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07-08-2010, 01:25 PM   #1
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DA 15mm Ltd focus binding

I just received a DA 15 Ltd from B&H (great service by the way!), and noticed that at as I manually focus the lens towards closer objects, it seems that the focus ring becomes tighter and tighter. My K-x can still drive the lens to the closest focus position though. The lens s/n is 9324528.

Is this normal? Can you pop another DA 15 Ltd out of the box and try it? You don't even need to mount it on a camera, just rotate the focus ring.

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This shouldn't be the case, and you can certainly exchange the lens if it is damaged. The focusing ring should move smoothly from one side to the other.

I recently bought a 35mm limited, and found that the lower ring was loose on it, and had to exchange it. Perhaps there's a defective lens once in a while...

By the way, did you follow the procedure in my signature when ordering?

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I didn't see the link. But I do now, and will use it for future orders. Thanks.
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QuoteOriginally posted by leadfoot Quote
I just received a DA 15 Ltd from B&H (great service by the way!), and noticed that at as I manually focus the lens towards closer objects, it seems that the focus ring becomes tighter and tighter. My K-x can still drive the lens to the closest focus position though. The lens s/n is 9324528.

Is this normal? Can you pop another DA 15 Ltd out of the box and try it? You don't even need to mount it on a camera, just rotate the focus ring.

Thanks so much
Hello,

I contacted Pentax and the rep told me this is not typical for a Pentax lens and suggested exchanging it for another lens.

How to return or exchange an item:
  • To request an RMA number by phone, call Customer Service at 800-221-5743 / 212-239-7765.
  • E-Mail cs@bhphotovideo.com

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