- High-speed and quiet AF system
- Continuous AF available in HD Video
- Improved minimum focusing distance
- One of the shortest 300mm telephoto zoom lenses
- Newly designed retractable zoom lens with high image quality
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 36.3 inches (0.93 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.