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Lens repair

SteveEveritt
Posted 12/04/2024 - 09:45 Link
Hi fellow followers, I have a slightly sick DFA150-450. It records 310mm to the taken file regardless of the focal length. Also for a long time now it hunts for focus, not in a ďcanít find the targetĒ way more in a sickly focussing physical way. Itís never been banged or dropped ever so has to be something quite minor.
I sent it to Pentax official repair via SRS and it came back with an eye-watering quote of half its value new.
I love this lens and donít want it to go so I need to know if anyone out there knows a reputable lens repair specialist that can have a look at it for me. Sadly Alan Marlow has retired and canít help, is there anyone else?
Thanks.
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HarisF1
Posted 12/04/2024 - 13:38 Link
There's usually a fork contact piece that controls the zoom and focus data. A damaged contact or trace would cause the hunting issues you're seeing.

It's an unusual problem to come across if the lens hasn't been disassembled or dropped!

Good luck with finding someone to sort it out.
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pschlute
Posted 12/04/2024 - 20:15 Link
Post some pictures of the mount end.

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