Repair recommendations for Pentax 300 lens


Shents

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 12:00
Hi everyone,
I'm having problems with my beloved Pentax 300 lens.
The autofocus isn't working v well - (taking ages to find and focus) and also the images have awful chromatic aberration.
I'm based near Newcastle-upon-Tyne and wondered if anyone could point me in the right direction to get it looked at and (hopefully) fixed.
Happy to post to anywhere else in the country, just desperate to get it fixed.
Many thanks
Lisa

bforbes

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 14:25
I don't know anyone local.

This is the official service centre in the UK

John Pye Ltd (Service & Repairs)

39-40 Marchington Industrial Estate

Stubby Lane

Uttoxeter

ST14 8LP

Phone: 00 44 1283 384409

Contact: jptechadmin@johnpye.co.uk
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

JAK

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 16:03
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 28/09/2020 - 16:09

Shents

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 17:19
Thanks! I'll try them both!
Thank you!

bforbes

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 18:40
JAK wrote:
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/

Be careful, from my experience they are not up to dealing with a DA* lens
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

mcrtchly

Link Posted 28/09/2020 - 21:29
I've used Alan Marlow link a few times. Great service and price but not certain if he can do DA* lens

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womble

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 09:56
mcrtchly wrote:
I've used Alan Marlow link a few times. Great service and price but not certain if he can do DA* lens

Martin

Big thumbs-up for Alan but I have only used him to fix manual glass, and my 43mm Ltd. I don't know if he deals with lenses with built-in motors.

K.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

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JAK

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 12:49
bforbes wrote:
JAK wrote:
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/

Be careful, from my experience they are not up to dealing with a DA* lens

What's the basic difference with a DA* lens from any other lens that makes them unable to deal with them?
John K

gtis

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 12:57
mcrtchly wrote:
I've used Alan Marlow link a few times. Great service and price but not certain if he can do DA* lens

Martin

Hi
I asked Alan about a da* when I was having
Problems with my 50-135 and he told me
That I will not touch da* lens anymore
To much hassle when the SDM fails again
After a few months
Neli
cheers Neil
pentax k3 k5 super A
DA* 300 f4 DA* 50-135 f 2.8 smc DA* 16-50 f2.8 50mm f1.7 af 360 fgz pentax1.4xhd converter
sigma 17-70

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Panasonic Dmc Fz200

bforbes

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 12:59
JAK wrote:
[quote:3496ace15f="bforbes"]
What's the basic difference with a DA* lens from any other lens that makes them unable to deal with them?

My comment is based on my experience of having to send a manual focus Tamron lens to Alan Marlow to sort it out after AMP had played with it.

in relation to the star lenses, I thought they required a higher degree of calibration than was available at some repairers
Barrie
Too Old To Die Young

http://www.pentaxphotogallery.com/artists/barrieforbes
https://www.flickr.com/photos/189482630@N03/

womble

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 13:08
JAK wrote:
bforbes wrote:
Quote:
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/

Be careful, from my experience they are not up to dealing with a DA* lens

What's the basic difference with a DA* lens from any other lens that makes them unable to deal with them?

SDM motors...
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website

JAK

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 13:31
womble wrote:
JAK wrote:
Quote:
JAK wrote:
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/

Be careful, from my experience they are not up to dealing with a DA* lens

What's the basic difference with a DA* lens from any other lens that makes them unable to deal with them?

SDM motors...



Surely that would be for the business to confirm that they couldn't deal with it, not for anyone here to make a presumption that they can't.
If they are local to the OP which I presume they are he only needs to pop the lens in for them to say yay or nay.
John K
Last Edited by JAK on 29/09/2020 - 13:34

womble

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 13:32
JAK wrote:
womble wrote:
Quote:
bforbes wrote:
JAK wrote:
Maybe this Newcastle company can help or point you to someone local who can:
https://www.facebook.com/APM-Camera-Repairs-505156219885293/

Be careful, from my experience they are not up to dealing with a DA* lens

What's the basic difference with a DA* lens from any other lens that makes them unable to deal with them?

SDM motors...



Surely that would be for the business to confirm that they couldn't deal with it, not for anyone here to make a presumption that they can't.


Of course, unless someone has had some experience with the person/company in question.
Kris Lockyear
It is an illusion that photos are made with the camera… they are made with the eye, heart and head. Henri Cartier-Bresson
Lots of film bodies, a couple of digital ones, too many lenses (mainly older glass) and a Horseman LE 5x4.

My website
Last Edited by womble on 29/09/2020 - 13:33

redbusa99

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 17:08
i believe Alan Marlow has retired
K3 II and the odd lens or 2

Flickr

digikid-tv

Link Posted 29/09/2020 - 18:52
I don't think that Alan has retired, he fixed a lens for me last Thursday.
John
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