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CLAing a non-Pentax M42 lens

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I have a Kitstar MC 135mm f2.8 M42 lens, with sluggish aperture blades. Eric won't work on non-Pentax lenses (I asked him about this one). Does anyone know who might be able to CLA this lens at a very reasonable rate?

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Advance Camera in Portland, OR have worked on several of my lenses, both Pentax and non-Pentax...

they've always done exceptional work for me...
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Thanks...I'll look into that.

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Advance Camera in Portland, OR have worked on several of my lenses, both Pentax and non-Pentax...

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Hi,

I have a Kitstar MC 135mm f2.8 M42 lens, with sluggish aperture blades. Eric won't work on non-Pentax lenses (I asked him about this one). Does anyone know who might be able to CLA this lens at a very reasonable rate?

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Just an FYI, Kitstar lenses were the house brand of Kitís Cameras, a retail chain that went defunct sometime in the 1980s.
I would be surprised if this particular lens is worth the price of servicing.

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Yeah, I got a quote of about $100...and, it just ain't worth it....esp as it still works....just a sluggish aperture.

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Just an FYI, Kitstar lenses were the house brand of Kitís Cameras, a retail chain that went defunct sometime in the 1980s.
I would be surprised if this particular lens is worth the price of servicing.
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Heck, my plumber charges $130 per hour. I expect this CLA job would take longer than one hour. People need to make a living you know.

If you're not willing to pay a reasonable price, I suggest you review some YouTube videos on how to do CLA jobs and give it a try yourself.
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