DA* 60-250 AF failure


Pwynnej

Link Posted 09/07/2011 - 21:23


Phone call to Mr Chris on Monday....

and it had to happen while at an air show...good job I travelled light as usual otherwise 32 plus petrol down the swanny
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Mike-P

Link Posted 09/07/2011 - 21:51
Unusual .. never heard of the SDM on a 60-250mm failing before.
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 09/07/2011 - 22:33
I wasn't expecting it, it started off fairly sluggish and then stopped altogether...The 16-50 is fine...

I've still got the K10D body so I will do some more testing tomorrow....
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

alig

Link Posted 10/07/2011 - 08:22
I have just had to send my 60-250mm off for repair.

It wouldn't focus properly, but I'm not sure of the problem, blurry images, it would confirm focus but images blurry. Never did extensive tests

Just returned from holiday down south and message on answer phone saying awaiting parts to complete repair.

Fingers crossed it won't be too long

I'd never heard of any problem with this lens, until my problem.
Cheers

Ali

ist* DS & Ricoh GR

Pwynnej

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 09:50
Just arrived back from SRS this morning

Test tonight, unfortunately it's easterlies into Heathrow today so no 1830 Singapore Airlines or 1900 Emirates arrivals to train the lens on
(these are the A380s).....

Two lenses returned from repair in the last week, the FA50 is like new

What's the status of yours alig?
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Gwyn

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 11:17
OT - unless they have moved the western approaches to Heathrow quite a bit northwest maybe you should up date your location .

Mike-P

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 11:25
Pwynnej wrote:


What's the status of yours alig?

Did you see this thread?
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Pwynnej

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 11:45
No I didn't Mike, that really is an awful situation, I've not rattled my box but I know that the original box is in there as well.....

I think I will be checking more thoroughly tonight in case.
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Frogfish

Link Posted 17/08/2011 - 12:23
Mike-P wrote:
Unusual .. never heard of the SDM on a 60-250mm failing before.

Ditto. Shocked.
http://frogfish.smugmug.com/ Pentax. Pentax DA*300/4, Cosina 55/1.2, Lens Baby Composer Pro & Edge 80, AFA x1.7, Metz 50 af1.
Nikon. D800. D600. Sigma 500/4.5, Nikon 300/2.8 VRII, Sigma 120-300/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 21/2.8, Zeiss Distagon ZF2 35/2.0, Sigma 50/1.4, Nikkor 85/1.8, Nikon TC20EIII, Nikon TC14EII, Kenko x1.4, Sigma 2.0

Pwynnej

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 14:54
Gwyn wrote:
OT - unless they have moved the western approaches to Heathrow quite a bit northwest maybe you should up date your location .

Proud of my Welsh roots Gwyn....by the way how long will it be before Sciphol builds a new runway so far away from the main terminal that the Easyjet pilots joke "welcome to Belgium....we're passing through Poland now"....?
Z-1p, K-1, P50
F50 1.7. FAs 24, 35, 50 1.4, 85, 135. DFA15-30, DFA24-70, D-FA*70-200. D-FA 100 (gone now!). The SMC-FA Limited Trinity.
Metz 45 CL-4, AF500FTZ. AF540FGZ.
Some Mamiya and some Nikon

Anvh

Link Posted 18/08/2011 - 18:31
Frogfish wrote:
Mike-P wrote:
Unusual .. never heard of the SDM on a 60-250mm failing before.

Ditto. Shocked.

SDM works on friction though.
The motor has some kind of legs which vibrate in a special way on a surface and that makes it move.
So since there is friction there is also wear, all SDM lenses should be serviced because of that most likely.
Don't know how long they last though.
Stefan


K10D, K5
DA* 16-50, DA* 50-135, D-FA 100 Macro, DA 40 Ltd, DA 18-55
AF-540FGZ
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