Well it finally happened to me!!!!

Started Oct 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
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christopherbarran Contributing Member • Posts: 927
Well it finally happened to me!!!!

I have been on these forums since before I got my K20D in August 2009 and then the 50-135mm f2.8 in October 2009 (via Amazon)

Have read about the SDM failures and considered myself lucky because it didn't happen to me... until now that it.

Tried the lens today and well no AF.

I had it off the K-5 for a while now and maybe that might have contributed, I don't know. I do remember people saying that it seems to fail if you don't use it for a while which in my case would have been a couple of weeks.

I did try cleaning the contacts. I have tried it on my K20D and my K-5. Nothing.

So now I have to go through the trouble of getting it shipped to a friend in the US (I am from Trinidad in the Caribbean) and having my friend send it to Pentax. Lucky for me, my friend bought a K-30 last week so would be able to test it if/when it comes back from Pentax.

I am sad and disappointed because I really do love the lens. I love the way it renders plain and simple.

My only hope is that if Pentax fixes it they fix it really well so I don't have his problem again.

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