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Pentax 16-85mm aperture arm return spring replacement

phillipjclay
Posted 22/09/2021 - 16:25 Link
Hello

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
HarisF1
Posted 22/09/2021 - 19:33 Link
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
https://www.airedalesprings.co.uk/
All the gear with no idea
cbrog
Posted 22/09/2021 - 20:42 Link
Is it either of these?

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Roger
PRYorkshire
Posted 22/09/2021 - 21:28 Link
Paul

K1000, Espio 140, ist, istD, K70, K3iii and numerous lenses, just don't tell my wife.
Posted 23/09/2021 - 09:06 Link
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.

Mike

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