Pentax 16-85mm aperture arm return spring replacement


Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 16:25

I am looking to buy a Pentax 16-85mm aperture arm return spring. Its tiny and mine broke but I,m looking to replace it myself as its easy. Can anyone recommend a parts retailer that could help out??

Thank you in advance


Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 19:33
As mentioned on the other thread, just get a similar sized spring from broken bits and pieces, or maybe try a DIY shop.

These guys apparently make springs
All the gear with no idea


Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 20:42
Is it either of these?



Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 21:28
I have used this company in the past,

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.


Link Posted 23/09/2021 - 09:06
I've successfully made this sort of spring using a retractable biro's spring, cut to length and the final turn at each end bent to the correct angle using small plies.

Hope that helps.

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