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11-25-2008, 08:59 AM   #1
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My 43 1.9 limited has died

well, it has disassemblied itself.

I was trying to manual focus it, and the metal barrel has started to come off from it. Iīm waiting for an agreement between the Spanish repair shop and American insurance company, as it is a gift bought in NY [and marked as that, gift].

Anyone has any experience with "limited" repairs? I know they are manually assemblied, but does this make them more difficult to be repaired?

I do remember the aussie Lance having the same lens. Not the same problem, though.


11-25-2008, 01:20 PM   #2
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You should ask Lance on dpreview and he would answer that question very quickly.

Sorry to hear about fa 43 limited spontaneously dismantled... This almost unheard of. Send it in to warantee repair and it shall not be a problem
11-26-2008, 04:35 PM   #3
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I hope so

I still have to talk to an insurance company.

Thank you very much for your fast reply, though. To be honest, and due to quite a herrand life, I donīt have an ISP email account, and that means I can not use the dpreview forum.

Please find attached some very quick and dirty photos comparing the 43 to the 50. As you might see, the focus is locked around .45 and .8 on the 43ltd. And the barrel has almost come off.

I hope it does have a good solution.
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11-27-2008, 04:39 AM   #4
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RIP 43, LBA to the rescue.


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