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06-01-2016, 04:06 PM   #1
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DA*16-50 zoom ring not working

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Recently the zoom ring on my DA 16-50 stopped working. It became stiff then stopped zooming out. It zooms in to 50 but won't zoom back to 16. Have to gently push the lens back in, then it seem to realign but same thing happens. This seems to affect the auto focus as well. It's already been converted to screw drive.

Is it worth it to have this repaired? Or better off getting a new lens?

I took it to a local repair shop and they said it would cost about $200 to repair this.

Any thoughts?

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If $200 is all it takes, I think it would be worth repairing.

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IMO $200 is money well spent repairing a DA*16-50!!
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I have my doubts it is going to be reparable without sending it to Precision or whoever the equivalent Canadian repair center is. The zoom ring is attached via a metal tab to a weak plastic molded flange on the ring itself. When this molded piece breaks off, the zoom ring stops working, and the whole ring must be replaced with a new one. Not sure a local shop will be able to get the necessary part.

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QuoteOriginally posted by dcshooter Quote
I have my doubts it is going to be reparable without sending it to Precision or whoever the equivalent Canadian repair center is. The zoom ring is attached via a metal tab to a weak plastic molded flange on the ring itself. When this molded piece breaks off, the zoom ring stops working, and the whole ring must be replaced with a new one. Not sure a local shop will be able to get the necessary part.
Thanks dcshooter,

I'll have to find out if they'll be able to get the part.
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