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10-17-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Replacement bayonet?

I've a lens that I've been using on my Ist*DS for awhile. Recently, it seems that the bayonet has been damaged and it no longer mounts correctly. Seems like it would be simple to replace, but I dont know where to begin looking for a replacement part.

10-18-2013, 02:38 AM   #2
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10-18-2013, 04:47 AM   #3
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New Bayonet?

Hello Kujako, welcome to the forum!
Depending on what series the lens is (fully manual, auto aperture-'A' mount, or fully auto-F, FA, DA) I'd look for a cheap 'non-working' or lens with damaged optics but otherwise OK. Once a lens has (say) bad scratches or barrel/housing issues, they sell pretty cheap. If all you need is the bayonet and it has the right contact configuration, it should work.
Or, take it to a camera repair shop and get an estimate for replacement bayonet. They might even have a spare bayonet to sell.
I've seen scratched-optic lenses sell for $10-$20 on eBay; as long as it's the right bayonet, that should do it.
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10-18-2013, 08:47 AM   #4
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After some hunting around, I found the following...

Genuine Pentax Replacement Parts from USCamera.com

While it is not the same lens model, it "looks" like the correct part.

10-18-2013, 02:38 PM   #5
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That ring is plastic. You might waant to upgrade to metal if you are going through the trouble.
10-18-2013, 04:37 PM   #6
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Well the one it is replacing is plastic, which is why it broke. However I have not found a source for a metal one.
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I ordered the above plastic bayonet. We'll see how it goes. I'm a bit nervous about transferring the metal bits from the current damaged bayonet onto the new one, but it's not like I can break it anymore then it is.
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