I DID IT! DA 55-300 PLM, Pffff.

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Richard Smals
Richard Smals Senior Member • Posts: 1,929
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I did it and bought the DA 300 PLM for my K3. Focus is swift, and with good enough reliability. Sharpness for the price is good, but not on the level of my Sigma 100-400 for Canon. Portability is great, can take this lens everywhere an go unnoticed. For this small split barrel design the image is better then expected. Shot all images wide open and reasonable high ISO

My first images with this lens are young ducks. Hope you like them.

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MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 41,236
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Beautiful photos

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Kobie M-C
Kobie M-C Regular Member • Posts: 435
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It's my favorite walk around lens if I don't need something wide. It's more versatile then many probably realise as it has very good close focus distance. It's not just about distant subjects with it. Welcome to the 55-300 PLM  club!

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PentUp Senior Member • Posts: 2,704
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Great images Richard. Well done! I think that you are going to really enjoy this lens, no matter which compatible Pentax DSLR you attach it to

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M R Padmaraju Veteran Member • Posts: 6,062
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Congrats . Beautiful pictures . As you get to understand this lens you will get even better.  F.8 is my sweet spot .

Regards ,

mrp .

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Richard Smals
OP Richard Smals Senior Member • Posts: 1,929
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Thanks Mike.

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Richard Smals
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Kobie M-C wrote:

It's my favorite walk around lens if I don't need something wide. It's more versatile then many probably realise as it has very good close focus distance. It's not just about distant subjects with it. Welcome to the 55-300 PLM club!

Thanks Kobie, i think Pentax as  a whole is great to walk with. People react also different then i go out with Canon gear.  It's like you are the odd one who didn't get the email of what's hot or not

But ergonomic wise Pentax is the best camera to use without looking at it. Just press the buttons and look at your subject simultaneous.

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Richard Smals
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PentUp wrote:

Great images Richard. Well done! I think that you are going to really enjoy this lens, no matter which compatible Pentax DSLR you attach it to

Thanks Pentup, i have got the K3 secondhand with only 3000 clicks. Pentax is still a brand i have a lot of love for.

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Richard Smals
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Thanks. I sure will try, a lot.

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drummercam Senior Member • Posts: 1,950
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One of the best Pentax zooms ever.  Nice shots of the ducklings.  They have a really good look to them.

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kriztian Senior Member • Posts: 1,398
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Really nice

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Jon Donahue Contributing Member • Posts: 844
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Great pictures! It's wonderful to be able to see what a baby duck actually looks like, with these nice sharp closeups. Thanks!

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Richard Smals
OP Richard Smals Senior Member • Posts: 1,929
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Thanks for the nice comment. It's a good zoom lens.

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Richard Smals
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Thanks Kriztian.

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Richard Smals
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Jon Donahue wrote:

Great pictures! It's wonderful to be able to see what a baby duck actually looks like, with these nice sharp closeups. Thanks!

Thanks Jon, the only problem with the K3 is the lack of the flippy screen (you have the K70 i believe) . It's very hard to shoot low over the ground. The K3 is a camera which let you feel the pain of photography (ohh my back ;)).

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Rahto Senior Member • Posts: 1,532
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Nice series of images Richard and that is coming from someone else who enjoys the benefits of shooting both Canon and Pentax systems.

Bob

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Seahbc Regular Member • Posts: 117
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Nice!

Ricoh should do a proper 18-55 PLM WR RE to go with this one. From what I heard, the current 18-50 RE is not so hot.

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