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05-01-2013, 09:22 AM   #1
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DXO and the smc DA 18-55mm WR kit lens

I am looking to buy the smc DA 18-55 WR kits lens. I currently use DXO software for lens corrections. The DXO website says the smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL and smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II are supported but the WR version is not listed.

My question is this - is the WR version of the 18-55 kit lens the same optically as the non WR version? To make the 18-55 WR did Pentax just take a non WR 18-55 AL II and add weather seals, or is the WR lens a completely different design?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Bman Quote
I am looking to buy the smc DA 18-55 WR kits lens. I currently use DXO software for lens corrections. The DXO website says the smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL and smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II are supported but the WR version is not listed.

My question is this - is the WR version of the 18-55 kit lens the same optically as the non WR version? To make the 18-55 WR did Pentax just take a non WR 18-55 AL II and add weather seals, or is the WR lens a completely different design?
The DA WR, DA II, and DA L versions of the 18-55mm are all optically the same. The only one that's different is the old 18-55mm mark I, which isn't being made any more (see the lens database for more info).

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Hey that's good news. Thank you Sir!
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I have a WR 18-55, as well as DxO, and can confirm that DxO Optics Pro works fine with that lens on the K200D, K-x and K-5.

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