Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens

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Pentax HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens
Key Features
  • Pentax K Mount
  • 84.5-460mm (35mm Equivalent)
  • Aperture Range: f/4 to f/32
  • Two Extra-Low Dispersion Elements
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The HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens from Pentax is a portrait-length to telephoto zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 84.5-460mm. This extensive zoom range is complemented by the inclusion of two extra-low dispersion glass elements, which work to minimize chromatic aberrations and enhance overall image sharpness and clarity. A high-grade multi-layer HD coating has been applied to lens elements to help minimize flare and ghosting for enhanced contrast and, additionally, an SP Protect coating has also been applied to the front lens element to effectively protect it from dirt, oil, and finger prints.
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Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Overview

The HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Lens from Pentax is a portrait-length to telephoto zoom lens that provides a 35mm-equivalent focal range of 84.5-460mm. This extensive zoom range is complemented by the inclusion of two extra-low dispersion glass elements, which work to minimize chromatic aberrations and enhance overall image sharpness and clarity. A high-grade multi-layer HD coating has been applied to lens elements to help minimize flare and ghosting for enhanced contrast and, additionally, an SP Protect coating has also been applied to the front lens element to effectively protect it from dirt, oil, and finger prints.

The lens features a weather-resistant construction, which helps to prevent moisture and dust from entering the lens and affecting its performance and a highly durable metallic mount ensures a secure connection between the camera and lens. Pentax's Quick-Shift Focus System has also been incorporated into the design, which permits quick changing to manual focus control at any time, even in AF mode, for precise handling over the focal plane.

Portrait-length to telephoto zoom lens provides a 35mm-equivalent focal length of 84.5-460mm, covering an expansive zoom range that is suitable for a wide variety of subjects.
High-grade multi-layer HD coating minimizes lens flare and ghosting to enhance contrast and color neutrality.
Quick-Shift Focus System enables expedited switching to manual focus control at all times for precise handling that is well-suited to selective focus imagery.
Super Protect coating helps to protect the front lens element from dirt and finger marks.
Weather-resistant construction protects the lens from dust and moisture for ensured use in inclement conditions.
UPC: 027075273993

Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR Specs

Focal Length55 to 300mm (35mm Equivalent Focal Length: 84.5 to 460mm)
Maximum Aperturef/4 to 5.8
Minimum Aperturef/22 to 32
Lens MountPentax K
Format CompatibilityAPS-C
Angle of View29° to 5.4°
Minimum Focus Distance4.59' / 1.4 m
Maximum Magnification0.28x
Diaphragm Blades6
Focus TypeAutofocus
Image StabilizationNone
Filter Size58 mm (Front)
Dimensions (ø x L)2.8 x 4.39" / 71 x 111.5 mm
Weight1.03 lb / 466 g
Packaging Info
Package Weight1.65 lb
Box Dimensions (LxWxH)6.6 x 5.4 x 2.9"
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Will this lens work well with my K10D?
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Yes
Answered by: Joseph
Date published: 2021-01-21

After about a year of use with this lenses, I've ...

After about a year of use with this lenses, I've noticed a dark halo in the four corners of the image when looking through this lenses. Has any other users experienced this situation?
Asked by: Brenda
That sounds like vignetting from multiple filters stacked on the lens or maybe from the lens hood. If you are getting darkening without a hood and filters on the lens, then the lens has an issue and you might want to contact Pentax for service. Tel: 800.877.0155 Website https://us.ricoh-imaging.com/ Email [email protected]
Answered by: Rob
Date published: 2020-07-07

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Is the Pentax 55-300mm F/4.0-5.8 lens compatible with the Pentax K-x?
Asked by: Anonymous
Yes, it is.The newer 55-300mm PLM 4.5-6.3 on the contrary, is compatible only with cameras such as K70, K1, K3ii KS2, KS1
Answered by: Anonymous
Date published: 2018-10-24

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I have a Pentax DA 18-270MM F/3.5-6.3 ED SDM and a Pentax K-5, my question is: is it worth buying the Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR lens for the extra 300mm?
Asked by: Anonymous
It's a nice lens and WR. But it seems extreme to shift just to go from 270mm to 300mm max since you mostly won't have the lens out max anyway. It all comes down to whether there's a quality improvement and I don't know about the quality of the other lens.
Answered by: MICHAEL L.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Is this lens compatible with the older k-500 Pentax digital SLR camera?
Asked by: m g.
Yes I think so.
Answered by: Erick A.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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Will the autofocus on this lens work on a K70 ?
Asked by: Timothy O.
Yes.
Answered by: Kathryn V.
Date published: 2019-06-24

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Will this lens work on my Pentax P3 film camera?
Asked by: Shelley B.
The lens will certainly fit on a film-era Pentax camera. However, this lens is meant to be used on a smaller APS-C digital sensor and may cause vignetting on film (though I did try it on my MZ-S and only observed a little corner darkening at 300 mm). Another potential issue is the lack of an aperture ring on the lens; this would limit your usable exposure modes to full program. Finally, you won't have autofocus since the P3 is a manual focus camera.
Answered by: Edward O.
Date published: 2018-08-25

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I am an amateur and I love taking nature photos. I currently have a Pentax K50 with an 18-55mm lens but it just doesn't zoom enough for me. What would be a good lens to use for amazing zoom?
Asked by: Christine O.
I've two zoom lens Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 and Pentax-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR. The wide lens is good for shooting landscape and environmental portraits and the telephoto lens is very useful for wildlife and portraits. I use both - AF and Manual mode and had no problems so far. Originally, I wanted to buy Pentax lens - 70-200mm f/2.8 and was told that this lens is very heavy to carry around due to its glass.In addition, I realised that there is not many situations where I'd need to shoot at f/2.8 so, I settled on 55-300mm f/4-5.8 which is sufficient for my work/hobby.
Answered by: Katarina S.
Date published: 2020-08-06
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