Will Pentax have repairs stand at Photokina? I want my SDM lens fixed

Started Sep 15, 2012 | Discussions thread
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Re: Will Pentax have repairs stand at Photokina? I want my SDM lens fixed
In reply to Cane, Sep 15, 2012

Cane wrote:

Nothing stimulates great sales like broken cameras at the booth. You may see the new $1500 Pentax FF sale there first.

This is correct. However, in this case it is not a broken camera, but consistent SDM failures in different lenses due to presumably bad engineering or manufacturing. This will not stimulate me to buy another lens from the same manufacturer, unless I am sure that it is bug-free.

I doubt that I will buy the FF Pentax (body and - most important - lenses) any soon. The Pentax SDM story does not look good. It would be fair if Pentax Ricoh acknowledge the issue and get the problem lenses fixed at no charge. I would also accept if I am offered an option to switch to the screwdriver AF in my faulty lens.

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