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12-24-2017, 07:03 AM   #61
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Glad to hear that you now have a working copy of this fine lens. Sorry to hear about your heart attack but it is good to know you are recovering and able to enjoy your camera equipment in the outdoors. Good luck with your shooting and keep us posted.

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Problem with 150-450mm lens total separation

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Currently in Tanzania on Safari

Yesterday, the 150 -450 separated and I could remove the part containing the optics

Damage caused by ? Bumpy road ? but it doesn't matter now

Will continue with other lenses including 55-300 PLM and I do have a 1.4 rear converter with me as well

Remember similar thread but cannot find now

Thoughts, suggestions welcome

Will be back in US 8/4
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What separated? The mount from the lens? Not really giving us any clue what you're talking about. Maybe post a photo?
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This has happened before. Check this thread out.

DFA 150-450mm needs repair - PentaxForums.com

As you will read, it also happened to me. Basically it was about $1000 to fix it. I did it, still use it, never had the problem again. It's still a favorite lens of mine. Why did it happen? Don't know. Wish my lens was under warranty at the time but it wasn't. Ha! Happened to me on Safari in Tanzania as well.

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QuoteOriginally posted by ProfessorBuzz Quote
What separated? The mount from the lens? Not really giving us any clue what you're talking about. Maybe post a photo?
Cannot upload photos now

As noted in this thread, my 150-450 separated into two pieces, the one with all the optics

Which fits inside the rear portion of the lens made up with the controls and the tripod mount separated from the rear part of the lens
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Update time:

pres589, in another thread, mentioned a camera repair shop here in Topeka KS - Camera Repair - phototronic.biz

Mike said he was willing to take a look at it although he had never seen a lens separate like my D FA 150- 450 did

so it is a waiting game and if he cannot help, I will decide whether to go with Precision-Camera

[ funny thing is that phototronics is right next door to where we board our dog for trips ]

wish me luck

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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
Update time:

can't remember who it was or what thread but some one mentioned a camera repair shop here in Topeka KS - Camera Repair - phototronic.biz

Mike said he was willing to take a look at it although he had never seen a lens separate like my D FA 150- 450 did

so it is a waiting game and if he cannot help, I will decide whether to go with Precision-Camera

[ funny thing is that phototronics is right next door to where we board our dog for trips ]

wish me luck
Ouch. That hurts. i feel for you Allen.
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positive thoughts are hereby solicited

just contacted my local repair guy

he believes that screws were stripped and that caused the problem

he believes he can fix that with retapping and over size screws

bent mental rod was detached, he will either straighten it or try to find replacement

then he needs to check the " mechanics " focusing etc

if all goes well

he believes it will cost me less than $400.

wish me luck

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That would be fab. Not only for affordability, but you'd not be without your lens for months (given the history of repairs to the lens).

/fingers crossed
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update on the repair of my D FA 150-450mm: by a local repair shop Phototronic

it is done, and at a cost of less than $300

he runs a one man shop opened only in the afternoon M-F and he is not, by his own admission, the world fastest

he advises you to keep calling him to check on the progress of the repair

he does Vintage to Digital Camera Repairs with free estimates [ he does not sell equipment ]

If you want to try him out, please call him first

Phototronic

119 NE US Highway 24
Topeka KS 66608

785 233 0231

A Big Thank You to pres589 for letting me know about him

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repairs done

disassembled to access separation, retapped stripped housing , retro-fit housing , general inspection

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took the lens out Saturday at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha

this is SOOC, no crop or pp

hand held, photographed through the mesh of the enclosure

other photos are scattered throughout the forums' threads

no problems at all


[ well to be honest, I had forgotten how heavy the lens is, manageable for me but it is certainly no light weight ]
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QuoteOriginally posted by aslyfox Quote
took the lens out Saturday at the Henry Doorly Zoo in Omaha

this is SOOC, no crop or pp

hand held, photographed through the mesh of the enclosure

other photos are scattered throughout the forums' threads

no problems at all


[ well to be honest, I had forgotten how heavy the lens is, manageable for me but it is certainly no light weight ]
Nice to see it back together, ready for the next african adventure
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QuoteOriginally posted by garywakeling Quote
Nice to see it back together, ready for the next african adventure
thank you

Yellowstone 06/20 for sure

African again, perhaps for my 65th birthday ( 3 years hence )

other locales ?

I've been to 4 of the seven continents: North America, Europe, Africa and Australia

but not Asia, South America nor Antarctica

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