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12-28-2011, 04:02 PM   #1
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DA*300 Tripod Mount

Yesterday I broke the detachable tripod foot on my DA*300 so today I've been looking for a replacement. It seems it's not a dealer item and I've also been told I may have to send the whole lens back to Pentax for repair, which seems a bit over the top. Spoke to Pentax and was referred to Johnsons Photopia Ltd.,The dedicated repairer for the U.K.(closed for the duration of the holidays). Just wondered if anyone has had a similar problem?

12-28-2011, 05:00 PM   #2
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Just curious, how did it fail?.
If it is anything like the foot on 60-250, it should be "almost" indestructible.
"Just wondered if anyone has had a similar problem?". You are the first that I have heard of.
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It is the moving dovetail that clamps the foot onto the ring that has fractured. I have no idea what caused it.
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That`s pretty bad. Maybe a fault in the casting process. It should not require the lens to be sent in. I would wait after holidays and touch base with the local dealer before doing anything.

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Infact, you just need a new "attachable" Foot ?
It should be sooo hard to get one from the repair center...
12-29-2011, 01:14 PM   #6
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QuoteOriginally posted by Radar Quote
Spoke to Pentax and was referred to Johnsons Photopia Ltd.,The dedicated repairer for the U.K.(closed for the duration of the holidays). Just wondered if anyone has had a similar problem?
Not had a similar problem but rung Johnson's for a repair-quote an a K200 I nearly bought... The repair price was higher than a secondhand K20... I passed on the K200...
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If it's just the removable foot, it should be able to order from the Pentax parts department directly.
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Phew...... Clamp hook is only 14.40 incl. P&P from Johnsons Photopia Ltd. So I can repair the foot, just have to await it's arrival.

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