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02-13-2015, 08:55 AM   #1
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K-S2+18-135WR Kit

B&H, Amazon, and Adorama all offer various K-S2 kits, but surprisingly nothing that includes the 18-135WR, which is the lens I actually want. All of these sources have the K3 w/18-135WR for a good price, about $1050.

Question for those of you that have been with Pentax awhile,....is it likely they will offer the above as a kit in the future? It is being offered in the UK directly from Pentax. As far as I can tell, Pentax does not sell directly to consumers in the USA.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Setter Dog Quote
B&H, Amazon, and Adorama all offer various K-S2 kits, but surprisingly nothing that includes the 18-135WR, which is the lens I actually want. All of these sources have the K3 w/18-135WR for a good price, about $1050.

Question for those of you that have been with Pentax awhile,....is it likely they will offer the above as a kit in the future? It is being offered in the UK directly from Pentax. As far as I can tell, Pentax does not sell directly to consumers in the USA.

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I'm sure it will be offered as a kit at some point... Pretty much every Pentax DSLR is eventually bundled with the 18-135mm WR lens (K-3, K-5iis, K-5ii, K-50, K-30 all were sold with it at one point or another).

Personally I don't see why anyone bothers with the 18-55mm WR lens, or even the new 18-50mm collapsible. That extra reach from 50/55mm to 135mm is priceless IMO.
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I do know that Pentax has a web store.
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I don't know the answer to your question, but I do know that Pentax has a web store.
Why would you point him there? After the last several fiascos?

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I'm sure it will be offered as a kit at some point... Pretty much every Pentax DSLR is eventually bundled with the 18-135mm WR lens (K-3, K-5iis, K-5ii, K-50, K-30 all were sold with it at one point or another).

Personally I don't see why anyone bothers with the 18-55mm WR lens, or even the new 18-50mm collapsible. That extra reach from 50/55mm to 135mm is priceless IMO.
Thanks,...maybe I'll hold fire awhile till it shows up. Like you, I find very little use for the 50-55mm kit lenses.

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Why would you point him there? After the last several fiascos?
I haven't had any fiasco with them other than they can be slow in shipping. Could you provide a link so that I can educate myself?!
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I haven't had any fiasco with them other than they can be slow in shipping. Could you provide a link so that I can educate myself?!
Multiple over charges, cancelled orders, not honoring free shipping, etc. on the Black Friday sales. One of the longest threads in the entire Price Watch section ever I believe.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/94-pentax-price-watch/280446-pentax-web-store-sales.html

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I just checked on on that site and didn't find the K-S2 w/18-135. I did find the K3 w/18-135WR for $1249, I think it was. B&H has that for $1079, including a battery grip, 4% rewards, expedited shipping etc.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Setter Dog Quote
I just checked on on that site and didn't find the K-S2 w/18-135. I did find the K3 w/18-135WR for $1249, I think it was. B&H has that for $1079, including a battery grip, 4% rewards, expedited shipping etc.

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I would recommend just ordering the K-S2 and the 18-135mm separately if you want that particular lens. It's a good all-around lens at a reasonable price.

Pentax K-S2 DSLR Camera (Body Only, Black) 11577 B&H Photo Video
Pentax SMC DA 18-135mm F/3.5-5.6 ED AL (IF) DC WR Lens 21977 B&H

It does not look like the K-S2 18-135mm kit is available (yet?) in the US, though the Pentax Web Store is erroneously showing it in a thumbnail in many of the dual-lens kits.

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In Finland we have one store offering kit with 18-135 + 16GB card for 1300
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Normal kit is 780

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I recently purchased my 18-135mm WR used from Ebay... I know, ebay. Some people hate it...

But I found a great seller (Roberts Camera) and they have over 24,000 sales with a 99% rating.

I got my 18-135 for $280 used (I frikin swear this thing was removed from the box and never used...)


Anyways, give it a look. Here is a link for one just from a 30 second search.

Pentax Da 18 135mm F3 5 5 6 SMC Ed Al DC WR Lens 18 135 3 5 5 6 975 002707517376 | eBay

EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... All their lenses come with a 6 month warranty. Pretty sweet IMO



Do some searching though. All I'm saying is you could buy the K2s body only for around $700 and get the 18-135mm for 280ish and still be under $1000 in the end
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That's a shame, in Australia the Pentax web store, not only has some of the best prices around, (albeit on not on everything, but on some things) but they ship promptly for free to anywhere in Australia and are a local seller if anything goes wrong. No problems with them at all.
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QuoteOriginally posted by UserAccessDenied Quote
I recently purchased my 18-135mm WR used from Ebay... I know, ebay. Some people hate it...

But I found a great seller (Roberts Camera) and they have over 24,000 sales with a 99% rating.

I got my 18-135 for $280 used (I frikin swear this thing was removed from the box and never used...)


Anyways, give it a look. Here is a link for one just from a 30 second search.

Pentax Da 18 135mm F3 5 5 6 SMC Ed Al DC WR Lens 18 135 3 5 5 6 975 002707517376 | eBay

EDIT: Oh yeah, I forgot to mention... All their lenses come with a 6 month warranty. Pretty sweet IMO



Do some searching though. All I'm saying is you could buy the K2s body only for around $700 and get the 18-135mm for 280ish and still be under $1000 in the end
Thanks for reminding me about Roberts camera,.......from what I know, they are top notch and even give a 6mo warranty on their lenses.

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I'm saving for a K-S2 and 16-85 kit, hopefully w/ a kit price reduction.
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