DA* 50-135 Still Magic

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Sermonem Junior Member • Posts: 48
Re: DA* 50-135 Still Magic

Sermonem wrote:

I’m in agreement with the contributors in this thread. I have both the 16-50 and the 50-135 and in both cases the SDM has failed in the past 12 months. Like others I’ve agonised whether to cut my losses and go for something different or get them repaired.

I obtained quotes from CR Kennedy the Aust agents and the repair cost cost appeared reasonable vs the alternative. So I am having the SDM motors replaced and in the process having the circuit boards replaced as well.

So here’s hoping. I have taken a lot of good work at weddings and other events over the 9-10 years since the original purchases.

Besides I’m saving some money for for the purchase of a KP hopefully before Xmas.

Happy shooting to all......K

As per the previous post, the two lenses have been fixed and in the meantime I had a wedding request sprung on me at short notice. I tested the lenses before hand in the back yard and all appeared to be well. I was prepared to buy a KP from CR Kennedy for the job and all they had was the one on display but without the box and the cables etc. So they loaned it to me for the occasion and I have a new one due to arrive any day. Yes the KP has more in the way of features and a read through the manual would have been useful. However, as promised, here are a few samples.

processed via LR 5

processed via LR 5

cropped from a larger image

 Sermonem's gear list:Sermonem's gear list
Nikon 1 Nikkor 18.5mm f/1.8 Pentax K-5 IIs Pentax K-S1 Nikon 1 J5 Pentax KP +6 more
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