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05-24-2013, 11:09 AM   #46
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I'd think that if you announce for voluntary Sherpa's on the forum you would get a lot of responses
I will be at Runde the first week of July. If you would like to join and photograph puffins, Runde is not that far from Sweden :-)

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A year has passed since I bought this lens and it has been a lot of fun. But there has often been an issue with it that focus suddenly got stuck. When that happened I had to remove it from the tripod and hold it vertically while trying to turn the focus ring back and forth. So around christmas I started to look for someone to repair it. I even got a deal with Pentax in Japan to look at it, but in the last moment they told me there was no spare parts available and they couldn't do it. So I decided to do it myself.

The lens mount removed which wasn't easy as the five screws was quite hard to loosen.

The outer shell on the back removed

Some of the small parts

Had to remove this, but where is that cable going .....

The focusing ring pulled back a few millimeters so that I could look inside and behind the focus limiter

This small part from the focus limiter was broken and made all the trouble.

Gears for auto focus and electrical contacts for reporting back focal length to the camera

Aligning the electrical contacts before mounting the lens mount

The lens is working fine now and I couldn't be happier about it :-)

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And here is a puffin from last summer :-)

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All these puffins!
03-15-2014, 06:10 AM   #49
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Nice job ! One of these days, I'll shoot Puffins too! There are some at 14 hour drive from where I live... (Mingan)


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