Forgot Password
Pentax Camera Forums Home
 

Reply
Show Printable Version Search this Thread
04-17-2010, 10:12 AM   #1
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 163
F 35-135mm Having Some Problems

Hey all,
The Pentax-F 35-135mm f3.5-4.5 I bought last December (from a forum member, but locally off Kijiji) is acting up.
First, I noticed the zoom acting stiff and not wanting to move some times. I just left the lens alone for a bit.
Then, I let it have some time and put it on my camera again, and tried taking pictures. The Zoom started acting fairly normal again, but the focus would not work (AF or MF-- it seemed like it wouldn't go past a certain point).

Any thoughts on how I could get this repaired, and if it's even worth repairing?
Thanks for your time,
Shub.

04-17-2010, 09:09 PM   #2
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 163
Original Poster
BUMP. Need some help on this.
04-17-2010, 09:30 PM   #3
Veteran Member




Join Date: Sep 2006
Photos: Gallery
Posts: 5,713
From the looks of that database it looks like the average price for a used one is around $80.00. It'll probably cost you more than that to fix.

On the other hand, if you get it fixed you know what you have. There's a chance it'll outlast any used ones you buy.
04-20-2010, 06:41 PM   #4
Senior Member




Join Date: Dec 2009
Location: Ontario
Photos: Albums
Posts: 163
Original Poster
Called up Pentax Canada, and they told me that it'd cost $150 to repair (if they even have the parts, which they don't know).

So...

Any other options with this lens, or do I have a nice looking paperweight now?

04-20-2010, 09:59 PM   #5
Pentaxian
Just1MoreDave's Avatar

Join Date: Feb 2007
Location: Aurora, CO
Photos: Gallery | Albums
Posts: 4,841
The lens probably has several concentric barrels, with grooves in them and nylon bearings in the grooves. That makes it easy to control the complicated motion of multiple groups of lenses. One or more of the bearings may have broken, so the lens doesn't move right any more.

With lots of patience and luck, you might be able to fix it yourself, especially if Pentax Canada does have another nylon bearing. They might have used the same part in a number of zoom lenses. I always figure I don't have much to lose. I have a few paperweights myself. If that doesn't sound fun, post #3 has your answer.
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, time
Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search


Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
DA*50-135mm f2.8 SDM Problems / No Problem rustynail925 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 30 03-22-2010 06:08 PM
EV Problems (Underexposing) w/ DA* 50-135mm montman Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 18 01-16-2010 12:25 PM
Problems with SMC Pentax-F 35-135mm F3.5-4.5 Darius4522 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 8 11-26-2009 05:31 PM
Need help with exposure problems and snow photography problems, urgent please respond montezuma Photographic Technique 7 02-24-2008 05:43 PM
Problems with Sears 135mm f2.8 on a K110D body tasha_22 Pentax SLR Lens Discussion 4 04-16-2007 05:23 PM



All times are GMT -7. The time now is 06:40 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