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10-21-2010, 08:36 PM   #16
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Well, it's not that cheap. its a da 18-55 (11) and it sells anywhere from$90-$189 on Amazon market place. What do you think a good up grade would be? I have an 55-300DA and a 50 1.4 prime; all Pentax
Check the marketplace here. You can replace it for cheap.

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Nice explanation jeffJS. Someone should put that in a thread and sticky it.
There probably is something already that explains it somewhere. I've probably even done a couple others. I don't ask for my stuff to be made sticky anymore, Did a rather extensive writeup on cleaning sensors (or the beginnings of an article) and Adam said there were too many stickies already.

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It would probably cost more to fix than replace. At this point, I would be attempting to repair it myself. Nothing further to lose in that prospect.

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I wouldn't even bother to try to fix it, but I wouldn't throw it away, replace it.. but in the meantime disassemble the broken one to use for macro shots, f.ex. use the front element clipped on your 50mm as a high IQ "close-up" filter.
use the other lens elements to fiddle with flash, making a flash extension tube..
lots of DIY prospects from a broken lens like this one..
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Don't throw away that lens. I'll bet the metal lens mount could be used to repair a broken 18-55mm DAL lens mount.

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