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10-15-2019, 10:02 AM   #1
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DA* 60-250 modification help - Bay Area

Hello All,

I read the instructions to modify 60-250 to FF and they are very clear but, I don't trust myself performing the mod. As I live in the Bay Area, wondering if anyone in this area (preferably) could help modify my DA* 60-250 to FF.

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I was hesitant too since I have zero skills but it ended up being quite easy. If you don't find anyone you should give it a try.
10-15-2019, 05:29 PM   #4
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I also did the modification. I had a new baffle 3-D printed rather do a modification of the existing baffle. It was easy. I have been using it on my K-1 and I am getting great images.

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Another vote for the modification. I also performed it myself and found it rather straight forward. Take your time and work carefully. The lens performs very well on the K1. Great lens
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Modify baffle or 3d print one, any thoughts?
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I would attempt the modification if I thought I could pull it off. Here in Italy hard pressed to find anyone that will do the work.

So with that in mind I have just learned how to best use the lens on my Ki-II. Shooting at higher F stops seems to work fine and the lens works great on the camera.
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QuoteOriginally posted by garywakeling Quote
Modify baffle or 3d print one, any thoughts?
absolutely 3D print. Less messy.

QuoteOriginally posted by dave_roe Quote
I would attempt the modification if I thought I could pull it off. Here in Italy hard pressed to find anyone that will do the work.
I wrote the procedure, and can confirm that it's as easy as it sounds. Only a few screws to remove. I did it probably 10 times when writing the article.

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Thanks everyone. I am now motivated to perform the mod by myself. I see the reference to file to print 3D baffle. However, any recommendation on getting the 3D printing done?
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QuoteOriginally posted by godavari Quote
Thanks everyone. I am now motivated to perform the mod by myself. I see the reference to file to print 3D baffle. However, any recommendation on getting the 3D printing done?
There's a place in santa cruz that does 3d printing called santa cruz electronics.

Good luck with the mod.
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QuoteOriginally posted by bdery Quote
absolutely 3D print. Less messy.



I wrote the procedure, and can confirm that it's as easy as it sounds. Only a few screws to remove. I did it probably 10 times when writing the article.
Thanks , less messy works for me.
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Thank you all for sharing your experience with modification. That motivated me. I have used 3D printed baffle (thanks to my neighbor) and followed the instructions. First shots after modification looks like it worked.
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You will like the results
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QuoteOriginally posted by godavari Quote
Thank you all for sharing your experience with modification. That motivated me. I have used 3D printed baffle (thanks to my neighbor) and followed the instructions. First shots after modification looks like it worked.
I'm glad it worked! Not that I was worried It's much easier than it sounds.
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