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09-18-2013, 07:53 AM   #1
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Repair Broken Mount

I have a SMC Pentax DAL 18-55 mm lens and the plastic mount is being held in place by one of the 5 setscrews. Can I repair this myself or must it be done professionally? I live in Nassau County, Long Island NY.

09-18-2013, 10:58 AM   #2
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I've heard that it is possible to order a replacement mount from Pentax if you have the actual part number and it is cheap. However, there could be more damage making it uneconomical to repair, especially when they can be found in good condition for around $50.
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It is super easy to repair, but getting the part may be the issue. I replaced one by using the metal mount form a broken lens (metal and plastic mounts both have the same screw holes, and are interchangeable).

You need to be careful of the springs that hold the contacts for the lens, they can go flying, and if you were fixing a lens with an aperture ring, there may be some issues. But a small screwdriver is all you need.
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I would think that you just need te get the right screws. You can more than likelly order them from Pentax.

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QuoteOriginally posted by Fred J Quote
I have a SMC Pentax DAL 18-55 mm lens and the plastic mount is being held in place by one of the 5 setscrews. Can I repair this myself or must it be done professionally? I live in Nassau County, Long Island NY.
I had the exact same problem with the 55-300 and ordered parts from Pentax and fixed it myself...
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