DA*300/4 and K300/4 are the same size and weight!

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Bojidar Dimitrov
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DA*300/4 and K300/4 are the same size and weight!
Feb 8, 2008

Hi all,

I added the 5 new lenses to the KMP and while I was at it, I noticed that the new DA* 300/4 is virtually the same size and weight as the largest__ and heaviest__ 300/4 that Pentax ever produced.

Also the DA* 200/2.8 and FA* 200/2.8 are exactly the same size but the DA* weighs some 40 grams more.

OK, that's probably the weight of the DSM motor, but still. And I was thinking, reduced-frame lenses are going to be smaller and lighter... Does anyone have any insights into this?

BTW, Oly is facing the same "problems" with their even smaller sensors but equally large lenses.

Cheers,
Bojidar

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