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01-07-2009, 12:18 PM   #1
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Rear cap question on 18-55 mkII

I just received a new kit II from BH (for anyone interested, they have it in stock for $89.95 and free shipping, a very good price), and it came with one of those ugly - and I think unsafe - snap-on rear caps, rather than the usual Pentax K twist-lock kind.

Is this how everyone else's came? I am surprised Pentax would cut corners like that for what is likely less than a dime worth of cost difference. I never got a new pentax lens with a snap-on cap before. The lens looks untouched, intact packaging, wrapping etc.

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Mine came with the same cap as yours. I don't think it is unsafe, but as you I like the K twist-lock kind better. I think it really has to do with costs and economics.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Malo1961 Quote
Mine came with the same cap as yours. I don't think it is unsafe, but as you I like the K twist-lock kind better. I think it really has to do with costs and economics.
Thanks.

I find that the snap-ons are more likely to come off inside a bag, especially if you are not extra careful in pushing them all the way down. I guess I'll just buy a generic PK rear cap. Stupid of Pentax though.
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So was mine, just got it last week with K20D. Never seen one before. Maybe they think that you'll have one lens attached all the time...

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