Robbie N 7:53pm, 20 November 2010
ugh, i'm so pissed right now about it. but nevermind that.

where you focus the camera is jammed on my camera. it's not focusing and i don't know what to do. it's a Vivitar Ø49MM 28MM 1:2.8 MC Wide Angle lens (i just put down everything i saw on the thing, i don't know the name of it.)

any help!??!
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
Well there is no easy way to fix it. You may be able to take it apart, try googleing to see if anyone has taken this one apart and posted directions on how to do it. Other than that, there are places you can send it off to have it repaired.
Robbie N 8 years ago
dang, ok. thank you!
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Hambone Lewinski 8 years ago
Robbie,

You shooting that Pentax in your photostream? There are some very nice lenses on eBay that you can get for way less than repairing the Vivitar would cost.

For example, the SMC Pentax-M lenses are well known for being excellent --

cgi.ebay.com/SMC-Pentax-M-28mm-f2-8-Lens-K-Mount-/3206177...

Bug Shawn T. about it; I don't think he shoots a Pentax anymore, but he still knows his classic lenses.

Jason
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Jason is right, the Vivitar is not worth paying to have fixed. It might be worth taking apart and trying to fix it yourself.

Pentax M lenses are great.

I loved shooting Pentax-A lenses on my Pentax digital because they have electronics that pass on the aperture control to the camera.

Most pentax-m and pentax A lenses are terrific and sharp.

Let me know if you have any specific questions.
Robbie N 8 years ago
Thanks guys! I talked to my photo teacher about it and she gave me a lens to borrow to finish my assignment. after that i think we're going into digital so... but i would like to get it fixed(or try to fix it myself.)
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JustinSinks 8 years ago
Speaking of, I just took my 50mm 1.4 apart for the 4th time and actually fixed it this time! I didnt know exactly what was wrong so it was trial and error. It works now though, perfectly. At least i hope...
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