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08-26-2008, 10:17 AM   #1
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Wobble in lens

I noticed several days ago that my 31mm limited has some wobble (the front part had some play) I can move the lens back and forth a touch. Is this normal if not what should I do? It is 8 months old and I bought it brand new from Abes.
What to do, what to do..........................


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08-26-2008, 11:18 AM   #2
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I would not worry. I have a small drum wobble on my 31 also. I also had it on my 21 ltd (quite a lot) and my 40 ltd. Not unsusal. My 70 ltd was solid on the other hand.

See this, it might calm you down:

DA 21 build quality/wear issues: Pentax SLR Talk Forum: Digital Photography Review
08-26-2008, 08:42 PM   #3
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Thank You for the information. I went to the site you had recommended. Interesting for sure.
I don't think they should be loose like that for the money and quality of the lens. It worries me some. I did call Pentax and they said to ship my K10D and the lens and they will set the camera up focus wise with the lens and fix the wobble. The only drawback is 4 weeks without my K10D and lens. I don't think I would be able to handle that to well.
He also mentioned that it should not have any wobble in the lens period!
Im looking at purchasing a DA* 50-135mm or a DA* 200mm to take pictures of the Random Lake Rams football team games. I hope one of these lenses will be fast enough and close enough.

Don't know when I am going to ship off my right arm to Pentax though.
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i looked at mine today, i pushed the lens around a bit and only when i really tried did it budge. if i just shake it, nothing will happen.

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I noticed when I shake my K10D slightly, you can feel the wobble in the lens with a sound of the lens play.
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