K3 and 55-300 PLM


bychan

Link Posted 30/11/2018 - 19:58
Just purchased a brand new 55-300 PLM for use on my K3.

Firmware updated to v1.40

This is what is displayed on the LCD when the camera is switched on

Zoom out a little and the all is good, zoom back in and the same is displayed.

Have remounted the lens, no difference.

My understanding was that the K3 only required a firmware update for the 55-300 PLM to work.

Any ideas anyone?

Thanks
Adrian
K5IIs, Sigma 10-20, Pentax DA 16-85, Pentax DA 55-300, Pentax 70 Ltd, Metz 44 AF-2.
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambott/

johnriley

Link Posted 30/11/2018 - 20:02
The lens has a position where it is shortened for more compact storage. Just click it out until it enters the place where zooming, and operation, can start. At least on Pentax Q lens does the same thing. It's intentional, not a fault.
Best regards, John

bychan

Link Posted 30/11/2018 - 22:41
johnriley wrote:
The lens has a position where it is shortened for more compact storage. Just click it out until it enters the place where zooming, and operation, can start. At least on Pentax Q lens does the same thing. It's intentional, not a fault.

Thanks John.

Having taken a closer look, and what you say is correct, panic over, cue embarrassment

I'll take my place in the corner, wearing the Dunce's hat

Regards
Adrian
K5IIs, Sigma 10-20, Pentax DA 16-85, Pentax DA 55-300, Pentax 70 Ltd, Metz 44 AF-2.
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambott/

Daronl

Link Posted 30/11/2018 - 23:03
Well Adrian,
Every now and again a lens comes along that is frankly quite remarkable for the money; the 55/300 PLM is simply just that.

Do I am glad you are over the initial scare ‘cos now you will be very happy with this gem of a lens
Daronl

Aitch53

Link Posted 01/12/2018 - 13:42
johnriley wrote:
The lens has a position where it is shortened for more compact storage. Just click it out until it enters the place where zooming, and operation, can start. At least on Pentax Q lens does the same thing. It's intentional, not a fault.

Even more fun on my Nikon 1 kit lenses - it has a button you have to press to rotate the lens to a usable position.

One good thing - if you do that while the cameras are off, it turns them on for you. And vice versa!
SteveH!

Some people call me 'strange'.
I prefer 'unconventional'.
But I'm willing to compromise and accept 'eccentric'.

bychan

Link Posted 02/12/2018 - 22:59
Daronl wrote:
Well Adrian,
Every now and again a lens comes along that is frankly quite remarkable for the money; the 55/300 PLM is simply just that.

Do I am glad you are over the initial scare ‘cos now you will be very happy with this gem of a lens

With the Black Friday discount and trade in on my DA 55-300, this was cheaper than a used lens.

Cheers
Adrian
K5IIs, Sigma 10-20, Pentax DA 16-85, Pentax DA 55-300, Pentax 70 Ltd, Metz 44 AF-2.
Flickr: http://www.flickr.com/photos/ambott/
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