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12-27-2011, 11:31 AM   #1
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Asahi Optical Co, SMC Pentax 50mm

I have an Asahi Optical Co., SMC Pentax-M, 1:2, 50mm lens. It has rusty blades. Question is, is there a place that can fix it, and is it worth the expense.

12-27-2011, 11:36 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Highway20009 Quote
I have an Asahi Optical Co., SMC Pentax-M, 1:2, 50mm lens. It has rusty blades. Question is, is there a place that can fix it, and is it worth the expense.
That lens is only worth $20 or so in very good condition -- it was the kit lens for a gazillion K1000s. If you want it, just get another one.
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Repair costs $45-60 depending on who you use and a new one can be had, with some patience, for around $10 if you're lucky. Sorry.
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Keep the lens. Search eBay for a cheap K-mount camera body like a K1000 -- doesn't matter if the cam actually works or not, as long as it looks good. Mount the lens. Put it on display. Look, it's an historical artifact! Then get yourself a working lens.

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