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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.
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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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AFAIK:

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.

Thanks.
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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.

BUT:
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

Images below borrowed from pentaximaging.com

WR

AL II
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