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04-10-2013, 01:20 AM   #1
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Urgent Call from Turkey


currently we are on a nine month trip along the silk road by motobike and at the moment west of Marmaris, Turkey. In the next days we're heading east ( Antalya, Konya, Göreme, Van See, Dogubayazit ), to exit turkey at the end of this month to enter iran.

here is our problem: our always-on lens Pentax 18-135 doesn't focus anymore. Neither manually nor by autofocus. It is not the camera. Does anyone know a Pentax dealer along our way through turkey?

Or perhaps can anyone who speaks turkish create a thread mentioning our problem in this forum:

To send a new lens from Germany or anywhere else is a problem due to customs and we also do not have a fix address here.

It would be a little catastrophy not getting a replacement for this lens.

Best regards,

P.S.: here is our website (sorry, only in german, but with a lot of images made with K5):

04-10-2013, 06:59 AM   #2
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Well, the nice thing is that the Pentax mount is one of the most common lens mounts in the world: if you only have the one lens, you might be able to find some old one along the way. (And there ought to be a few tips here to see if you can get that one working: you might just have gotten something in the contacts, or some other such. )

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