Poll - SDM failures: thread 2

Started Sep 18, 2009 | Discussions thread
DarylK
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Second 50-135 failed
In reply to brandrx, Oct 30, 2009

My camera is a K200D.

My first 50-135 (Serial No. 9007632) failed after approximately 3 months of usage. It was replaced under warrantee with a lens having an earlier serial number (Serial No 9003076) which I immediately considered a bad sign.

Sure enough, it failed after around 9 months of posession and overly protective usage (By the way, those who I've heard in other threads surmise the failures are due to lens abuse are just plain wrong.) It is currently in Pentax's Chandler AZ shop with a request that it be considered a warrantee repair even though technically, my situation is out of the 1-year warrantee period. The other day when I called for an update, the customer service guy indicated that it's shown as being under repair. I haven't received any price quotes, so I'm believing (hoping) that it will be a free "warrantee" repair. I specifically told them in my submittal letter to contact me first if it was going to cost me.

Keeping my fingers crossed...
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