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03-25-2009, 10:40 AM   #1
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Does K20D ship with 18-55 AL II as kit lens (from bestbuy)?

My saga to replace the defective camera continues. The body only option that I wanted is no longer in stock and they want me to take the kit lens (at discounted rate). Here is my question do you know if BestBuy ships 18-55 AL II (as opposed to the AL I) as kit lens? The online rep did not know which one it was going to be. Thanks for your help..

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It's the AL II. The first version was only sold with earlier models (K10D, K100D, *istD, etc.). Pentax doesn't even produce the first version any longer.

Plus, this picture of the kit from the BB website shows the AL II mounted:

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Oh! GReat. Thank you. I should have looked at that image...silly me.
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If you are buying the K20D or K200D now with a lens attached, then it comes with an AL II lens, not unless you buy it off ebay or some other sellers who try and replace the lens with the AL I so it would seem that their "combo" is priced lower than the sellers who sell them as they come "new-in-box".
If you are buying from a reputable company, then most likely they will include the AL II lens that "should" come with the newer models (K20D, K200D).

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