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04-04-2016, 07:03 AM   #1
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Pentax 645 and Pentax FA lenses

I have a Pentax FA 45-85mm medium format lens that will only zoom approx 48-63mm on my non autofocus body. Does this FA lens need to be mounted on a newer autofucus body to work properly? BTW it doesn't zoom properly when mounted nor dismounted. HELP!

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QuoteOriginally posted by Franky2step Quote
I have a Pentax FA 45-85mm medium format lens that will only zoom approx 48-63mm on my non autofocus body. Does this FA lens need to be mounted on a newer autofucus body to work properly? BTW it doesn't zoom properly when mounted nor dismounted. HELP!
Sounds like it gets stuck.

Depending on your abilities you might be able to fix it yourself, or have to send it to Eric.
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I have a Pentax FA 45-85mm medium format lens that will only zoom approx 48-63mm on my non autofocus body.
Has nothing to do with the body. The zoom function should work on or off the body. Sounds like something wrong. I had an old takumar that had the same type problem with the focus ring. Upon opening it up I found a small piece of bakelite inside. I never did find where it was supposed to go. The lens is in absolutely mint condition so I suspect the piece of plastic was in there from the factory jamming up the works.

As Bertwert says, it likely needs a little work.
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Thanks, Guys! I had a camera repair guy look at it this morning and he patiently worked it over, changing apertures, manual focus ring in and out, trying to zoom, etc etc. After 15 minutes he got it working, a little sticky but with use it should free up, according to him. Thanks for taking the time to help me through this.

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