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02-25-2010, 09:47 PM   #1
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What did you have repaired?

Have you ever had to have any of your gear repaired whether it was body or lens? What was it and which date did you have it repaired. Then most importantly how much did it cost?

02-25-2010, 10:26 PM   #2
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The viewfinder on my k10 mysteriously cracked while on vacation in South Carolina. It was the most bizarre thing. I had it fixed by a local shop. (Comet Camera - they have since unfortunately gone out of business after serving the Philadelphia area forever.) It cost $200.00 to replace the viewfinder and check the body. It took four weeks (three and half to wait for the part from Pentax and three days to fix). It worked perfectly and is now being used by a friend in Montana.
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Sigma 70-200 II broke under warranty twice. Fixed both times for free. God bless 4yr warranties.
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Last year I sent a Takumar 105/2.8 in for repair. The focus ring and aperture ring weren't lining up with the markers and the metal ring around the front element had come loose. It cost about $45 (at today's exchange rate), and thus was arguably pricey considering the value of the lens itself. But, as it was my father's (and one of the first lenses I ever used) I'd been eager to use it again, so it seemed well worth it. I had it repaired locally.

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I purchased a faulty Pentax FA 80-320mm last year off evilBay, and the lens always shot at wide-open but focused properly at all focal lengths.

Then I sent it in for repairs. After $75, the aperture works fine but the lens doesn't Auto focus when fully extended. In other words, everything works fine between 80-319mm but at 320mm, I have to focus manually.

A unique feature, I think, although I didn't request it at the time of repair order.
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QuoteOriginally posted by EsBee Quote
I purchased a faulty Pentax FA 80-320mm last year off evilBay, and the lens always shot at wide-open but focused properly at all focal lengths.

Then I sent it in for repairs. After $75, the aperture works fine but the lens doesn't Auto focus when fully extended. In other words, everything works fine between 80-319mm but at 320mm, I have to focus manually.

A unique feature, I think, although I didn't request it at the time of repair order.
I have an 80-320 which is doing the exact same thing as you have explained,

Do you know what they did too repair it ?? I may have a go at it myself. cheers
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When I first ordered my K20D there was a focus issue. The cost was covered under warranty. Pentax acknowledged that it was focusing incorrectly. Then when they sent it back there was a chip in the LCD so I had to send it back to them and they replaced the LCD for free and sent me a check for the shipping cost (after some arguing). Overall I was pretty happy. That was the summer of 2008.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Clarky Quote
I have an 80-320 which is doing the exact same thing as you have explained,

Do you know what they did too repair it ?? I may have a go at it myself. cheers
I think a damaged dial was fixed, as well as a loose contact plate connection.


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02-26-2010, 10:16 AM   #9
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Nikon replaced a dead ccd in my 5700 free of charge after it had been off of warranty for nearly 2 years. They had a recall or something and I found out after my ccd died. I was impressed by Nikon for that. I leaned heavily towards getting a Nikon instead of the K200d and k20d.

I had the film advance replaced on one of my K2 bodies ~ 70 for parts and labor through Eric. It had a cla a year earlier. That's it as far as repairs go other than cla and a few shutter adjustments.
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About 70% of my lenses (I think I have somewhere in the region of 60 at the moment) were brough as faulty, fungus infected or damaged on ebay as they were fignificantly cheaper that way. I have fixed all of them myself and saved a fortune.
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