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04-06-2008, 01:12 AM   #1
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Samsung Lenses

I searched google and couldnt find much info. I am assuming we can use samsung lenses (I also assume they are the same as their pentax counterparts). Would they be cheaper?? It might be interesting to see a pentax camera with the blue D-Xenon 12-24 or something like that.
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The Samsung lenses should be exactly the same, so no problem to use. If I remember right, I checked a Samsung/Pentax 50-200mm, and the Samsung was half the price (~$180 converted from NOK) of the Pentax. Eventually chose the Tamron 70-300, though.
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I don't think they would have the SMC coating from Pentax. I could be wrong.
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If it didn't have SMC from Pentax, at least it already have it. Schneider Multi Coating.

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According to a German forum, they are the same lenses. heres a site that sell them, looks like similar pricing:

D-XENON 18-55 mm
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QuoteOriginally posted by aegisphan Quote
I don't think they would have the SMC coating from Pentax. I could be wrong.
I would be most surprised, if they didn't, I have both the Schneider Kit zooms, the 18-55 exhibits better resistance to flare than my DA*16-50.

It is my theory that Pentax builds these for Samsung to higher QC than its own kit zooms, because Samsung wants to build a name for its dSLRs. Certainly, most happy with both of mine.
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QuoteOriginally posted by selar Quote
I would be most surprised, if they didn't, I have both the Schneider Kit zooms, the 18-55 exhibits better resistance to flare than my DA*16-50.

It is my theory that Pentax builds these for Samsung to higher QC than its own kit zooms, because Samsung wants to build a name for its dSLRs. Certainly, most happy with both of mine.

makes one wonder if the pentax 18-55II is that lens
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QuoteOriginally posted by ivoire Quote
makes one wonder if the pentax 18-55II is that lens
The 18-55 II has one less elements, which would help identify it. I don't think that I seen focus motor contacts in the photos of the Samsung kit lens though.

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I have both Samsung and Pentax versions. I'm going to do a comparison sometime this week.
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QuoteOriginally posted by w6wat Quote
I have both Samsung and Pentax versions. I'm going to do a comparison sometime this week.

I'd be really interested to see the results of that test.

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QuoteOriginally posted by w6wat Quote
I have both Samsung and Pentax versions. I'm going to do a comparison sometime this week.
I would love to see you to include a flare test as well, since this will confirm whether or not the Samsung has SMC coating. SMC coating is usually the superior one.
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