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06-28-2015, 06:55 AM   #1
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having a breakdown..

So I have a k-30 dslr and have tried to fit a 75-300mm clubman lens thinking it may work..
the lens wont allow me to take pictures and to make things worse is now stuck!
the lens is my mums and im panicking because I dont want it to break. Please help. Ive been turning back and forth to try and twist it off but just wont budge.

06-28-2015, 07:10 AM   #2
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there is a setting for 'aperture ring'' in the custom setting set it to allow(2).....it may be the last one (it is on the K-50)......with it being stuck it may have the ricoh pin......a feeler gauge (very thin piece of material that is stiff) to help push the button down between the lens and camera body to remove the lens....then look up stuff on removing the pin....sorry I have no link to paste.....it will be ok!
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Set the aperture ring to allow. Bur still cant get the lens off..
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Posting Pictures from a phone or other camera of the lens here may help. Does it say KR anywhere on it? Ricoh compatible lenses can have a pin that gets stuck in the screw drive used for auto focus. Search this forum for "stuck Ricoh pin".

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Got it!!
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terrific!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxgirl-k30 Quote
Got it!!
Was it the pin issue?
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No everything is fine. I really dont know what happened. But took it off, put my normal lenses back on and was working fine.. so bizarre! Thanks guys for the help thou!
Also thanks Aaron28, now I can use my tamron again (doesn't get stuck just wasn't working before)

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you are welcome....been there done that!
happy shooting
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The lens is a clubman 75-300mm multicoated one-touch macro auto zoom lens that my mum got over 20 years ago (I believe however it may be older judging by the packaging).. it is pentax KR compatible and has the same mount and worked on my pentax me super and m-z.. just not digital.. so strange..
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KR is the pentax/ricoh mount so it does have the ricoh pin.....so chances are it will stick again if the pin is not removed or adjusted so it won't catch
sounds like a really cool lens too!
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxgirl-k30 Quote
The lens is a clubman 75-300mm multicoated one-touch macro auto zoom lens that my mum got over 20 years ago (I believe however it may be older judging by the packaging).. it is pentax KR compatible and has the same mount and worked on my pentax me super and m-z.. just not digital.. so strange..
Post a photo of the mount.
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I dont Know how to post a photo im doing this from my phone not laptop or anything..
and ahh okay may have to take it to my local shop to get the pin removed :/ annoying thou
06-28-2015, 08:06 AM   #14
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QuoteOriginally posted by pentaxgirl-k30 Quote
I dont Know how to post a photo im doing this from my phone not laptop or anything..
and ahh okay may have to take it to my local shop to get the pin removed :/ annoying thou
You could try to do that yourself, it should not be all that difficult.
theatre of noise: Ricoh Lenses On Pentax Cameras -- The Ricoh Pin Fix
Or just google "remove ricoh pin" or somesuch...
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I am glad you got it off. The Ricoh pin drops into the screw drive hole on the Pentax camera mount. I have seen where some have been able to get the lens to turn by switching from MF to AF and back while trying to remove the lens. It would be better to just remove the pin from the lens
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