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06-23-2010, 04:28 PM   #1
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Loose rubber grip


Would you happen to sell any particular product that could cure the following problem: On one of my zoom lenses, the rubber grip (for controlling the zoom) is quite loose (on the SMC 400-600mm reflex lens).

Is there any kind of tape or glue that I could safely use?

Thanks for any help or pointing me in any direction (and I apologize if you've already been asked this too often).


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I use hair spray.
06-24-2010, 07:53 AM   #3
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QuoteOriginally posted by CGottfried Quote

Is there any kind of tape or glue that I could safely use?


I would have the lens repaired professionally. Unfortunately we do not do camera repairs. The manufacturer is always the best place to look for repair services.

To contact Pentax directly;
Warranty and Repairs - Official PENTAX Imaging Web Site

Here are 2 reputable service providers we know of;

110 East 13th Street
New York, NY 10003
212 673-8400

Camera Repair, Camera Repair New York, Digital Camera Repair, Camera Repair Service Center USA – Phototech

Chrysler Camera Repair (across from B&H Photo)
367 West 34TH ST. 2nd Floor
New York, NY 10001
Phone 212-682-3547

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06-24-2010, 10:06 AM   #4
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Rubber cement from an office supply store. Don't use too much on it.

06-24-2010, 10:28 AM   #5
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Thank you for all the suggestions.

My first choice (over hair spray, which I don't have, or rubber cement, which I'd worry about spreading) would be to try a repair service, so thanks, Chuck, for the two places (which I'm cutting and pasting into a file).

Pentax doesn't support older lenses. At least I never had a reply from the Pentax site about the sticky aperature blades for my 300A*f/4.

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