Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens Announced, Price $399, Available for Pre-order

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Along with the Pentax K-70, Pentax also officially announced the new Pentax HD DA 55-300mm f/4.5-6.3 ED PLM WR RE Lens. This is a low-cost telephoto zoom lens for APS-C body, featuring a 9-blade rounded diaphragm and the combination of a pulse motor and rear-focus design allows for responsive, quiet AF. It is now available for Pre-order at B&H/ Adorama for only $399.

Specifications:

Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 55–300 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Pentax KAF3
Aperture
Maximum aperture F4.5–6.3
Minimum aperture F22–32
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 9
Aperture notes Rounded blades
Optics
Elements 14
Groups 11
Special elements / coatings ED elements + HD and SP coatings
Focus
Minimum focus 0.95 m (37.4)
Maximum magnification 0.3×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Stepper motor
Full time manual Yes
Focus method Extending front
Distance scale No
DoF scale No
Focus distance limiter No
Physical
Weight 471 g (1.04 lb)
Diameter 77 mm (3.01)
Length 89 mm (3.5)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Power zoom No
Filter thread 58.0 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code PH-RBK58
Tripod collar No
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