Pentax 16-85mm aperture arm return spring replacement


phillipjclay

Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 16:25
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

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
https://www.airedalesprings.co.uk/
All the gear with no idea

cbrog

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













Roger

PRYorkshire

Link Posted 22/09/2021 - 21:28
I have used this company in the past,
https://www.coilspringsdirect.com/store/entex-tension-springs
Paul

K1000, istD, K70

MikeInDevon

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.

Mike
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