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Pentax smc DA 18-55mm F3.5-5.6 AL

Announced Sep 13, 2004 •
Zoom lens | Pentax KAF
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Tim Streater
By: Tim Streater (Jun 15, 2013)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
My wife has a K100D Super, from new, with the 18-55 kit zoom it came with. I'm starting to conclude that this lens has generally poor resolution, although chromatic aberration is fairly low. AIUI, this lens has been improved/replaced a couple of times. I find a review of the original (our version) on this site, and one of a more recent version on photozone.de, but they present their data differently so it's hard to compare. PentaxForums has some user reviews that hint that the lens *is*...
By: RyaninDC (May 3, 2013)
Posted to: Pentax SLR Talk
After some consideration and reviews from this site and other, I think I want to buy the K-30.  Part of what appeals to me about the camera verses some comparably priced others is the weather resistant feature.  The Kit that I have found on most sites with the DA L 18-55 lens, which I understand is not weather resistant.  Do you think I should not get this kit and pay more to buy a WR 18-55 lens or do you think it does not matter as much with the lens?  I am probably more concerned about dust...
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