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11-08-2010, 07:01 PM   #1
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Does anyone know if the current 18-55 kit lens is the same that came with the K10D or is it the II edition?

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The WR version and the DA L version are optically the same as the II version.
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ok, I'm buying the k-r and wondering if I should get the lens or just the body ($20 extra). According to the lens review on PF the II has better contrast and AF speeds.
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It's a good (not outstanding lens). What would you expect for $20 extra?

If you're happy shooting at f/8 most of the time the 18-55 will be as good as most lenses in getting sharp and well rendered shots. Otherwise you'll need to invest a little more in a decent lens that will perform well at wider apertures.

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Check if your lens has the II marking on it.
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For 20 bucks I'd buy the kit as something convenient, and possibly even a good throw away lens for situations where things might get hairy and you want to keep your better glass safe.
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I already have the lens as it came with my K10D (not II), I just wanted to know if the lens that comes with the k-r is exactly the same as the one I already have.
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Fig:

Here is the thread to best address any differences in the Pentax Kit.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/89036-differen...-18-55mms.html

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The one that comes with the KX is the II with a plastic mount and no lens hood (lens hood from 1 should work though!)
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cheers for the link. I wonder if the 18-55 that comes with the k-r is the plastic mount.
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Looking at the picture on e.g. Pentax K-r Digital SLR Camera with 18-55mm Zoom Lens 14636 B&H, it's the DA-L one (so plastic mount).
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My K-x came with the I version, not the II

QuoteOriginally posted by paperbag846 Quote
The one that comes with the KX is the II with a plastic mount and no lens hood (lens hood from 1 should work though!)
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Sure about that?

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/905653-post6.html

There is not L II, but the L, I'm almost certain, is optically identical to the AL II.

This naming scheme is rather confusing...
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QuoteOriginally posted by vtqanh Quote
My K-x came with the I version, not the II
DA18-55 AL or DAL18-55 AL ?
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