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07-26-2013, 06:08 AM   #1
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Difference in Samsung Xenon 18-55 I and II

Anyone know how to tell the difference between the two lenses? The first Xenon came out in early 2007, while the II version came out in early 2008 with the launch of the K20d and GX20. I just don't know how to tell the difference, because as far as I know, the Xenon II did not have the little "II" on the lens barrel.

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Following the launch of the 14.6Mp GX-20 digital SLR, Samsung, leaders in digital imaging, today announces the launch of two new lenses, the D-XENON 18-55mm II f/3.5-f/5.6 and the 18-250mm f/3.5 - f/6.3. These two lenses are compatible with the GX-20 and Samsung’s popular GX-10 DSLR giving both GX-20 and GX-10 series users even more freedom to express their creativity.
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QuoteOriginally posted by K-9 Quote
Anyone know how to tell the difference between the two lenses? The first Xenon came out in early 2007, while the II version came out in early 2008 with the launch of the K20d and GX20. I just don't know how to tell the difference, because as far as I know, the Xenon II did not have the little "II" on the lens barrel.



Samsung Xenon 18-55 II release news
Probably serial numbers? Check the lens database I suppose?

I'd probably go for a Pentax DA 18-55mm II since Samsung lenses are equal to their Pentax equivalents.

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If the first was based on the first Pentax version then the second would have less lens elements and be sharper in the corners.
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The first Pentax version weighs 5 grams more, 225g vs. 220g, Not a lot.

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