Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Normal to Telephoto Zoom Lens

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Prefect for Those Moderate to Long Telephoto Shots

Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Normal to Telephoto Zoom LensThe Pentax SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED Lens offers an extreme telephoto zoom range, and is prefect for those moderate to long telephoto shots. Designed specifically for digital SLR cameras, this lens provides an angle-of-view equivalent to a 82.5-450mm lens in the 35mm format.

The SMCP-DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED's elements have been treated with Pentax's acclaimed Super-Multi-Coating for maximum light transmission, sharp definition, and high contrast, while minimizing flare and ghost imaging. In addition, SP coating is used on the exterior element to protect the lens against water and grease. ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration.

Features

The versatile Pentax DA 55-300mm zoom lens offers a focal length equivalent of 82.5 to 450mm in the 35mm format, making it ideal for moderate to long sports and wildlife shots. The lens is outfitted with multiple ED glass elements, which are designed to minimize chromatic aberration and makes images look crisper and sharper than ever before. The Pentax Super Protective coating, meanwhile, protects the exposed lens elements against dirt and contamination. Other features include a focusing ring that permits easy manual focusing, a 4.6-foot close focusing distance, and a 58mm filter diameter. Specially adapted for high-quality Pentax and Samsung digital SLR cameras, the lens carries a one-year warranty.

DA Series
The image circle in DA-series lenses is designed to perfectly match the 23.5mm x 15.7mm size of the CCD used in Pentax digital SLRs to optimize camera performance. This design also contributes to a drastic reduction in size, weight and production cost, compared to 35mm-format counterparts with similar specifications.

SP Coating
SP (Super Protective) coating made of a special fluoride compound has been applied to the front surface of the lens to offer excellent water- and oil-repellent performance. ED elements compensate for chromatic aberration.

Note! Not compatible with "full-frame" (35mm size) cameras 

Specifications
Overview
Lens styleZoom lens  
Max Format Size APS-C / DX  
Lens focal length55 300 mm  
Stabilization type No  
Camera mount Pentax KAF  
Angle of view 29-5 (w/digital SLR camera)  
Aperture
Largest aperture opening F4.0 - F5.8  
Smallest aperture opening F22.0 - F32.0  
Includes aperture ring No  
Total diaphragm blades 6  
Optics
Total Elements 12  
Number of Groups 8  
Focusing
Minimum focus distance 1.40 m (55.12")  
Maximum magnification ratio 0.28 x  
Autofocus type Yes  
Lens motor Screw drive from camera  
Full time manual focus Yes  
Lens distance scale Yes  
Depth of field scale Yes  
Physical
Overall weight440 g (0.97 lb) 15.5 oz  
Lens diameter 71 mm (2.80")  
Overall length 112 mm (4.39")  
Color Black  
Zooming method Rotary (extending)  
Filter thread size 58 mm  
Lens hood included Yes  
Tripod collar included No

Lens Includes
Pentax SMC DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED (21720)
Lens Hood PH-RBG 58mm (38761)
Lens Cap O-LC58 (31523)
Rear Lens Cap B (31006)
Lens Soft Case S80-160 (33925)
Pentax 1 Year Warranty
Accessories

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