Pentax KP camera with 40mm lens kit now available

B&H now has the Pentax KP DSLR camera listed as a kit with the DA 40mm f/2.8 XS lens. You can also add the 18-135mm, 16-85mm and 20-40mm lenses.

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  • Zos Xavius

    I never understood this as a kit lens option on aps-c. Like the K-01 was rolled out with this lens. Its 60mm equivalent which is pretty tight. Something closer to 35 or even better 28mm would be nice for most people I think. Especially coming from smart phones with wide angles.

    Personally I think this lens is really cheap for pentax to produce so they just keep trying to move them. It is a pretty nifty little thing. It looks like a lens cap when its on the camera.

    • ZMWT

      You mean, you wish Ricoh to invest in a small new 28/35mm FoV lens that users continuously demand, as opposed to a cheap lens, with a FoV totally out of whack (60mm?!), but that is for them easier to make because it is based on existing lenses? Hah! A good joke though.

    • TinusVerdino

      I think this is BHPhoto trying to get rid of them. The lens was really meant for the K-01. A DA 40mm Ltd will look better on a KP. A shorter focal distance will result in a larger lens because it needs to be retro focal. So lens size and not field of view was Ricoh’s reason to go with the 40mm focal length. It goes back to the Pentax-m 40mm F2.8 manual lens.

      • David

        But they’re not getting rid of them. The body only price is $999; they want an extra $225 for the lens.

        • ZMWT

          Exactly, this is a rip-off. However, if they included DA21 for this total price, which looks MUCH better and has more appealing FoV, then it would be a deal.

      • ZMWT

        For this price, they should have included DA21 in this combo, which has FoV of 32mm, which is much, much better, and not this XS lens with FoV of 60mm.

  • David Philpott

    I still use my 40XS lens, and have stuck it on my KP several times. A “cheap” lens with excellent optics and nice rounded blades for great bokeh. It’s not a bad walk around lens despite the 40mm focal length.

  • Kivi Shaps

    The kit also includes the 18-55 zoom, so it seems like a good deal to me.

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