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08-18-2012, 07:12 AM   #1
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Where to find tripod foot mount for DA* 60-250?

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I broke the tripod mount foot that clamps onto the body of my 60-250mm DA* zoom lens. I can't seem to find the replacement part on Pentax's website. Does anyone have a part number and/or know where I can find a replacement? Thanks!

08-18-2012, 01:15 PM   #2
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This would be an unusual item to have available in a catalog.

Use 'contact us' on their site and ask for it in the message. See what they can do.
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Sorry, I have to ask....

How did you break it?

All the best finding a new one, the other poster is correct, that would be a call or email to Pentax parts.
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QuoteOriginally posted by germar Quote
Sorry, I have to ask....

How did you break it?

All the best finding a new one, the other poster is correct, that would be a call or email to Pentax parts.
Hi, thanks, I'll just call Pentax. To answer your question, I dropped the lens as I picked up my camera bag. I think the tripod mount took the brunt of the fall since it broke at the attachment point to the lens body. Thankfully the lens seems okay. I amazed that it survived the crash landing but the tripod foot did not - yikes!

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Hi, thanks, I'll just call Pentax. To answer your question, I dropped the lens as I picked up my camera bag. I think the tripod mount took the brunt of the fall since it broke at the attachment point to the lens body. Thankfully the lens seems okay. I amazed that it survived the crash landing but the tripod foot did not - yikes!
... for sure better than breaking the lens and have the tripod mount left intact
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That must have been quite a fall to break that foot! At least if something had to break it was the tripod mount and not the lens. I am interested to hear if Pentax is able to replace it for you.
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Okay some follow up here. I called Pentax and waited for about three weeks for the rep to get me a price and availability info on the tripod mount. She said that she thought the part was pretty expensive ($100-$150) but she would check for me promptly. When I did not hear anything back I called her two or three times and she kept promising that she would let me know something but she never followed up and overall was entirely unhelpful. So I bit the bullet and sent it in for repair. It was fixed relatively promptly by C.R.I.S. and at what I considered a reasonable price ($130). They even replaced the ring that the mount was attached to since is was very slightly deformed from the accident and they also did a general check on the lens optics. So the moral of the story is when something like this happens don't bother with the Pentax parts rep, just send it in for repair.
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