'Gift' 35-70 BUT with 'Stuck Focus Ring'


Peter Elgar

Link Posted 23/06/2019 - 21:57
a Forum Member sent me a 'Surprise Package' saying I could DUMP contents if it was no good -- well on opening all excited I found a 'Mint' SMC -F 35-70mm f3.5-4.5 Short Zoom BUT with a stuck Focus Ring -- BUMMER ! Anyway -- emailed 'Asahi Photo' in Brentford and got reply saying " NO SPARES for that lens so cannot help" - another BUMMER !! Gently played with it then contacted several Forums but no luck -- the TODAY another go -- this time I pulled the lens to '70mm Macro' and Suddenly -- Focus Ring un-froze! YO !! No longer a Bummer but a working lens on both Auto and Manual focus -- keeping fingers crossed I used my K10D for some 'test snaps' ---
70mm macro @ f5.6

Testing Gift lens with 'Stuck Focus Ring' ! by Peter Elgar, on Flickr

Testing Gift lens with 'Stuck Focus Ring' ! by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
Manual Exposure -- 1/30th @ f16

Testing Gift lens with 'Stuck Focus Ring' ! by Peter Elgar, on Flickr
been a member of Pentax Club since the Ron Spillman era! Got COMPUTERISED at last - DIGITISED? Taken the PLUNGE - BUT FILM STILL RULES !!!

alfpics

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 08:57
Brilliant Peter! Will said forum member like it back now?
Andy

MrB

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 14:01
Well done, Peter.

When it's working, the F 35-70 lens seems to have lightning fast AF, and it gives good results.

Enjoy!

Philip

reso

Link Posted 24/06/2019 - 21:24
i have one its a great little lens
k3 k5iis sigma 8-16 hsm tamron 17-50 2.8 sigma 18-125 hsm sigma 24-70 2.8 ex dg macro pentax F 50 1;1;7 tokina af 70-210 pentax da*300 tamron sp 500 kenko pz af dg 1.5 converter and a flash
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