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08-23-2019, 01:43 PM   #1
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Pentax K50 aperture block

Are there any shops in Canada that fix the aperture block issues on the Pentax K50?

I prefer to find a store in Alberta.

08-23-2019, 03:24 PM   #2
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08-23-2019, 04:06 PM   #3
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Sun Camera Service is authorized to do it in Canada. Itíll cost you north of $200.
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I think you contact Ricoh. In the US Ricoh has in a number of cases been covering this repair outside of the normal warranty.

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For my daughters K50 which failed this spring, I called Ricoh-Pentax Canada to discover much to my dismay, they no longer do the warranty work themselves, and that yes sun camera does the work. When I pressed them on the issue, advising that it was a well documented issue with the camera, and it should be covered under warranty, they asked me to produce the press announcement proving this. They will not acknowledge it is an issue. They also said I should phone the credit card company I used for purchase, to get them to cover the warranty repair. For $200+ on a $329 body, it seems too much. It may become a manual lens body, as there is nothing wrong with function other than the intermediate aperture control.

My daughters camera sat for a while before it failed, I wonder if there is a relationship?

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