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
- High-speed and quiet AF system
- Continuous AF available in HD Video
- Improved minimum focusing distance
- One of the shortest 300mm telelphoto zoom lenses
- Newly designed retractable zoom lens with high image quality
- PENTAX KAF4
FOCAL LENGTH (35MM EQUIV.)
- 84.5mm - 460mm
- F4.5 - 6.3
- F22 - 32
- 14 Elements in 11 Groups
ANGLE OF VIEW (DIAGONAL)
- 29 deg. - 5.4 deg.
MIN FOCUSING DISTANCE
- 0.93m (3.1 ft.)
- Electromagnetic/Fully Automatic
NUMBER OF APERTURE BLADES
- Rounded Aperture: 55mm: F4.5 - 9
- 300mm: F6.3 - 13
LENS APERTURE RING
- PH-RBK58 (included)
- O-LC58 (included)
- S80-120 (optional)
MAX DIAMETER X LENGTH
- approx. 76.5mm x 89mm (approx. 3in. x 3.5in.)
- 15.6oz (442g) without lens hood
- HD Coating
- SP (Super Protect) Coating
- QSF (Quick Shift Focus)
- ED (Extra-low Dispersion)
- WR (Weather Resistant)
- PLM (Pulse Motor) RE (Retractable)