K-30 with 18-55 kit lens for $900 is waterproof or not?

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Jefftan
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K-30 with 18-55 kit lens for $900 is waterproof or not?
May 23, 2012

My understanding is that there are 2 18-55mm lens, one is waterproof and one is not
the kit lens is not

So if I want a waterproof K-30 I have to buy the $850 body only and add $200 waterproof 18-55
for a total price of $1050, correct?

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Jefftan
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In reply to Jefftan, May 23, 2012

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/860666-REG/Pentax_15679_K30_Digital_Camera_with.html

However this Bhphotovideo link show the $900 K-30 with kit lens waterproof

I am confused. Is this a mistake
Pentax K30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit (White)

Price: $899.95
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New Item, Available for pre-order
B&H # PEK301855W Mfr# 15679

Product Highlights
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens
16.3Mp APS-C CMOS Image Sensor
Full 1080p30 HD Video h.264 Compression
PRIME M Processing Optimized for Video
Advanced SAFOX IXi+ Autofocus
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77 Segment Metering System
Continuous 6 FPS Shooting
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Pentax DA 18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens

This is a standard focal length zoom lens designed specifically for Pentax digital SLR cameras. Blending versatility with affordability, it has a broad range of applications from indoor pictures, portraits, and landscapes to family photos and other general situations. This lens is weather resistant to handle damp, inclement conditions, and has a great wide angle capability with a standard 3x zoom range.

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In reply to Jefftan, May 23, 2012

The 18-55WR kit lens plus k30 is a WEATHER RESISTANT combo.
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In reply to Jefftan, May 23, 2012

Jefftan wrote:

http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/860666-REG/Pentax_15679_K30_Digital_Camera_with.html

However this Bhphotovideo link show the $900 K-30 with kit lens waterproof

I am confused. Is this a mistake
Pentax K30 Digital Camera with 18-55mm Lens Kit (White)

Price: $899.95
Free Shipping (USA)
New Item, Available for pre-order
B&H # PEK301855W Mfr# 15679

Product Highlights
18-55mm f/3.5-5.6 AL WR Zoom Lens

The photo does not show a WR lens, but the description clearly does. If I were ordering this, I would expect a white body with a black DA 18-55 WR lens.
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Re: K-30 with 18-55 kit lens for $900 is waterproof or not?
In reply to Jefftan, May 23, 2012

Apparently retailers can tailor their own kits as they get them from Pentax (per Pentax forum).

There has already been conflicting info from B&H themselves, so I would MAKE SURE exactly what you are getting if planning to pre-order anything (or wait afew days for the real info to come out).

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Have you tried calling B&H?

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In reply to Jefftan, May 23, 2012

I believe B&H said it is the WR kit lens but they just haven't received new photos of the K30 with the WR 18-55 from Pentax yet to update their product photo.

There was someone on this forum that contacted them and got that reply so you should definitely receive the WR kit.

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$900 is a good price for waterproof DSLR

Very stupid for Pentax if a waterproof camera is not pair up with a waterproof kit lens

Can they really be that stupid?

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Jefftan wrote:

$900 is a good price for waterproof DSLR

Not waterproof, weather-resistant. There is a huge difference.

Very stupid for Pentax if a waterproof camera is not pair up with a waterproof kit lens

Can they really be that stupid?

Pentax will allow dealers in the U.S. to make up kits with a WR or non-WR lens. It sounds confusing to me, but if a cheaper non-WR lens encourages people to buy a K-30 instead of a base Nikon or Canon, then it makes sense.

BTW, a poster on Pentax Forums stated that the B&H link as posted above comes with a WR lens, as stated in the description. They used a non-WR lens in the photo because that's all they have for now.

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Jefftan wrote:

$900 is a good price for waterproof DSLR

Very stupid for Pentax if a waterproof camera is not pair up with a waterproof kit lens

Can they really be that stupid?

It's called options. Water resistance is not the only reason someone will but this camera. if you want to keep the price down, you offer a non-wr option. I would think the majority of people buying a camera for wr are going to use more than the dinky kit lens anyway. Thinking the kit lens is the end all be all one way or another is stupid. I'd buy just the body.

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chiane wrote:

It's called options. Water resistance is not the only reason someone will but this camera. if you want to keep the price down, you offer a non-wr option. I would think the majority of people buying a camera for wr are going to use more than the dinky kit lens anyway. Thinking the kit lens is the end all be all one way or another is stupid. I'd buy just the body.

It can be quite an investment for first time DSLR buyer and the kit lens will probably last them quite a while before they decided to purchase another lens (and many will stay with just kit lens). So it is important to offer a relatively good kit lens to have people addict to photography, once they are hooked, they will buy more glasses...


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After several conflicting statements, latest is 18-55 in kits at B&H ARE WR.
In reply to shield20, May 23, 2012

Per yet another update at Pentax Forums. (2:15pm)

Anyway - why take the chance? Do yourself a favor and get the 18-135mm WR kit.

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Jefftan wrote:

$900 is a good price for waterproof DSLR

Very stupid for Pentax if a waterproof camera is not pair up with a waterproof kit lens

Can they really be that stupid?

How so? The Nikon D4 is weather resistant but not offered with weather resistant lenses.

I agree, they should sell WR kits, especially since they are advertising that way, and it sounds like some kits are WR. Note in the promo picture here on DPReview and some other sites the water is on the two with WR kit lenses and not on the one with a standard kit lens.

Bottom line is make sure you know if the kit your buying has a WR lens or not. Pentax really has a cheap kit for weather resistant as Nikon and Canon only have WR on their most expensive lenses and even the OM-D with WR lens is like $1300.

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You can also get the K30 in a kit with the 18 - 135 WR lens for about $1,200. More expensive, but a much more capable lens and more zoom when you want to shoot out in wet weather.

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it has to b the WR lense for 4900, heres a link for k-30+2 WR lenses, 18-55 50-200 for $1050 http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/860693-REG/Pentax_15646_K30_Digital_Camera_with.html . theres no way they would sell a standard lens kit for nine hundred, then sell a double WR kit for another buck fifty. the link pic also shows no green ring for WR but clearly states they are in the descr.

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correction, $900*

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hmm, u know i think i stand corrected. i dont see WR in the listings next to the camera pic. it says 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 DA-L Zoom Lens , theres no WR in there. that means for $150 more u can ditch the standard lens and get a 18-200 WR vision. thats a killer deal, and im thinking pentax is pushing the WR angle here. i like it though, bc i would have been looking for a zoom anyways. anyways heres the link again for the $900 option, am i missing something? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/860666-REG/Pentax_15679_K30_Digital_Camera_with.html

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Where do I get a WR or sealed 18-200?? As you say, the 18-200 WR must be a vision. They make meds for those .....

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hmm, u know i think i stand corrected. i dont see WR in the listings next to the camera pic. it says 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 DA-L Zoom Lens , theres no WR in there. that means for $150 more u can ditch the standard lens and get a 18-200 WR vision. thats a killer deal, and im thinking pentax is pushing the WR angle here. i like it though, bc i would have been looking for a zoom anyways. anyways heres the link again for the $900 option, am i missing something? http://www.bhphotovideo.com/c/product/860666-REG/Pentax_15679_K30_Digital_Camera_with.html

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In reply to glanglois, May 24, 2012

The real question is why does Pentax have two WR bodies yet no UWA WR lenses, or small primes? Not everyone shooting WR wants a giant can of soup zoom. Where do you get wet, outdoors. Where do you use UWA, outdoors. There's a disconnect.

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