- F4.5-6.3 Aperture
- 55-300mm Focal Length
- 58mm Filter
- Retractable Mechanism
- High-Speed and Quiet AF System
- Continuous AF Available in HD Video
- Quick-Shift Focus System
- SP (Super Protect) coating
- Compatibility: Only with APS-C DSLR Cameras
- 12 Months Genuine Warranty with Pentax Australia
Enlighten your images using HD Pentax-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE Camera Lens, now with improved minimum focusing distance. Pentax has yet gained another plus for photographers on the go. The weather resistant lens adapts the ergonomic retractable mechanism with high-speed and quiet AF system and provides continuous AF available in HD Video. This lens is made to be one of the shortest amongst the 300mm telephoto zoom lenses in the market today. It has a newly developed Quick-Shift Focus System for fast manual focusing in AF mode and SP (Super Protect) coating for additional protection. It features 58mm filter diameter and consists of aspherical elements to balance aberrations for high-contrast, sharp, well-compensated images. It is compatible with PENTAX K-mount digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras.
Product Features in Detail
PENTAX K-mount digital single-lens reflex (SLR) cameras
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.
Effective focal lengths
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
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.
High-speed AF operation
Improved high-speed AF operation using a pulse motor (PLM) for smooth, quiet, and immediate response.
AF operation and electromagnetic diaphragm control
Quiet AF operation and electromagnetic diaphragm control, perfect for movie recording
Approximately 5.5-times zoom coverage
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
Included in the Box
Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE Camera Lens
Lens Hood PH-RBK58
Lens Cap O-LC58
Rear Lens Cap K
Lens Soft Case S80-120
12 months Warranty from CR Kennedy Australia
This Pentax HD PENTAX-DA 55-300mm F4.5-6.3ED PLM WR RE Camera Lens comes with 12 months Warranty from CR Kennedy Australia.
Our products are sourced from authorised Australian suppliers and therefore come with genuine Australian warranty.
Camera Warehouse does not participate in 'Grey Market' or 'Parallel Import' activities.
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