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09-17-2016, 10:31 AM   #1
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FA 50mm f/1.7 ....aperture blades stuck wide open

pretty routine question, I reckon..I have a very nice copy of the FA 501.7....but blades are stuck open, stuck solid. I'm sure it's probably not an overly complicated repair (lol, but not one that I would foray into).

Anyone have an approx cost (roughly) and the "who"? (i.e., just get a quote or send it to Pentax, or is there still 3rd party vendors, Pentax approved, someone on the Forums, etc etc). I remember CRIS doing repairs.....still?

Any input appreciated

Ralph

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you could ask @dcshooter here on the forum or Eric here: Home

Either could tell you what needs fixed
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Yes either will help.

Let me know if you cant get it repaired as I have one with good aperture mechanism but fungus throughout (which cannot be cleaned due to sealed element assembly).
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QuoteOriginally posted by rrwilliams64 Quote
pretty routine question, I reckon..I have a very nice copy of the FA 501.7....but blades are stuck open, stuck solid. I'm sure it's probably not an overly complicated repair (lol, but not one that I would foray into).

Anyone have an approx cost (roughly) and the "who"? (i.e., just get a quote or send it to Pentax, or is there still 3rd party vendors, Pentax approved, someone on the Forums, etc etc). I remember CRIS doing repairs.....still?

Any input appreciated

Ralph
KEH has flat rate repair but it would be $150. About what the lens is worth...

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thnx, all- Eric has gotten back to me with a surprisingly reasonable rough quote for a repair, and it was very reasonable indeed. I only have $115 into the lens and stuck blades aside, it presents almost as new so well worth throwing the fifty odd dollars to get it fixed, methinks.
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