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09-23-2012, 10:38 PM   #1
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DA 15mm Ltd Focus Ring Drag

Hello everyone,

I have had my DA 15mm for about a month now. I really love it. Recently I have noticed that there is some drag in the focusing ring occasionally. It is very minor and only for a few degrees of the turn. Also, it seems to go away if I work the built-in lens hood in and out, or turn the lens. I have been very careful about the lens, but my thinking is that perhaps some debris has got between the focusing ring and the hood. I would appreciate any comments. Thank you all.

09-24-2012, 09:07 AM   #2
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Well, it shouldn't be doing that, of course. But I think only you can decide if it is enough of a problem to be worth sending it back. Would depend on things like, what kind of warranty you have, if you don't mind being without it while it is replaced/repaired, etc.
09-24-2012, 08:43 PM   #3
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Thank you, Marc. It appears I bought it over a month ago now so I can't return it for an exchange. I've quickly looked on the Pentax site for factory warranty informantion, but I don't see anything right away...

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