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04-03-2008, 04:22 PM   #1
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DA 18-55 f/3.5 - 5.6 II

Anyone have this lens yet?

04-03-2008, 05:23 PM   #2
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Are all new K200D / K20D supposed to come with them?
04-03-2008, 05:32 PM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by BBear Quote
Are all new K200D / K20D supposed to come with them?
If you buy them from anywhere other than Adorama, yes.

Seriously, Adorama has been shipping the version I lens with the K20D and K200D. When my friend called Adorama to complain that his K20D + lens kit came with the version I lens they told him to read the fine print on their website and told him to get lost.

I've been buying thousands of dollars worth of gear from Adorama over the years, but if I wanted to get a K20D or K200D with kit lens I wouldn't buy from them after the way they treated my friend.

Back to the original topic, the version II is much sharper than the version I near the edges of the frame ... center sharpness is "a little" better but basically the same.
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Ed, I did a quick test in a camera store between the new kit lens and a 16-45. I was surprised at how close the 2 lenses performed. They've definitely improved the new kit lens and I'd agree with JJJPhoto. I didn't bother to save the shots because I didn't have a tripod and these wouldn't be called controlled test shots.

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if you look into DPReview, someone has done some pretty thorough tests and overall it seems that there is an aimprovement on the old lens. more sharpness
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I have it, it cost me 79€ from a German seller.

I think it's better then the version 1, i didn't do any scientific test, but the images came out very good.
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A couple of pics taken with it.
(images have exif)



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