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02-28-2011, 05:58 PM   #1
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"smc PENTAX-DA" badge and the DA 18-135mm lens

I'm curious about the "smc PENTAX-DA" badge on the left side (near the mount) of many DA lenses. Both of my kit lenses have a sticker in this location; more expensive lenses appear to have an engraved metal badge. Does the DA 18-135mm lens have a metal badge, or merely a hologram sticker? If possible, please post pictures of the badge or sticker.

This might seem silly, but I'm concerned that PENTAX may have stopped using metal badges on new midrange and high-end lenses ... I just want to make sure that PENTAX isn't trying to cut costs on these lenses. Thanks,


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02-28-2011, 06:42 PM   #2
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I just got my K-5 with the 18-135mm WR and it looks like its a little badge, no sticker.
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If there's any that have a sticker, they're probably only the DA L lenses.

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Thank you.



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