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10-28-2013, 10:17 AM   #1
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Buying a lens with or without camera body

Forgive what might be a silly question, but I am newish to buying options.

I intend to buy the new K3 here in Canada and I would like the 18 - 135 lens as well. My question is that if I buy camera and lens as advertised at $1650 CAD I am saving about $150 CAD on buying separate items. However is there a difference in quality of the lens when buying as a body/lens kit as opposed to separate products.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tjstimbo Quote
Forgive what might be a silly question, but I am newish to buying options.

I intend to buy the new K3 here in Canada and I would like the 18 - 135 lens as well. My question is that if I buy camera and lens as advertised at $1650 CAD I am saving about $150 CAD on buying separate items. However is there a difference in quality of the lens when buying as a body/lens kit as opposed to separate products.

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No difference, the lens is the same purchased with or without a body.
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No difference, the lens is the same purchased with or without a body.
Thanks very much.
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No, there is no difference in quality. Although my last kit purchase was a few years ago, my kit lens and the camera came in their own seperate boxes. Rather than a kit, it was more of a bundled deal.

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No, there is no difference in quality. Although my last kit purchase was a few years ago, my kit lens and the camera came in their own seperate boxes. Rather than a kit, it was more of a bundled deal.
Thanks that is what I am hoping keeping in mind possible resell later down the line.
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In this case there is no difference. In other cases, possibly. For example, in the past 'kits' included the DA L versions of the DA 18-55 and 55-300 which although optically the same, did not have a hood, or quick shift and had a plastic mount rather than metal.

The DA 18-135 is available in only one version, so no worries with this kit.
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well I think most kits do not come in separate boxes. This was the case for my K-5, and my K-01 kits. So it might not be that easy to resell.
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