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03-06-2008, 08:52 AM   #1
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DA 18-55 AL II - The new one

Does anyone have the newer kit lens?

Does it worth selling the old and buy the new?

thanks

03-06-2008, 05:04 PM   #2
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I was told the K20D would sell here with the II version of that lens, and the cameras are in the shops here next week, so not sure if they're out yet or not. Probably not worth it unless you're getting the K20D?
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i think the only difference between the 18-55 II and the old one is the SP coating. cmiiw
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i think there's something different, like more/less elements
someone on dpreview put up some sample photos

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i think the only difference between the 18-55 II and the old one is the SP coating. cmiiw

I doubt MC would add $100 to the price and be a simple fix for a lens.
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They've changed the optical design around, from 12 pieces of glass in 9 groups to 11 in 8.
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Another nice change (not affecting optical performance though) is that front lens cap is a center pinch type
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I bought one last but I'm still waiting for it,
will let you if i find some improvements

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New version is supposed to have an aspheric element. Still has metal lens mount (was worried about that).
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