Damaged Lens


rodcy

Link Posted 28/09/2021 - 19:50
My all-round zoom lens DA 16-85mm ED DC WR is damaged. My KP fell off the tripod's quick release and now it won't focus properly. It only goes down to 35mm manually and doesn't work with auto ficus. My local dealer daid it was a broken zoom hood. Contacted John Pye and they said they would have to send it to France or Belgium. That sounds expensive. Di I just consign this to bin? Would be grateful advice or suggestions. Fortunately I have my 35, 50 and 90 primes and a Sigma 10-20. It was a handy lens for travel though.


Cheers
Rod
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pschlute

Link Posted 28/09/2021 - 20:16
Ask this chap to have a look at it... http://www.cam-rep.co.uk/
Peter



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johnriley

Link Posted 29/09/2021 - 00:30
Are you insured, perhaps via your household insurance?
Best regards, John

Defragged

Link Posted 29/09/2021 - 00:55
There is one here Rodcy described as in excellent condition. Not cheap at 299.00 but the best price of the current available crop.

https://www.mpb.com/en-uk/used-equipment/used-photo-and-video/used-lenses/pentax...

It's heart sinking feeling when this happens and you have my greatest sympathy so good luck and best wishes with the repair or in sourcing a replacement.
C.O.L.B.A.S victim
(Compulsive Obsessive Lens Buying Addiction Syndrome)

What you need are lenses, more lenses, bigger lenses, better lenses, faster lenses, and when you have these, your pictures will be perfect!
Last Edited by Defragged on 29/09/2021 - 00:56

rodcy

Link Posted 29/09/2021 - 19:14
Many thanks for the suggestions. Thinking about home insurance but with the excess it might be just better trying to pick up a second-hand one. And thanks Peter I'll certainly phone that guy.
Great photography is always on the edge of failure. - Garry Winogrand
Must stop myself falling over that edge all the time!

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