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01-16-2016, 02:54 AM   #16
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Luton sent it back saying that there wasn't anything they could do.


At the moment the camera is sitting under a pile of books with some epoxy between the body and the mount ring. It should at least be functional for use with manual lenses, but my DA zooms are currently useless.

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If that doesn't work, consider a 3rd party mount replacement...
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QuoteOriginally posted by marcusBMG Quote
i have spare parts (from a K-r but the mount ring is almost certainly the same)
K30 is WR body and the mount ring is different from K-r's. But probably will still fit, only the WR O-ring will not work.

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And it looks the screw holes on the body are damaged as well, together with some metal connectors.
You might want to try an used K30 or K50. they run at $200-$230 on ebay.

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Aye, I'll probably go for another K-30 since they're noticeably cheaper. If I can get a loan from family then I may get a K-S2 or K-3 - not quite sure which.
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Sorry to hear about your loss!

If for nothing else, maybe your K-30 body can work as a testbed for ? When going from K-30 to K-S1 that was the one option I was considering, but since the old body was fully functional, decided to sell it.

You've got a number of nice MF lenses - hopefully you can still use the damaged body with them. If there's any functionality left in your old camera and choose to use it with the oldies, I'd take the same model for accessories compatibility.

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