DA* 16-50 SDM motor failure...


BruceStrachan

Link Posted 20/02/2020 - 21:57
Been Quoted 300 to get SDM fixed...
Only paid 360 for lens....
Anyone know a place who will convert to screw?..
Cheers,

Bruce

bforbes

Link Posted 20/02/2020 - 22:13
Have you seen the youtube videos. Nothing needs to be dismantled
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HarisF1

Link Posted 20/02/2020 - 22:17
First point would be to try and get the SDM working by turning the focus ring while attempting to AF.

If that won't work then get yourself an old body (K-5 or older) and convert it to screwdrive yourself, it's pretty straightforward. If you need help then let me know.
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SteveF

Link Posted 23/02/2020 - 13:19
BruceStrachan wrote:
Been Quoted 300 to get SDM fixed...
Only paid 360 for lens....
Anyone know a place who will convert to screw?..

That is twice the price I paid at John Pyle, the official repairer, for my 50-135.

fatspider

Link Posted 23/02/2020 - 19:28
You can convert to screw drive with a simple software fix, it's easy to do.
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Snappyhoffy

Link Posted 24/02/2020 - 23:23
SteveF wrote:
BruceStrachan wrote:
Been Quoted 300 to get SDM fixed...
Only paid 360 for lens....
Anyone know a place who will convert to screw?..

That is twice the price I paid at John Pyle, the official repairer, for my 50-135.

Do you have contacts for John Pyle could be handy.
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SteveF

Link Posted 25/02/2020 - 15:17
Snappyhoffy wrote:
SteveF wrote:
Quote:
Been Quoted 300 to get SDM fixed...
Only paid 360 for lens....
Anyone know a place who will convert to screw?..

That is twice the price I paid at John Pyle, the official repairer, for my 50-135.

Do you have contacts for John Pyle could be handy.

Here you go - https://www.ricoh-imaging.co.uk/en/service-centre.html

HarisF1

Link Posted 25/02/2020 - 15:51
Snappyhoffy wrote:
SteveF wrote:
Quote:
Been Quoted 300 to get SDM fixed...
Only paid 360 for lens....
Anyone know a place who will convert to screw?..

That is twice the price I paid at John Pyle, the official repairer, for my 50-135.

Do you have contacts for John Pyle could be handy.

I strongly recommend a quick switch to the screwdrive mode if you can - save yourself a lot of money, get faster response to AF (esp. compared to an ailing motor) and also no hassle of SDM failure in the future.

The only reason to stay with SDM would be the quiet focus but even then screwdrive is still not bad.
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