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11-29-2012, 02:05 PM   #1
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Problem with K300 F4 aperture mechanism

Hi,
I just got my hands on a nice copy of a K series 300mm F4 prime lens but I found something loose inside, near the aperture control mechanisnm/ring. Also, sometimes I can not turn the aperture beyond F9 or F8 (from F22) so I shake the lens until it allows me to turn the aperture ring.

I am heading out to get a proper screwdriver to see what I can do.


Hear the "clack" is I turn the ring towards the 12mts mark. Also, there is some game between focusing ring and rest of the lenes.


I paid arround U$D180 for this lens. Can i fix it or better skip it? Perhaps I could get a discount.. is it worth the trouble?
Any suggestions are mostly welcome.

Regards,
Francisco


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11-29-2012, 02:50 PM   #2
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How about returning it?
11-29-2012, 03:36 PM   #3
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How about returning it?
I already paid U$D16 to have it sent to me (included in the U$D180). Sending it back would be U$D16 more.. sums up U$D32 already.. I want to know if I am better off returning it or give a try to fix it. Seller is not very friendly on paying any service it needs
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Well, he should be. Especially considering you paid full price for it.
I mean, it's pretty ****** up the way it is now, not irreparable, but it won't be an easy/cheap job. So basically you're letting the seller get away with it. While you lose, he wins.


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