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07-07-2012, 02:13 AM   #1
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Strange K-30 with Lens combo from Amazon.

I've just ordered my K-30 from amazon with the 18-135 WR lens combo but then I notice the other combo they are selling, which is the one with the 18-55 mm lens, the lens isn't WR. Can someone confirm on this?
Here is the link: http://www.amazon.com/gp/aw/d/B0082OJ2VE/ref=redir_mdp_mobile?keywords=penta...=sr_1_3&sr=8-3

I kind of worry that someone might order this and mistaken this lens is also WR like the 18-135 one.

07-07-2012, 02:52 AM   #2
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To get the lowest possible kit price the K-30 comes in a kit with the non-weathersealed 18-55mm lens. It does defeat the purpose of a weather sealed camera, though.
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Sad. Some consumer will mistakenly believe that they have a WR combo. Just resist putting the non-WR combo together. If only PRIC wasn't so laissez-faire about things and were willing to mandate how their equipment is sold, but alas.......
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You call that strange? What about the places down here that are seemingly selling it bundled with a Sigma 18-200mm :P

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QuoteOriginally posted by Vylen Quote
You call that strange? What about the places down here that are seemingly selling it bundled with a Sigma 18-200mm :P
Are Dirt Cheap Cameras still in business after the Blunty rant? Wow.

Seriously, pairing a WR camera with a non-WR lens just to lower the price without pointing out that the lens is not WR is pretty bad long-term marketing IMHO.
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but before k-7..the kit lens come with k200d and k20d are non-wr too, right?
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Seriously, pairing a WR camera with a non-WR lens just to lower the price without pointing out that the lens is not WR is pretty bad long-term marketing IMHO.
I wholeheartedly agree, but I also think that comments like this one are true (especially since it fit with my own prior assumptions, anyway).
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QuoteOriginally posted by misbehave Quote
I've just ordered my K-30 from amazon with the 18-135 WR lens combo but then I notice the other combo they are selling, which is the one with the 18-55 mm lens, the lens isn't WR. Can someone confirm on this?
Here is the link: Pentax K-30 Weather-Sealed 16 MP CMOS Digital SLR with 18-55mm Lens (Black):Amazon:Camera & Photo

I kind of worry that someone might order this and mistaken this lens is also WR like the 18-135 one.
Yeah man the K-30 with 18-55 kit is not WR, the K-30 with 18-135 kit is WR.

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QuoteOriginally posted by liukaitc Quote
but before k-7..the kit lens come with k200d and k20d are non-wr too, right?
...and all "weatherproof" Canon and Nikons DSLRs also come with non-WR kit lens...of course because it doesn't exist in Canikon world! The difference is that pentax has now spoiled us by giving us a WR body with WR lens (K7, K5), so I guess we now think this should be the rule!. I would love that, but I guess someone at Marketing Department thinks different!
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