HD PENTAX DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens
High-speed and quiet AF system ▪ Pulse Autofocus Motor ▪ Continuous AF available in HD Video ▪ Improved minimum focusing distance ▪ Super compact 300mm lens in the class ▪ Newly designed retractable zoom lens ▪ 84.5-460mm (35mm Equivalent) ▪ Aperture Range: f/4.5 to f/32 ▪ ED Glass ▪ HD and SP Lens Coatings
▪ Quick Shift Focus ▪ Weather-Resistant Construction ▪ Rounded 9-Blade Diaphragm
Designed for use with PENTAX K-mount digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras, the weather-resistant HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE telephoto zoom lens provides enhanced autofocus (AF) performance and outstanding optical performance in an ultra compact and lightweight package.
It provides effective focal lengths between 84.5mm and 460mm when mounted on a PENTAX APS-C format digital SLR. Its design enables quiet, high-speed AF operation in still-image shooting, as well as smooth and quiet AF tracking operation during video recording, with minimal noise created by focus and aperture shifts.
Multi-layer HD (high-definition) coated optics deliver bright, high-contrast images free of flare and ghost image, and a minimum focusing distance of 37.4 inches (0.95 meters) expands the range of photographic applications. With a fully retractable design, it measures only 3.5 inches (89 millimeters) long and weighs less than one pound (442 grams), making it easy to carry around, even for casual shooting.
Fully-weather-sealed, this lens is a durable and dependable companion for outdoor shooting—even in rain, snow or other wet conditions—when used with one of the many weather-resistant PENTAX DSLR’s available.
Improved high-speed AF operation using a pulse motor (PLM) for smooth, quiet, and immediate response.
Quiet AF operation and electromagnetic diaphragm control, perfect for movie recording
Provides approximately 5.5-times zoom coverage from medium- to super-telephoto ranges with a minimum focusing distance of 0.95 meters and focal lengths from 84.5mm to 460mm (35mm equiv.).
Compact form factor - only 89 millimeters long and weighing just 442 grams, the lens is extremely compact and lightweight
Dependable weather-resistant construction with 11 sealing parts to effectively prevent the intrusion of water into the lens
HD coating assures higher light transmittance and less reflection to deliver bright, high-contrast images
This lens features a KAF4 lens mount compatible with an electromagnetic diaphragm control system. Cameras compatible with this system are KP, K-70, K-1, K-3 II, K-3, K-S2, K-S1 and K-50 or Newer DSLRs.
For K-1, K-3 II, K-3, K-S2, K-S1 and K-50, the camera’s firmware must be upgraded to the latest version. If this lens is mounted on a camera without proper firmware upgrade, its diaphragm control mechanism becomes inactive, making it impossible to obtain correct exposure.
Latest firmware update can be obtained HERE
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|FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIV.)
||84.5mm - 460mm
||F4.5 - 6.3
||F22 - 32
||14 Elements in 11 Groups
|ANGLE OF VIEW (DIAGONAL)
||29° - 5.4°
|MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE
||0.93m (3.1 ft.)
|NUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES
||Rounded Aperture: 55mm: F4.5 - 9
|300mm: F6.3 - 13
|LENS APERTURE RING
|MAX DIAMETER X LENGTH
||approx. 76.5mm x 89mm
|(approx. 3in. x 3.5in.)
||15.6oz (442g) - w/o lens hood
LENS HOOD PH-RBK58
PENTAX LENS CAP O-LC58
PENTAX REAR LENS CAP K
LENS SOFT CASE S80-120
1 year warranty coverage