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12-05-2010, 09:45 AM   #1
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DA 35mm macro Focus Broken

So I'm not exactly sure how this happened. I was using the lens a moment before and then had it off while holding it in my lap. It wasn't being used but I was playing with the retractable hood and tugging at it (not too forcibly). Anyways, now the autofocus is broken (although I can manually focus) and it keeps 'whirring' attempting to focus but isn't able.
Is there anything I can attempt before trying to send this in to Pentax?
How much would this run me? T_T

12-05-2010, 03:26 PM   #2
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Somehow the problem fixed on its own? It seems to be fine now.
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12-05-2010, 03:30 PM   #3
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Perhaps you hadn't twisted the lens all the way to it's locked position so that the screw drive mechanism couldn't engage?
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Yep, I would guess the contacts were a wee bit off/dirty.

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Glad to hear this wasn't our first screwdrive AF casualty - at least that I've heard of...
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Thanks!
Yeah I believe that was the case, not having it quite in the locked position.
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