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repair possible for DA*60-250 ?

Posted 25/08/2018 - 17:24 Link
Hi folks

I recently had the misfortune of my K5+DA*60-250 sliding off the sofa, as if in slow motion, and dropping nose first onto wooden floor. clunk.

The lens zoom mechanism is now completely jammed, won't turn at all.

Very annoying, especially as I am usually very careful with my kit. Still, I've had it 9 years I suppose

Anyone had any experience of a successful repair of this type of problem ?

Thanks for taking time to look and answer
johnriley
Posted 26/08/2018 - 09:37 Link
The first thought is insurance. Is it covered?

Insured or not, the only way to be sure how to proceed is to send it in to a repair house for a repair quote.

Don't forget JRP offer 20% discount on servicing to PU Plus members - well worth joining to take advantage of that.
Best regards, John
Posted 08/10/2018 - 10:08 Link
Thanks John
In the end I had it replaced on home insurance, thanks for the tip on the discount.
cheers
johnriley
Posted 08/10/2018 - 10:40 Link
Unfortunately with JPS having the receivers in the discount tip is no longer appropriate. I haven't heard yet what arrangements are being made over spares and service, but I guess it's in negotiation at the moment.
Best regards, John
ilovesaabs
Posted 08/10/2018 - 20:39 Link
London/SE-based photographers can always go to Brentford for it's one and only attraction - Asahi Photo lurks there, with Pramath doing repairs and servicing.

Glad you were able to get a replacement - the 60-250 is a lovely lens.
AKA Welshwizard/PWynneJ
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