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04-26-2010, 01:22 AM   #1
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Is there examples of how much to fix/replace the SDM on lenses?

preferably the service during and after the warranty.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Reportage Quote
preferably the service during and after the warranty.
Service during the warranty will obviously cost nothing, I read somewhere 60 for an SDM motor replacement but that might be completely wrong. There are numerous places offering out-of-warranty repair on Pentax gear (such as Asahi Photo in the UK), they'll probably be able to give you an estimate if you tell them what model of lens it is.
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Here in Singapore, a friend of mine just sent in his DA*50-135mm for SDM replacement

The lens has to be sent to Japan for this purpose and he hasn't gotten it back yet

Because it's already beyond warranty period, he has to pay full price for the repair

He isn't billed yet, but the indication from the agent is: it will be about Singapore dollar 350 and that's US$256 or Euro 192 based on current exchange rates
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QuoteOriginally posted by Just12hvFun Quote
Here in Singapore, a friend of mine just sent in his DA*50-135mm for SDM replacement

The lens has to be sent to Japan for this purpose and he hasn't gotten it back yet

Because it's already beyond warranty period, he has to pay full price for the repair

He isn't billed yet, but the indication from the agent is: it will be about Singapore dollar 350 and that's US$256 or Euro 192 based on current exchange rates
seems a reasonable amount.

whats important is how old was the lens from date of purchase and user activity.

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Something weired.
In China, you can buy some lens without warranty in a very low price, like DA21, only cost around $400 for a brand new one.
I know it is hard to imagine, but it is true.
But I haven't heard anything about SDM problem so far on any Chinese forums, however, the 16-50 is much more expensive than here though without warranty...
The price is really a mistery.
I heared that the Pentax has only raised the price in some regions, but the sellers in other regions play some tricky to control the price in market as they want.
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The SDM Motor in my DA*16-50 died after I had it for 7 months. I mailed it to Pentax on April 12 of this year and received it back repaired on April 23rd. I was pretty impressed with the turn around time.

Now I'm hoping that the new SDM motor lasts alot longer!
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The price in Germany is about 160-190 Euro for the SDM repair.
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