-04-2015, 08:22 PM  
DC motor upgrades?
Posted By jatrax
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Likely a complete redesign, which I think we will see, eventually. But the 55-300 was released in 2008, making it quite modern in the Pentax lineup. And refreshed in 2013 with new coatings and WR. So I would bet it will be quite a few years before they refresh it again. And most likely next time it won't be a refresh but a completely new lens. Possibly with the old screwdrive 55-300 staying in the line as the kit lens. Unless they ditch all screwdrive lenses of course. But if you want ultimate reliability, screwdrive is the way to go. Any motor will fail, eventually, so I doubt very much we will be still using our DC motor lenses 30 years down the road like we do with screwdrive.

With the FF coming out I think Pentax's focus will be filling out the FF line up for the next few years. I don't foresee many new APS-C lenses for some time. Just MHO.
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