Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
02-02-2009, 07:22 PM   #1
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
Pentax 24-90mm zoom won't extend all the way?

Hi,

Bought his on Ebay new and it looks and sems perfect except the zoom won't twist all the way out to 90mm. It only goes to 70mm and I am afraid to twist it too hard to make it go further. Suggestions?

02-02-2009, 07:27 PM   #2
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,862
I assume that it is not covered by Pentax warranty.

So if no warranty, return it and get your money back. It cannot be called new with a flaw/damage like you mention. It is important to complain right away if you want/need E-bay/Paypal's help in getting the refund.
02-02-2009, 07:37 PM   #3
Inactive Account




Join Date: Dec 2008
Location: Canada
Posts: 3
Original Poster
Pentax 24-90mm problem

I've contacted the seller right away and await. It's odd as it goes to 70mm and with a lot of effort afte that it will make it to 90mm but the natural twist goes only to 70-72mm. Also when I get it to 90mm and focus and then zoom back to 70mm it loses focus but not from anywhere else. Damn, I wanted this lens too!
02-02-2009, 07:54 PM   #4
Ole
Administrator
Ole's Avatar

Join Date: Sep 2006
Location: Copenhagen, Denmark
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 3,862
I have that lens and there is not even a hint of any resistance when passing the 70mm mark. Your copy must've been dropped or something.

02-02-2009, 08:23 PM   #5
Damn Brit
Guest




Moved to lens forum.
02-15-2009, 06:21 AM   #6
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
Hey, is this the same lens?
Pentax SMCP-FA 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 AL Lens k20d k10d - eBay (item 310122342088 end time Feb-17-09 10:47:05 PST)
02-15-2009, 06:30 PM   #7
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2007
Location: Melbourne
Posts: 602
The same seller? And both lenses stuck at 70 mm? Interesting.
02-16-2009, 07:14 AM   #8
Site Supporter
pschlute's Avatar

Join Date: Mar 2007
Location: Surrey, UK
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 1,152
Quite by chance I happened to come across this website. Prototypes 2

When looking at the "prototypes section my eye was drawn to the remarks on the FA 24-90 :

"SMC Pentax-FA 24-90 f/3.5-4.5 (2000)
It was a prototype, or maybe a pre-production sample, of the new standard zoom lens for the MZ-S, It will be marketed at PMA 2001. A sample exhibited at Photokina 2000 was not fully operational, as it could only zoom between 24mm and 50mm. "

Maybe the lenses the ebayer is selling are prototypes ?

Does that make them more valuable ??

02-16-2009, 07:42 AM   #9
Veteran Member
Nesster's Avatar

Join Date: Oct 2006
Location: NJ USA
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 13,047
QuoteOriginally posted by ddhytz Quote
The same seller? And both lenses stuck at 70 mm? Interesting.
I don't know if this is the same seller... though it could be the same lens?
Reply

Bookmarks
  • Submit Thread to Facebook Facebook
  • Submit Thread to Twitter Twitter
  • Submit Thread to Digg Digg
Tags - Make this thread easier to find by adding keywords to it!
k-mount, pentax lens, slr lens, twist
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA zoom set; 17-28mm, 24-90mm and 80-320mm (CONUS) arm_jstp Sold Items 7 09-03-2010 06:15 PM
How come Pentax limited lenses didnt extend up to 100mm rustynail925 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 04-05-2010 03:31 PM
For Sale - Sold: Brand New Pentax FA 24-90mm Autofocus Zoom Lens f3.5-4.5 Youngster Sold Items 5 09-28-2008 06:53 PM
For Sale - Sold: Pentax FA 24-90mm f/3.5-4.5 AL [IF] zoom lens - SALE: $375 Genes Pentax Sold Items 0 12-26-2006 10:52 AM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 12:37 AM. | See also: NikonForums.com, CanonForums.com part of our network of photo forums!
  • Red (Default)
  • Green
  • Gray
  • Dark
  • Dark Yellow
  • Dark Blue
  • Old Red
  • Old Green
  • Old Gray
  • Dial-Up Style
Hello! It's great to see you back on the forum! Have you considered joining the community?
register
Creating a FREE ACCOUNT takes under a minute, removes ads, and lets you post! [Dismiss]
Top