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02-11-2007, 02:37 PM   #1
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Ricoh lens pin?

I just won a 50mm 1.4 ricoh lens on evilbay. Does anyone have a picture of this pin that needs to be plucked out so it wont get stuck on my body? Anyone ever use this lens? Thanks.

02-11-2007, 09:10 PM   #2
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I haven't used that lens, but I have used a Ricoh 28mm and a 2X macro teleconverter on a Pentax AF camera without it getting stuck. The pin was smaller than the electric contacts on a Pentax lens. I think the stuck lens problem is limited to second-rate third party lenses. Brands Keh.com refers to as "miscellaneous". If it's not a program lens, it will be the same as a Pentax-M lens.
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I can't show you the pin, but I can show you the end result. The image below is a Tokina 24mm. At about the 7 OClock position you can see a covered pin hole just to the left of a small phillips head screw. This is where the offending pin was. I just gently moved it inside the lens body and sealed it with a dab of epoxy, sanded smooth.

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thanks for the info, I'll check it out when I recieve it.

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