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05-22-2011, 01:38 PM   #1
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Broken lens

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I just came back from my phototrip with broken lens. I fell with the camera while working on better composition. I'm fine but the lens (Pentax DA 18-55mm) fell apart (on two parts). I'd like to put back frontal part but don't know how. It's weird it came off but doesn't want to go back on. Any ideas?

05-22-2011, 01:59 PM   #2
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Pictures of the break would be helpful.
05-22-2011, 02:23 PM   #3
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As you can see, it's almost intact. The right part is missing little black plastic part, but i have it. The base part, on the left is a bit broken (red circle), it's missing 3mm of plastic but i think that's not a bit problem.
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05-23-2011, 01:40 PM   #4
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The Pentax kit lens, 18-55mm, does not sell for much. Look on ebay for a used replacement. Then sell yours as broken/parts lens to get some money back. That is what I would do. I think you will have difficulty repairing it properly.

05-23-2011, 11:47 PM   #5
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Sorry for your lost dude. But the DA 18-55 not that great anyway. So a replacement via eBay probably going to be easier (and probably cheaper) than fixing what you got. Better yet, this now gives you a good excuse to go shopping for a new lens altogether.
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Well met!

If you decide to buy a new lens and plan to invest a bit, here's what i'd recommend (currently contemplating buying this lens as well). Although i don't have/use this lens, i said "recommend" because i did a lot of research/reading about it.

Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] AF016P-700 B&H

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QuoteOriginally posted by Penumbra Quote
Tamron 17-50mm f/2.8 XR Di-II LD Aspherical [IF] AF016P-700 B&H
+1

I'm planning to replace my DA 18-55 with this baby too XD
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