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08-11-2017, 12:05 PM   #1
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To Repair or Not Repair, Pentax 24-90 FA

Hi All.

For some reason the lever in this lens is stuck so the lens is stopped down, making the lens pretty useless. Looking at KEH's repair page it looks like $350 for a Zoom lens repair. Any other *cheaper* options?

08-11-2017, 12:13 PM   #2
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Did you check with Eric Hendrickson to see if he can repair it?
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Try Eric Hendrickson Home-Pentaxs Good guy. CLA and lens repair.

08-11-2017, 01:12 PM   #4
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Sounds like it's probably just a bent lever. Well within the realm of fix-it-yourself if you are handy.
Less likely is dirty blades, since this lens uses very little lube. If water ever got in, they could be rusted together, in which case it would be irreperable, since parts are no longer available.

Still, if I had to bet, I'd say this should be a sub-$100 repair.

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These lenses seem to be quite rare. There are none on ebay at the moment.

They really don't make them like that any more, which makes it worth saving.
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Thanks all.

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