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03-04-2014, 05:25 PM   #1
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NEED ASSISTANCE IN UK - Lens Repair

My brother lives in London and unfortunately discovered that his SMC DA 15mm Ltd was damaged. By "damaged" I mean that it looks like one of the glass elements must have come out of alignment inside the lens because only the centre of the image is in focus and the rest is very blurry. The lens is in excellent condition otherwise, there are no obvious scratches or dents on the glass or barrel. He sent it off to get repaired and the repair estimate came back as the SAME PRICE as a brand new lens!!! Is this normal? If not is there anyone who knows of a decent (non-ripoff) business in London that my brother could take his lens to for repairs? Any help would be appreciated.

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03-05-2014, 12:55 AM   #2
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The only pentax uk place is Johnson's who are in Staffordshire so no where near you and and any way they will take so long your brother will go grey waiting.
There used to be a authorised london shop that still is in existence no longer used by pentax for warranty and so on but have been around for years Pentax Camera Repair
Give them a call and see what they say?
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QuoteOriginally posted by adwb Quote
The only pentax uk place is Johnson's who are in Staffordshire so no where near you and and any way they will take so long your brother will go grey waiting.
There used to be a authorised london shop that still is in existence no longer used by pentax for warranty and so on but have been around for years Pentax Camera Repair
Give them a call and see what they say?
Ouch... I was not expecting to hear that. I would have thought that London had several places, not none.
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