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02-14-2011, 05:01 PM   #1
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DA 55-300mm, Worth Getting Fixed?

I have both the DA and the DA-L versions of this lens. Until recently I have been beating up on the DA-L version, mounted on my K2000 with no problems. However I wanted to try out the original on my K-5 and found that when shooting at 300mm at objects the same distance away, the left side of the image was out of focus but the center and right side were fine. At shorter focal lengths and distances the problem was not really noticeable. I was shooting at F8 and the K-5 has not shown this problem with other lenses.

So the question is the DA 55-300 worth sending in to get fixed or should I just suck it up and get a another copy. Or is there just maybe a fix I could try (probably wishful thinking)

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Not under warranty?
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Not under warranty?
Unfortunately no.
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So the question is the DA 55-300 worth sending in to get fixed or should I just suck it up and get a another copy.
Send it in and get a quote for repairs. You won't know the best option until then.

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I would expect the repair costs to be less than a new lens, but as SpecialK points out... there is one way to find out! I think it is worth the shipping costs anyway...
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