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03-04-2021, 03:53 PM   #1
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SMC Takumar 1:4/200 Lens Needs Repair

The diaphragm is inoperative and won't close down in either manual or auto position. It remains wide open. Anyone know of a reliable repair shop (preferably in the New York City metro area). The lens is an M42 type mount and was purchased in 1975.

03-04-2021, 05:20 PM   #2
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here is a listing of businesses which may be able to help

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KEH.com (GA, Most current and vintage gear)
Eric Hendrickson (Vintage cameras, Current and vintage lenses)
Precision Camera (Authorized to perform warranty service, NC)
Advance Camera (Most current and vintage gear, Portland, OR)
General Camera Repair (LA, CA)
Garry's Camera Repair (IL, select film SLRs)
International Camera Repair (LA, CA)
Halcyon Cameras | Vintage Camera Restoration (Vintage film cameras, San Diego, CA)
Camera Repair Japan (Services Sigma lenses and more, Atlanta, GA)
Allied Camera (MN, manual film cameras)
Bill Rogers Camera (LV, NV, film-era cameras and lenses)
Phototronic (Topeka, KS, film and digital camera repair)
Lezot's Camera Center (VT, film SLRs / medium format)

Read more at: Pentax Repair Facilities (Wordwide listing) - Page 9 - PentaxForums.com

Precision will work on equipment which has no warranty

the only one I have actual experience with is Phototronic here in Topeka KS

https://phototronic.biz/

good luck
03-04-2021, 08:03 PM   #3
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Fiddle with the pin inside the mount. I just managed to get mine stuck and then unstuck by doing this trying to diagnose your problem.
03-05-2021, 04:35 AM   #4
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Aside from sentimental value, it might be less expensive just to buy another her one. I paid less than $50CDN for mine

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Fiddle with the pin inside the mount. I just managed to get mine stuck and then unstuck by doing this trying to diagnose your problem.
Yes, I did try that with the pin, but to no avail. But thanks for the tip.

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Aside from sentimental value, it might be less expensive just to buy another her one. I paid less than $50CDN for mine
Yes, I am looking into that option. Sounds like you got a great deal.
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