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05-20-2015, 08:01 AM   #1
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Pentax 80-160 Lens won't zoom

Hi,

I have a 645z and have been using the 80-160 lens on it for portraits, and I think it's fantastic.

Recently was traveling with the lens on camera in my backback, and had it with me the whole time.

I don't think the backpack got hit hard or anything, but now, the lens is stuck in the
160 position, and will hardly move..it move a tiny bit when trying to use the zoom, form say 153-160.

I have put some pretty good pressure on it, but I can't get it to budge.

I look carefully inside but can't see anything that would be causing this.

Does anyone have any suggestions. It is an older lens.. appears to be working well otherwise.

Thanks for any suggestions.

Wades

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05-20-2015, 09:43 AM   #2
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A or FA? I have the FA. Is everything else OK? Could it be a piece of grit in the ring? Can you hear anything?
05-20-2015, 10:07 AM   #3
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This is the FA. I don't feel any grit, and everything else is working. Just wont budge one you get to about 152 mm (guessing). Thanks
05-20-2015, 10:33 AM   #4
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QuoteOriginally posted by ChicagoWay Quote
This is the FA. I don't feel any grit, and everything else is working. Just wont budge one you get to about 152 mm (guessing). Thanks
Do you feel anything abnormal at all before you get to the point it won't budge?

05-20-2015, 06:17 PM   #5
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QuoteOriginally posted by texandrews Quote
Do you feel anything abnormal at all before you get to the point it won't budge?
No, nothing at all. Seems fine other than being stuck in a very narrow range.

Funny, I always shoot my portraits at the long end any way.. so, it will still work for what I want.. but hoped there is a quick fix..
I'm guessing not... just asking.

Thanks
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