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06-27-2016, 08:13 PM   #1
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CLA for vintage Adaptall lens?

I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this - if it isn't please let me know.

I have a first-generation Adaptall 135mm, f2.8 lens that I absolutely love. Amazing pictures!

However, the focusing mechanism is stiffer than I'd like, probably because of age.

Is there anywhere I can send this lens in to have it cleaned, lubricated and adjusted?

I'm not too worried about cost, vs. what the lens is worth. I plan to keep this lens and use it for a long while.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!

06-27-2016, 11:32 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by babywriter Quote
I'm not sure if this is the right place to post this - if it isn't please let me know.

I have a first-generation Adaptall 135mm, f2.8 lens that I absolutely love. Amazing pictures!

However, the focusing mechanism is stiffer than I'd like, probably because of age.

Is there anywhere I can send this lens in to have it cleaned, lubricated and adjusted?

I'm not too worried about cost, vs. what the lens is worth. I plan to keep this lens and use it for a long while.

Any suggestions appreciated. Thanks!
Hi,

Click on Forum, then scroll down to Camera Help Central, then go to the world wide listing for repairers.
I don't know about your neck of the woods, but I can recommend f16 here in Australia.

Regards.
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Gordon - thanks for the help. I'll look there and see what I find.


Chris - I did contact Eric. Seems like a really nice guy. However, he apparently is not servicing non-Pentax items anymore. He graciously declined.
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It might be worth contacting dcshooter here on PF to see if he would accept it.
He does work on many lenses, but I'm not sure I've ever seen him comment on Adaptall lenses.

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QuoteOriginally posted by yucatanPentax Quote
It might be worth contacting dcshooter here on PF to see if he would accept it.
He does work on many lenses, but I'm not sure I've ever seen him comment on Adaptall lenses.
Oh, yes, he does work on adaptalls--I've had good experience with him on that score.
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That's great information! I'll do that.
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That lens is fairly easy to find on eBay at an affordable price (well below 100.00). Even the Adaptall-2 version 135/2.5 (03B) is widely available for only a bit more money.
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Funny, I was just looking for it on eBay. Replacing it is definitely an option, I suppose.

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