Manual focus problems with my FA limited lenses

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mark dimo
mark dimo Senior Member • Posts: 2,000
Manual focus problems with my FA limited lenses

Hello pentaxian family,

I have the three highly coveted pentax FA limiteds, which in today’s modern tech world are more engaging and unique for their aesthetics and vintage value.

7 years ago my FA 77 had frozen focus barrel and I had to ship it to Precision Camera to have it fixed, and it wasn’t cheap. Apparently a small gear either breaks or freezes from age and makes it difficult to MF.

Well just today, I noticed the same thing happened to my FA 43 Ltd. I’m assuming because of minimal use the gearing is prone to failure. It works in AF but it seems to strain the AF motor and it’s the exact same symptoms as my FA 77 failure.

Now I fear the FA31 is next. Anyone else experience these problem?

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