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07-24-2019, 11:22 AM   #1
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Pentax MX, plastic insert in shutter release button

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My Pentax MX body is missing the plastic insert of the shutter release button; really a minor issue, but with the 3D printing so easily accessible, I was wondering if any of you has seen a template for this tiny piece of plastic for a 3D a printer around. I checked the usual sites but didn't see any. See image attached to explain better what I'm after.

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07-25-2019, 06:53 PM   #2
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QuoteOriginally posted by hoshisato Quote
Hi,
My Pentax MX body is missing the plastic insert of the shutter release button; really a minor issue, but with the 3D printing so easily accessible, I was wondering if any of you has seen a template for this tiny piece of plastic for a 3D a printer around. I checked the usual sites but didn't see any. See image attached to explain better what I'm after.

Thanks,

Hans
I can't shed any light on a template unfortunately, however I agree that it would be great to manufacture some more of these.
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Buy a ‘parts’ MX, harvest the insert and commission or develop a template and then sell the ‘parts’ MX. Can you sell the template or are they freeshare on the web?
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I had my MX serviced by Eric in Tennessee. It was missing the black plastic bit but came back with a piece of black plastic inserted. It is not a stock piece as it does not have the pattern moulded on it - quite smooth. It is just a rectangular prism of softish plastic that has been likely cut with a hobby tool and wedged in there with a spot of contact cement. If that is a fix okayed by Eric than I am happy to have it remain that basic and not overengineered.

You could go very trendy and use red plastic and make your camera a special edition model. :-)


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