Pentax HD DA 55-300mm F4-5.8 ED WR Lens

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Key Features

  • 55-300mm focal length
  • 82.5-450mm equivalent focal length on APS-C cameras
  • F4-5.8 maximum aperture; F22-32 minimum
  • 58mm filter size
  • 1.4m/55.12" minimum focus
  • Weather-resistant build for damp conditions
  • HD optical coating minimizes reflection
  • Pentax KAF2 lens mount for K-mount DSLRs

Product Description

The HD Pentax DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED WR is a telephoto zoom that's weathersealed to complement the company's recent SLRs. It also gains Pentax's latest 'High Definition' coating to minimize flare and ghosting. Aside from that, the specifications are practically identical to the existing smc DA 55-300mm f/4-5.8 ED lens. The 83-450mm equivalent angle of view makes it well-suited to subjects such a sports and wildlife.


Principal specifications
Lens type Zoom lens
Max Format size APS-C / DX
Focal length 55–300 mm
Image stabilisation No
Lens mount Pentax KAF2
Maximum aperture F4.0 - F5.8
Minimum aperture F22.0 - F32.0
Aperture ring No
Number of diaphragm blades 6
Elements 12
Groups 8
Special elements / coatings ED glass elements
Minimum focus 1.40 m (55.12)
Maximum magnification 0.28×
Autofocus Yes
Motor type Screw drive from camera
Full time manual Yes
Distance scale Yes
DoF scale No
Weight 466 g (1.03 lb)
Diameter 71 mm (2.8)
Length 112 mm (4.39)
Sealing Yes
Colour Black
Zoom method Rotary (extending)
Filter thread 58 mm
Hood supplied Yes
Hood product code PH-RBI 58mm
Tripod collar No

Warranty Information

"RICOH IMAGING products originally distributed by RICOH IMAGING CORPORATION, 633 17th Street, Suite 2600, Denver, Colorado 80202, have a limited One-Year Warranty starting from the date of purchase. This limited warranty covers any defects in original factory materials and workmanship. If your RICOH IMAGING product malfunctions due to such a defect within this one-year period, RICOH IMAGING CORPORATION will repair it at no charge within a reasonable amount of time. This warranty does not cover any damage caused to the product, including, but not limited to: impact, moisture, liquid, sand, excessive temperature, battery leakage, chemical corrosion, mishandling, operation contrary to operating instructions, tampering, modification, or servicing by an unauthorized repair shop.RICOH IMAGING shall not be liable for any consequential or incidental damages, such as memory cards, batteries, travel expenses, loss of time, etc. This warranty only applies to RICOH IMAGING photographic equipment originally distributed in the United States by RICOH IMAGING CORPORATION, 633 17th Street, Suite 2600, Denver, Colorado 80202".

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