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05-01-2013, 11:06 AM   #1
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DA 18-135 WR Snapped - Help!

I took a heavy fall onto my K30 + 18 -135 WR.
The K30 is ok, but the lens has snapped clean through between the focus ring & the zoom ring. The electical ribbon ha sbeen severd too.

Is this a write off or is it economically repairable in the UK.

Any help appreciated

05-01-2013, 11:17 AM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by Davie Sanderson Quote
I took a heavy fall onto my K30 + 18 -135 WR.
The K30 is ok, but the lens has snapped clean through between the focus ring & the zoom ring. The electical ribbon ha sbeen severd too.

Is this a write off or is it economically repairable in the UK.

Any help appreciated
Could you post a pic? If any of the glass has been exposed, it's probably a write-off, though you might be able to sell it for parts.

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Hi Adam,

great forum - thanks for prompt response.
Image of a rather grubby lens - in two bits - with a smudge on the inside glass.

Sad really.

Lowest price new in UK 350.

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Davie Paraffin
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Paraffin,

Are you OK yourself? It seems that you dropped almost 10 floors...

I think this is a permanent write off beyond any repair. I see metal bits snapped. Possibly it could be used for spares...

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John III,
thank you for your concern. I fell 5 ft down sideways on top of it onto a cobble beach. Now have a sore knee, sore wallet (got replacement for 350 from SRS Microsystems, Watford, England incl. 2 yrs warranty - someone else wanted body only - so they split the pack - otherwise 500+!) Had the original only 4 weeks - not insured.

The repair shop in Glasgow, Scotland quoted 98 as an intitial estimate for repair - I sent the attached image for them to be sure they really knew what they were taking on.

I tend to agree - write off. If put back together will it ever be true? Spare parts - who & what?

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paraffin Quote
Image of a rather grubby lens - in two bits
Wow you don't do things by half's do you.

Did the camera body survive this, that would have been a fair jolt for that too.
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Hi Kerrow,

nice to meet a fellow Scottish Pentaxian -and a water sports one too - I river & sea kayak. I discovered the UK Pentax forum only last week.

I have put that K30 through the mill. It is still clicking away nicely - despite two falls!

At Easter at Glencoe ski hill I slid 100 ft + under the cliffhanger chair with the K30 slung over my shoulder and out of any bag - not a mark. (I hardly fall skiing btw). So I should have learned. Now got a lovely Ortlieb Aqua Zoom bag to protect it.

AJ Johnstone in Glasgow estimate 98 for repair - have you any reccomedations for repair or selling on the bits?

many thanks

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QuoteOriginally posted by Paraffin Quote
I discovered the UK Pentax forum
I used to go there, but I find this forum far more diverse and International in it's membership, being the windswept and interesting person that I am.

You don't say "furry boots" your from, but dinae come up here, you're far too accident prone for my liking.

I they can really repair it for 98 and its what a 350 lens, it may well be worth doing and then selling on as you've already replaced it.

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Furry boots? - originally Kirkintilloch - Now - Keswick, Cumbria.
Only started falling over when I got the K30 - must have unbalanced me?
Anyway will drop lens into AJ Johnstone's next time I am in Glesga.

thank you

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will drop lens into AJ Johnstone's
Perhaps place it safely in their hands, rather than this drop business you seem so insanely keen on.
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R.I.P. oh dear DA.
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R.I.P. oh dear DA.
We have the technology, here in Scotland we can rebuild it into the "bionic lens".

Well ish.
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