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07-15-2008, 01:39 PM   #1
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Pentax A 70-210mm f4

Just got one of these off the 'bay, seems to make lovely pics from the handful of test shots I've taken so far.

BUT, there seems to be some rather alarming sounding wobble centred around where the main part of the body is attached to the aperture ring/mount section. Its more audible than feelable (is that a word?) and like I say, pic quality seems unaffected.

Is this a problem or is it just the kind of thing you expect from a 20+ year old lens?

Thanks in advance for any wisdom.

Oh, and hi by the way, I'm new

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I don't remember any such "feelable" sensations on mine, I'll check it later tonight...
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Mine doesn't make any noises like that. Perhaps the lens mount needs the screws tightened up - a set of jeweler's screwdrivers shoot do the trick.
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Yeah, there are 3 tiny cross head screws accessible on the barrel, right next to the mount section. Shall have to go and buy myself a little screwdriver tomorrow. Sounds like it isn't terminally cream crackered at least so won't need to send it back. Cheers all.

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