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08-30-2012, 10:39 AM   #1
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Difference in Lenses?

I noticed that the pentax webstore is selling an SMCP 50-200mm for 250 and a WR 50-200mm for 250 as well.

Why would anyone NOT buy a weather resistant lens? What's the difference between those two? That someone would rather buy the "SMCP"?

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They're both SMCP (super-multi-coated Pentax). Note that if you try to buy the non-WR version it says not available. Not very clever of them to have left the old version up on the lens listing page.
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Differences besides WR: The WR version looks cooler, and has a 49mm filter size. I think the non-WR non-L verrsion was discontinued anyway, so you either get the L in a kit or the WR. The L version has a plastic mount and no quick-shift.
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Thanks for the clarification guys. Haha

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Wait a day or so if you are thinking of buying one as I believe it is included (as the only non-SDM lens) in the rebates that begin 9/1 on lenses.

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-price-watch/197349-instant-rebates...es-lenses.html
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