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11-14-2009, 05:23 PM   #1
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Pentax 18-55 and Samsung /Schnieder 18-55 same lens?

The title is the question.

11-14-2009, 11:59 PM   #2
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Yes, they are the same.
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indeed they are, I used to own both so can confirm
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So who actually builds it?

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The lens is built by Pentax's factory in Vietnam.
11-15-2009, 10:34 AM   #6
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All Samsung's SA lens' are built by Pentax as Pentax DA clones in Pentax factories. So much for the "Schneider" badge.
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Schneider-Kreuznach licenses it's name after a lens ostensibly undergoes "optical quality testing" to ensure that Schneider's "standards" are met.

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