Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 Ed Lens

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Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 Ed Lens

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From the standard shot to the long shot, the Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED Telephoto Zoom Lens offers true photographic versatility. It features an easy-to-carry compact design that works well for a variety of photographic situations, from weddings to vacation snapshots. It's an ideal lens for Pentax photographers wanting a reasonably priced, high quality, telephoto zoom lens with extra zoom ability. It is also the ideal companion lens for camera kits that already contain a standard range zoom lens.

Pentax DA 55-300mm f4-5.8 ED Telephoto Zoom Lens:

  • Telephoto zoom lens features a focal length equivalent to 82.5-450mm in the 35mm format
  • SP coating protects the exposed lens elements
  • ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration
  • Pentax telephoto zoom lens includes lens hood, lens cap and soft case


Weight: 15.5 oz
Length: 4 in
Diameter: 2.8 in
Type: Zoom lens
Special Functions: Tele, zoom
Magnification: 0.28
Focal Length: 55 mm - 300 mm
Lens Aperture: F/4.0-5.8
Optical Zoom: 5.5 x
Min Focus Range: 4.6 ft
Max View Angle: 29 degrees
Min View Angle: 5.4 degrees
Lens Construction: 8 group(s) / 12 element(s)
Filter Size: 58 mm
Diaphragm Blades: 6
Features: ED glass
Model No.: 21720
Shipping Weight (in pounds): 1.65
Product in Inches (L x W x H): 5.4 x 4.1 x 6.6
Assembled in Country of Origin: USA or Imported
Origin of Components: USA or Imported

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This lens takes my K-30 to another level

Customer review by drispin

5.0 stars by drispin

I spent 3 months getting used to using my Pentax K-30, then finally decided to enhance its capabilities with this new lens. I might have benefited by getting this telephoto lens sooner, but I think waiting until I was more comfortable with the camera paid off. I am getting incredible results taking shots of a pro baseball team, and expect I will get even better results as my experience with camera and lens continues to grow. Worth every penny, and I couldn't be happier!

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Pentax DA 55-300 - good if you get a good copy

Customer review by 73fs

2.0 stars by 73fs

I've had the opportunity to try several copies of this lens so far. Two were very unacceptable with very soft left-side performance at the short end. The others had comparatively minor decentering or other defects that affected edge performance past 200mm. The lens has a non-rotating front section, simplifying use of a polarizer (a polarizer can be rotated through a small removable section of the supplied hood), and the hood is a bayonet-mount, so it's not dependent on filter mounting threads. I believe that the design of this lens is very good for a consumer-grade product in this range, and a good copy would probably deserve a 4-star rating, but it's difficult to get a copy that fully realizes the benefits of the design.

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Ownership:2 - 7 weeks
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Supplier Warranty: Standard PENTAX WarrantyPENTAX products originally distributed by PENTAX Imaging Company, 600 12th Street, Suite 300, Golden, Colorado 80401, have a limited One-Year Warranty starting from the date of purchase. This limited warranty covers any defects in original factory materials and workmanship. If your PENTAX product malfunctions due to such a defect within this one-year period, PENTAX Imaging Company will repair it at no charge within a reasonable amount of time. This warranty does not cover any damage caused to the product, including, but not limited to: impact, moisture, liquid, sand, excessive temperature, battery leakage, chemical corrosion, mishandling, operation contrary to operating instructions, tampering, modification, or servicing by an unauthorized repair shop. PENTAX shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, such as memory cards, batteries, travel expenses, loss of time, etc. This warranty only applies to PENTAX photographic equipment originally distributed in the United States by PENTAX Imaging Company, 600 12th Street, Suite 300, Golden, Colorado 80401.
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