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10-27-2016, 12:59 PM   #1
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Repair Cost for DA15mm Missing Focusing Screw

I have a chance to pick up a DA15mm Limited for cheap due to it being manual focus only.
Apparently the focusing screw has been lost or fallen out some how.
How much would one expect to pay for the repair to fully restore AF to this lens?


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10-27-2016, 01:26 PM   #2
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It's the "some how" that I'd be worried about. Was the lens dropped? Unless this is a common problem, you might have a problem getting a reliable estimate until a technician has figured out what the extent of the damage is.

Unless the lens is ridiculously cheap, personally I'd pass on it.
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I would also email Eric, as he has experience working on these.


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10-27-2016, 02:24 PM   #4
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Thanks to all for your advice, I will email Eric to see what he says.

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There's no way to tell why the screw is missing. Maybe the lens wasn't working correctly, someone tried an amateur repair, and lost the screw in the process.
10-28-2016, 03:50 AM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Halide Quote
I have a chance to pick up a DA15mm Limited for cheap due to it being manual focus only.
How cheap is cheap? I don't think a broken 15mm should cost more than $100? Even at that I'm not sure would I bother, unless I had a chance to test it out.

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