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09-15-2012, 08:41 PM   #1
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Problem DAL 50-200

Hey guys!
More than a month ago i let my DAL 50-200mm fall on the ground, breaking the lens mount.
The lens itself is perfectly fine. I glued the lens mount to try to put it back in place. The procedure was incredibly easy, and used a durex to hold the pins while i was inserting the mount.
The problem is that i glued the mount a liiiiiiiiiiiiiittle bit crooked, and then it will not focus to infinity at 50mm.
Do you guys know how i could buy a new lens mount for it?
The metal would be even preferable, but that doesn't matter.
Remebering that i'm from Brazil, so there is no official Pentax assistance here.

PS : The title was supposed to be "broken DAL 50-200". I guess my brain froze for a second there

09-17-2012, 02:28 AM   #2
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Nobody knows?
09-17-2012, 04:24 AM   #3
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It would probably be cheaper and easier (and give you a better result than a DIY repair) to go onto eBay and get a 2nd hand (or even new) DAL 55-300. There usually are some around. Even Pentaxforums marketplace regularly has them.
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Actually, the DIY repair is really easy. I'm able to assemble the lens mount in a couple of minutes, and it fits really easily, the problem is that the mount is glued crooked :/
I will look into a second hand DAL, but i guess this lens mount should cost something like 5$/10$? :/
I don't wanna spend a lot of money, since i just bought my K-30 and, if this new camera solves the front focus issue, i will buy a Sigma 70-200 2.8 (i wanted to keep the DAL 50-200 as a light travel alternative)
Thank you!

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QuoteOriginally posted by GabrielFFontes Quote
but i guess this lens mount should cost something like 5$/10$? :/
Probably an accurate price.
But i think it will be impossible to buy it anywhere as a separate part.
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A user from this thread was able to get it fixed.
https://www.pentaxforums.com/forums/pentax-slr-lens-discussion/127674-pentax-...placement.html
The Bayonet ring assy (name of the broken part) + shipping cost 15$.
The great [cof] thing is that i live in Brazil...can't call Pentax for help
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What kind of glue did you use? Is it possible to remove the glue and mount, and then taking care to align it properly before gluing it back on again?
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What kind of glue did you use? Is it possible to remove the glue and mount, and then taking care to align it properly before gluing it back on again?
I used a german-made superglue
I might try to remove it using some procedures...will search the web...

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