Pentax 40mm,loose element.

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by Mike Kennedy, Mar 7, 2008.

  1. Mike Kennedy

    Mike Kennedy Member

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    I just noticed an element in my 40mm pancake seems a tad loose.I really don't want to tear into the thing if I can help it but don't want to use a faulty lens.Will a bit of play effect my photos?
     
  2. Steve Roberts

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    Without answering your question, Mike, it's a very simple lens and probably easily sorted in a few minutes if it's only a matter of an element or group having come unscrewed. Regardless of present picture quality, whatever is loose will only get looser in that neat little lens.

    I should ask whether your 100% certain that it's an element that's loose or whether it's just that it rattles when you shake it. Most Pentax lenses do to some extent.

    Best wishes,

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    Good point Steve.I'll have a look at it and see if it's just a rattle.

    Mike