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01-28-2010, 07:08 PM   #1
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Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens for 40$

Am I missing something?

Amazon.com: Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL Lens for Pentax and Samsung Digital SLR Cameras: Electronics

If this is a good deal, is it possible to get the k-x body only? I couldn't find anyone selling just the body. If I did, it is more expensive than some selling the body with the kit DA L 18-55mm lens.

Also, I have heard the DA is *better* than DA-L kit lens. Does the one here fall in that category (amazon is selling other DA 18-55mm lens for much higher).

Thanks.

01-28-2010, 09:10 PM   #2
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The lens in the Amazon link is the first version of the lens. There were improvements from the original to the version II. The DA-L I hear is version II optically, but no quick shift and a plastic mount.
01-28-2010, 11:27 PM   #3
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This looks like the original version of the kit lens. Fine lens for a kit lens, but older generation and cheaper than the version II and the WR versions which seem more popular nowadays. Either way, its about 99% the same lens as the other two, sans WR seals.

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