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11-29-2010, 11:26 AM   #1
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Is this the WR kit lens? So confused....

Pentax 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 II WR Zoom LENS - eBay (item 230545676791 end time Dec-01-10 11:51:19 PST)

It says it on the picture but if you go down it says this:
  • This lens is 100% brand new.
  • These are lenses that were originally packaged with Pentax Kx Camera Kits. We sold the Pentax Kx in a quantity order, and we had simply removed the Lenses and placed them in their own box with all original foam packaging.These Lenses are limited quantity only.
Whats the deal?

11-29-2010, 11:55 AM   #2
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In the big picture, farther down it has a picture of the lens and then says:

Original box includes:

* Zoom 50-200mm WE II Lens
* Front & Rear Lenscaps

I'm not convinced they know what they're selling.
11-29-2010, 12:00 PM   #3
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Well, if the picture is correct, it's the WR version of the kit lens. The II version looks like the original kit lens and is physically different.
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1) there is no such things as a "DA 18-55 II WR". It is either "II" or "WR".
2) the K-x was never bundled with the WR, but with the DA-L 18-55.
3) further down, they talk about the "ZOOM 50-200MM WE II LENS", which is also non-existent (even allowing for "WE" being a typo for "WR").

I'd steer well clear of these guys, personally.

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they are a smaller store in NYC area, I've emailed them about the D3s, got mixed feelings about their shop.

Well, I'd probably stay away myself...
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Heck, just send them a message asking them to clarify it. This wouldn't be the first time I've run into typos on ebay.
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Yeah I will stay clear I think, am just trying to get a good deal because I bought the K-5 body without realizing that they had the K-5 Kit for 80 dollars more on the site I ordered from, a bit bummed about that.

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I saw this a few days ago, was thinking of getting it, but in the mean time maybe you can.

Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens 21880 NEW! - eBay (item 380280132510 end time Dec-16-10 18:07:58 PST)

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Have you considered the 18-135? Seems like an awesome place to start...
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The picture is of the WR; the lettering on the WR is different to the II and this one has the red seal at the bottom as well.

The description states that it is the smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL (not II, not WR) so it might be the very first version of this lens

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