DA L 55-300 mm Service/Repair


Link Posted 03/04/2012 - 12:24
Hi, I have a Pentax DA L 55-300 That is, as reviews have said, better and sharper than the 50-200 UP TO 200mm.

My problem is that at, or close to 300mm setting, images are unsharp on just the left side of the image, the right side being sharp and clear.

This would appear to be a centering issue with a lens or lens group with this particular example of the lens (it occurs with different cameras)

It is out of warranty, so I was wondering if anyone in the UK has used either Pentax Service Centre, or Harrow Technical.... I would be interested in any experiences or advice?? Graham.
K-1, Sigma 12-24mm DG EX, Sigma 24-70mm DG EX, K-3, White K-01 with 40mm XS and white 35mm f2.4, SMC Pentax FA 1.8 31mm AL Limited, 43mm f1.9 Limited, 77mm f1.8 Limited, Sigma 17-50 f2.8, SMC Pentax DA* 50-135 f2.8, MX + SMC M 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.4, SMC A 50mm f1.2, Spotmatic F 55mm f1.8, ES with 55mm f1.8 and 28mm f3.5, Program Plus (Chrome) with SMC A 50mm f1.7, Pentax 6x7, Leica ii, plus misc. odds and sods)


Link Posted 03/04/2012 - 16:27
Pentax use Johnsons for all their warranty repairs and I have used them for out of warranty work.

They are very good and the standard of work is excellent but not cheap and a bit slow - and dreadful at keeping you updated with progress - fine if you email them but you will wait forever if you think they will automatically let you know what is happening. They seem to average 4-6 weeks for a repair.

full details:

Johnsons Photopia Ltd
Hempstalls Lane
Newcastle under Lyme

Tel: +44 (0) 1782 753350
Email: pentaxservice@jpss.co.uk
No matter how many lenses I have owned - I have always needed just one more


Link Posted 03/04/2012 - 17:13
Hi Graham I used this company after dropping one of my lens and yes they proved a little slow and in my case I thought great value for money but work was first rate and no problems with it at all
If I needed a repair again I would not hesitate to use this company
All the best

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