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$499: K30 & 18-55wr
Posted By: PBandJ, 06-25-2013, 02:36 AM

B&H is almost $700 for this
I'm getting very tempted, but am waiting for the k5ii fire sale

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06-30-2013, 07:15 AM   #16
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Wow. I spent 600 on the black K-30 kit with the poopy basic 18-55mm (non WR) just 2 months ago when I thought the prices had stabilized. Guess not.

Good deal though for those who were still waiting!

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Is the 18-55mm WR lens supplied in this kit, a metal mount, or is it a plastic mount?

This thread seems to imply a plastic mount?
07-01-2013, 07:19 AM   #18
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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
Is the 18-55mm WR lens supplied in this kit, a metal mount, or is it a plastic mount?

This thread seems to imply a plastic mount?
The K-30 WR kit has the metal mount version (DA) while the K-50 kit will have the plastic mount version (DA-L)
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Mine came with the metal mount.

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QuoteOriginally posted by tomwil Quote
Is the 18-55mm WR lens supplied in this kit, a metal mount, or is it a plastic mount?

This thread seems to imply a plastic mount?
QuoteOriginally posted by raybird Quote
The K-30 WR kit has the metal mount version (DA) while the K-50 kit will have the plastic mount version (DA-L)
QuoteOriginally posted by ecruz Quote
Mine came with the metal mount.

Yes, it is the DA lens, not the DA-L, and it is the metal mount. It is also the WR version. That's what make this such a smoking offer!

There are so many kits out there with different lenses. I also found the DA/DA L specification confusing at first. I ended up emailing Hunt's (there's a link to their ecommerce customer service on the site), and they quickly got back to me with confirmation. I'd suggest doing the same, just to be certain before you order.

Edit: Also, the product picture on the Hunt's website shows a DA L non-WR lens. It is the wrong picture for this kit.

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07-01-2013, 03:08 PM   #21
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QuoteOriginally posted by Takumar55 Quote
Yes, it is the DA lens, not the DA-L, and it is the metal mount. It is also the WR version. That's what make this such a smoking offer!

There are so many kits out there with different lenses. I also found the DA/DA L specification confusing at first. I ended up emailing Hunt's (there's a link to their ecommerce customer service on the site), and they quickly got back to me with confirmation. I'd suggest doing the same, just to be certain before you order.

Edit: Also, the product picture on the Hunt's website shows a DA L non-WR lens. It is the wrong picture for this kit.
Awesome - I'm really glad this worked out for you guys!!
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I will confirm WR metal NEW full kit. Recieved lasty night and it is perfect. Ver 1.00 firmware-updated to 1.04. My new SONY 32GB R40 UHS sdhc 40mbs card does NOT work with/in it. All other cards working in it....so far.
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I live right near these guys. They are great, really helpfull.

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Only a few left!

I too called and found it is the WR lensso when I ordered it yesterday around 5:00 they said they only had a few left so get on it if you want one!
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QuoteOriginally posted by ecruz Quote
Exactly. Full kit, in the WR kit box. Don't know how they're selling them so cheap. If you're on the fence about buying one, I'd say go for it.
QuoteOriginally posted by harleynitelite Quote
I too called and found it is the WR lens so when I ordered it yesterday around 5:00 they said they only had a few left so get on it if you want one!
Appears Hunt's has now sold out of this K-30 kit.
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QuoteOriginally posted by harleynitelite Quote
I too called and found it is the WR lensso when I ordered it yesterday around 5:00 they said they only had a few left so get on it if you want one!
I ordered mine on the 5th as well. :-)

Can't wait for it to get here.
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FYI: This deal was removed from the Hunt's page for a day or two, but it is now listed again, but indicates sold out. You can place a backorder though, which will lock in the 499 price. I'm not sure if/when they will get more, but when I talked to the sales rep, he said they do have them on order and expect them in (no ETA though). I decided to place a backorder for this (along with they smoking DA35 F2.4 deal they have, also backordered). I may never receive them, but they don't charge the card until they ship, so no loss really.

If there is a lower priced deal to come along, you can just cancel.
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QuoteOriginally posted by billx2 Quote
FYI: This deal was removed from the Hunt's page for a day or two, but it is now listed again, but indicates sold out. You can place a backorder though, which will lock in the 499 price. I'm not sure if/when they will get more, but when I talked to the sales rep, he said they do have them on order and expect them in (no ETA though). I decided to place a backorder for this (along with they smoking DA35 F2.4 deal they have, also backordered). I may never receive them, but they don't charge the card until they ship, so no loss really.

If there is a lower priced deal to come along, you can just cancel.
Nice heads up on the DA35 F2.4. At that price, can't go wrong.
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Thanks

I got my copy yesterday. A friend brought it to India from US. Thanks for posting this deal.
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I was just about ready to pull the trigger on the k-500 until I saw this post. Just ordered the k-30 with the WR lens from Hunts for $499. Should come sometime next week. I don't need the WR part of the camera or lens - I'm a fair weather man and I'm barely an amateur photographer. So maybe I can sell the WR lens and get a decent zoom or the 50mm 1.8 on sale now for $180. Not sure how my wife will react - but too late now!

Thanks for the info on this great deal!
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