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Old Oct 15, 2008, 10:11 PM   #1
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Hi all -

My oldest Daughter now shoots all the sports for her yearbook and shares my K10 and 50-135mm .She put my bag in trunk and dropped full backpack on top of it.I now have a lens with a 45 degree tilt just above the apature ring.(better the lens fail than the body)

So my question is has anyone sent lenses in to pentax for repair and what was the basic cost (knowing each one will be diffrent).

I am on limited funds as i am on injured reserve with a blown left PCL(knee ligiment )so if it is too much I may have to wait till after tax time,but I really miss it already



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Old Oct 15, 2008, 11:17 PM   #2
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If the lens body is bent at a 45 degree angle, I would expect it is beyond repair, but I could be wrong.

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Old Oct 16, 2008, 4:44 PM   #3
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Ouch!
I have to agree with Tom, sorry to hear of your misfortune!
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thats really unlucky

it sounds pretty bad, i think it will be beyond repair

maybe you could get a cheap second hand manual lense to tide you over untill you can afford a replacement.
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Old Oct 16, 2008, 8:06 PM   #5
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agree with tom.. 45 degrees?? it's totaled.
you can send it to pentax repair and they'll give you an estimate.. if it's too high then refuse repair and have them trash it. probably at no cost to you except the shipping..
you might want to call one of their repair facilities and explain the prob and see if you want to save the shipping..

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Thanks for the replys .I have it boxed up and ready to send so we will see what they say.

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Old Oct 19, 2008, 9:13 PM   #7
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chris,
no matter the out come please keep this thread updated. i'm sure there or others that feel the same.. just save it as a favorite as this will probably take some time.
sorry for your loose. i've got a 500/4.5 that's close. no room for a paperweight tho.

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biggyfry wrote:
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Thanks for the replys .I have it boxed up and ready to send so we will see what they say.

Chris
Sorry to hear of your lens Chris. Would also like to hear the results. Do you have a photo of the injured one?

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