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K-5 + 18-55DA L = $749 at BuyDig + FS
Posted By: Docrwm, 01-31-2013, 09:24 AM

Pentax K 5 Weatherproof 16 3 MP Digital SLR Camera 18 55mm Lens Kit w 1080p HD 027075176683 | eBay






Pentax K-5 Weatherproof 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera 18-55mm Lens Kit w/ 1080p HD

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01-31-2013, 10:34 AM   #2
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Best deal for K5 in the US today! I called Buydig last week and they don't have 18-135mm option as a kit. On the positive side if you are in the US and buy from a US reseller, you can get 2 year extended warranty very cheap ($20 from Adorama).
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I'm annoyed that the photo shows a WR lens, but the text says DA L.

Bait and switch, IMO.

I wouldn't have bought it anyway, so take it for what it's worth.
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Half the listing says DA L, the other half says WR. They're gonna have a lot of angry customers....


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Half the listing says DA L, the other half says WR. They're gonna have a lot of angry customers....
I know but the final description of just the lens says DAL - which is why I listed it that way here.

I sent a question to BuyDig via eBay asking which one it is, we shall see if I get an answer.

"Half your description says the 18-55 Lens is Weather Resistant (WR) the other half lists it as a DAL lens - which is the NON-WR version of the lens. Since there are 2 lenses available that are 18-55, which one comes with this camera?"
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Didn't BuyDig have a similar issue not too long ago where there was confusion one the lens that was in the bundle? I seem to remember someone posting that they ordered the WR package but only got the DA-L.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
I know but the final description of just the lens says DAL - which is why I listed it that way here.

I sent a question to BuyDig via eBay asking which one it is, we shall see if I get an answer.

"Half your description says the 18-55 Lens is Weather Resistant (WR) the other half lists it as a DAL lens - which is the NON-WR version of the lens. Since there are 2 lenses available that are 18-55, which one comes with this camera?"
Glad to see you contacted them, but I'm pretty sure their answer is going to be the "L" version.

That's the problem with ebay's canned descriptions - there probably isn't a proper canned description on ebay, so the system will choose the next best one. I know someone who had lots of trouble over this selling an older Bigma. He tried and tried to list it with the proper description, but the ebay system insisted on using the HSM description. Even though he noted it in his text description that his lens was not the HSM version, he still went through the dispute process with the buyer.
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This is the BuyDig.com product page for that catalog#: BuyDig.com - Pentax K-5 Weatherproof 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera 18-55mm WR Kit w/ 1080p HD Video
And the Adorama product page for that mfg part#: Pentax K-5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL "WR" Lens, Black 14762

In both cases it's the WR lens. Also from one the SD comments on this deal: "Just called to confirm its a wr 1855 in for 1"
[SD URL]/permadeal/88776/ebay.com-pentax-k5-16.2mp-weather-resistant-dslr-camera-w-1080p-video-1855mm-lens-kit

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This is the BuyDig.com product page for that catalog#: BuyDig.com - Pentax K-5 Weatherproof 16.3 MP Digital SLR Camera 18-55mm WR Kit w/ 1080p HD Video
And the Adorama product page for that mfg part#: Pentax K-5 DSLR Camera with 18-55mm AL "WR" Lens, Black 14762

In both cases it's the WR lens. Also from one the SD comments on this deal: "Just called to confirm its a wr 1855 in for 1"
[SD URL]/permadeal/88776/ebay.com-pentax-k5-16.2mp-weather-resistant-dslr-camera-w-1080p-video-1855mm-lens-kit
Interesting because this is the comment I got to my inquiry to Buydig:
"Thank you for contacting us . Please contact our sales and product Information line at 800-617-4686. They can further assist you."
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QuoteOriginally posted by Docrwm Quote
Interesting because this is the comment I got to my inquiry to Buydig:
"Thank you for contacting us . Please contact our sales and product Information line at 800-617-4686. They can further assist you."
Two more people on the SD forum have called and been told it's the DA-L version. Also one person previously ordered the listed K-5/18-55 package and received the DA-L version. So now things are pointing toward not being WR
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Two more people on the SD forum have called and been told it's the DA-L version. Also one person previously ordered the listed K-5/18-55 package and received the DA-L version. So now things are pointing toward not being WR
Frankly that price is just TOO good for the WR. If it is that's a steal of a deal. As it is, it's not a bad price for the K-5 + DAL lens IMHO.
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QuoteOriginally posted by colonel00 Quote
Didn't BuyDig have a similar issue not too long ago where there was confusion one the lens that was in the bundle? I seem to remember someone posting that they ordered the WR package but only got the DA-L.
The did:

https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-k-5/211018-new-k5-wrong-lens.html

I thought they fixed the issue, but I guess not.
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