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12-16-2012, 10:54 PM   #1
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Da 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 al wr vs da 18-55mm f3.5-5.6 al ii

My kit lens was broken, and I am thinking to buy a DA 18-55MM F3.5-5.6 AL WR instead, howerver I just found there is a similar lens DA 18-55MM F3.5-5.6 AL II ! I just wander what are their differences ?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Keroro Quote
My kit lens was broken, and I am thinking to buy a DA 18-55MM F3.5-5.6 AL WR instead, howerver I just found there is a similar lens DA 18-55MM F3.5-5.6 AL II ! I just wander what are their differences ?
The only difference is that the WR version is weather sealed, while the II is not. There is no other difference between these two lenses; optically, they are the same.

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Thank you first !

But how come their price the same ?

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which means everyone would get the WR one of course !

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There's only so low you can go with a kit lens price. Those who don't have or don't intend to get a weather sealed body can just get the II version.

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But how come their price the same ?
Might be because the II isn't officially available anymore. It's been discontinued for a good 3-4 years now.

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