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11-10-2010, 03:03 PM   #1
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F70-210mm repair quote

I bought this lens off ebay for a very low price, thinking I wouldn't be out much if the repairs were too high. Emailed Pentax Canada to say it had a broken zoom mechanism and was I on the hook for pre-paying to have them look at it. They said no, but estimated it would be ... $180-$200! Whaatt? I get the distinct impression they'd really rather not be bothered.

I guess we don't really have any choice when it comes to fixing old lenses, but at least they didnt' say they'd charge me a non-refundable $50 right off the top, like a local camera store.

Glad I only paid $12 .... If anyone has some talent in this area and wants to have a go at it, let me know!

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You could contact Erik Henderson in the US. He has repaired several lenses for me, much cheaper than anyone local could or would do. His website is here: Home
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Brilliant. I'll check that out, thanks so much.
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