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11-30-2009, 01:09 PM   #16
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try ebay in the U.K.

18-55mm pentax, For Digital SLR, For 35mm SLR, Lens Hoods items at low prices on eBay.co.uk

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the kit lens can be had cheaply off ebay from people who had bought it with the camera but later decided to 'upgrade' to another lens.

the Vivitar 28mm f2.8 is not that wide, agreed, but a very fine lens of effective 42mm which is nice for street photography, and you should be able, with luck, to get it for very little money.

I recommend using old manual primes, gives me much joy, however old lenses wider than 28mm are mostly either not so good or not cheap, but 17mm Vivitar / Tokina ( same lens ) or Tamron are good performers and can be found for less than 100 USD
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thanks for your comments guys, it seems that ill be having fun with my camera and that ill be visiting this forum a lot...
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I'll apologize before hand if this duplicates any of the prior links - I just got lazy and did not check.... Also, I do not know anything about any of the sellers - so your mileage may vary.....

Pentax 18-55mm 18-55 AL II Lens kit K2000 K20 K200 K20D - eBay (item 180431424759 end time Dec-11-09 10:17:24 PST)

Pentax smc DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL II 18-55 for K20D K7 - eBay (item 330379984968 end time Dec-23-09 02:44:05 PST)

Smc PENTAX DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II in box - eBay (item 400087897437 end time Dec-02-09 18:50:36 PST)

Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II (K-7/K-M/K20D/K200D) - eBay (item 330372275748 end time Dec-27-09 10:09:21 PST)

SMC Pentax DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL II Lens; in box - eBay (item 370295693713 end time Dec-23-09 12:12:31 PST)

- a UK seller

PENTAX SMC DA 18-55mm 3.5-5.6 AL II + Hood ===Mint=== - eBay (item 370236853929 end time Dec-25-09 14:52:41 PST)


... also watch for items on

http://www.keh.com
http://www.usedcameras.com/

I believe that you can email both keh and usedcameras that you are looking for something specific and when it comes in they will email you a notice. It is at least worth a short.

You can also go through the selling search engines (however you must make sure its the II version).
http://www.google.com/products/catalog?q=pentax+18-55+ii+lens&oe=utf-8&rls=o...d=0CCwQ8gIwBQ#

from this list Abes of Maine has one for $128 that is the WR version (which is the improved II weather resistant one)
http://www.abesofmaine.com/shoppingCart.do?item=PNDA1855WR&addItem=PNDA1855WR

and newegg.com has one WR for $150
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16830994378&nm_mc=OTC-Fr...TAX-_-30994378


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Pentax-DA SMC 18-55mm 18-55 mm 3.5-5.6 AL II OVP Pentax - eBay (item 380180377894 end time Nov-30-09 12:57:17 PST)


i bought this one, what do you think?
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It will be perfect --- looks like a good price too. Definitely a good place to start.
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