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03-26-2011, 09:47 AM   #1
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K-r and kit lenses

If I purchase a K-r from you guys, can I opt out of the kit lenses choice and chose my own? I have a 18-55mm DA L ll so don't need that one. But all of the K-r's I've seen on B&H have, when buying two lenses kit, have that also.

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QuoteOriginally posted by photolady Quote
If I purchase a K-r from you guys, can I opt out of the kit lenses choice and chose my own? I have a 18-55mm DA L ll so don't need that one. But all of the K-r's I've seen on B&H have, when buying two lenses kit, have that also.
I think you'd find, that in most cases when you do the numbers of different options and or bundles, that you're getting the 18-55 for nix, and sometimes even less! So, as a matter of prudence, it could be considered sensible to take it just for a spare.

Fwiw: when I bought my K-r I didn't need, or even want, another 18-55 either, but the single-lens kit price was a few $$ less than a body-only price at the time. No prizes for guessing what I did.

It's the way all mfgrs bundling and promo deals work. It's a form of loss-leading.
Example, on current B&H prices at the time of posting this:
. K-r body only, Red: USD599.00
. K-r body only, Black or White: USD609.95
. K-r Black + 18-55 DAL + 50-200 DAL: USD699.64
. K-r Black + 18-55 DAL + 55-300 DAL: USD799.95

Making the 18-55 AND 55-300 lenses price USD200.95 or USD190.00 respectively.
And the 18-55 + 50-200 lenses is only USD100.64 or USD89.69, for the two.
That's a deal in my book.
Else save the extra bikkies if you don't need or want the lenses and buy body only!

Now let's do the rounds.
. B&H do not sell the 55-300 DAL separately. ( for them)
. Adorama does have 55-300 DAL (Grey mkt) as a separate item, at USD219.95 (highly recommended if you need ...300!)
. sleazeBay (Grey mkt) prices are usually ~USD260+ incl. or so last time I looked.
. There is far less interest in the 50-200 DAL (for fairly obvious reasons) so is not typically offered as a separate item.

Does your calculator see a problem anywhere there?

.R.

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Thanks. I don't need another zoom with 300mm at the end either. I was thinking the 50-200mm would give me a in-between lens.
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Hello,

Generally speaking kits cannot be altered such as replacing one lens with another. In the case of the KR, the body is sold separately;

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Thanks Chuck for answering my original question. Body is probably what I'll get and maybe a separate prime lens.
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