I bent my lens mount ring

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mepaca Regular Member • Posts: 229
I bent my lens mount ring

I dropped my k-3 with a lens on. The lens is fine but the lens mount ring on the camera is bent. At least one screw hole on the chassis is stripped. Apparently Precision charges $306 for k-3 repair. I don't know if that includes parts or not. I don't know if it's worth sinking that much into my well worn k-3 when I can get a new one for $629. What should I do?

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ozdean
ozdean Forum Pro • Posts: 26,788
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

If it's well worn shout yourself a new one.

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OP mepaca Regular Member • Posts: 229
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

Good answer Dean. I've heard nightmare stories about Precision. Do you think that the $306 would include the price of the part. They require payment before it is even sent in.

MightyMike Forum Pro • Posts: 40,977
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

Just in time to upgrade to a K-1... I have to replace my mount ring and was given a new mount ring by someone i know who has done camera repairs for quite some time... mine has the finished scraped off due to trying to remove a ricoh pinned lens the wrong way... i may consider sending you my not so nice looking mount ring for a price but i can't help you with stripped screws

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Ulkesh Veteran Member • Posts: 3,149
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

mepaca wrote:

I dropped my k-3 with a lens on. The lens is fine but the lens mount ring on the camera is bent. At least one screw hole on the chassis is stripped. Apparently Precision charges $306 for k-3 repair. I don't know if that includes parts or not. I don't know if it's worth sinking that much into my well worn k-3 when I can get a new one for $629. What should I do?

Retire it and buy a new one. You think it's just the lens mount ring, and then a circuit board will break after it comes back from the lens mount replacement, and that will cost, and then something else will turn out to be wrong, and it will never end.

Joseph Tainter Forum Pro • Posts: 11,432
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Step 1: Buy a new K-3.

Step 2: Buy a cheap used Pentax DSLR, take the mount ring off it, and put it on your old K-3. Keep that camera as a back-up or sell it.

Joe

kriztian Senior Member • Posts: 1,344
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

It´s a sign from God that you should purchase a new Pentax K1:)

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GPGeneralPhoto Senior Member • Posts: 2,156
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You can buy a broken Pentax camera on ebay for cheap to get the ring. Krazy glue can be used for the stripped screw. JIS screw drivers are available on ebay as well, if you don't have any. If it were me, I'd fix it myself.

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Michael 2012
Michael 2012 Regular Member • Posts: 259
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

Read this thread from 5 months ago, it should help you sort this out

K3II lens mount bent! Viagra won't help this one

You could also contact Shutterbobby  directly for advice on his fix.

Regards,

Michael.

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Petroglyph
Petroglyph Veteran Member • Posts: 6,096
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

Joseph Tainter wrote:

Step 1: Buy a new K-3.

Step 1 1/2: Buy set of JIS screw driver.

Step 2: Buy a cheap used Pentax DSLR, take the mount ring off it, and put it on your old K-3. Keep that camera as a back-up or sell it.

Joe

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DAVID MANZE Veteran Member • Posts: 6,382
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How about the Adaptist mount we posted about the other day, then you woud have the ability to mount Nikon lenses, Olympus, Konica etc........

http://adaptist.weebly.com/

http://adaptist.weebly.com/

TBQH, there's no way I'd give up on a K3 to good a camera!

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KentG Veteran Member • Posts: 4,721
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Better still, buy a new Pentax and sell the old one for parts.

Kent Gittings

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Petroglyph
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KentG wrote:

Better still, buy a new Pentax and sell the old one for parts.

Kent Gittings

Keep the mount ring for himself - never know. 

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Nicols Contributing Member • Posts: 865
Re: I bent my lens mount ring

Same happened to me time ago with my old K10D. But screw-holes were still ok in my case.

If you don't want to spend money, you can do as I did: unscrew the ring (take care of springs below), blend it back into a perfect plane shape (a wrench with some leather protection is very useful for this), and screw it onto the camera again.

Some epoxy glue may help to fix screw in defective screw holes.

And afterwards try out if the alignment of the lenses is ok. Make shots with open diafragma to the horizon and far away vertical stuff, and see if there are differences in focus between left and right, and upper and lower border.

But any case, a new camera is always a worthwhile experience

Best regards

Klaus

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