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Mechanical problem I have a mechanical problem with the conection between lenses and the body of the camera. There is a bitof play, it needs to be tightened up. I opened the camera, but I don't find the screws! Thank you in advance Catalin

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  • connellcars Jul 31, 2008

    Hi I also have the same camera, The lens is very loose on the body and needs to be tightened up. I am very god with repairing things but can't figure out how to get access to tighten it up ? please help.



    Thanks Tim C

  • catalinRO Aug 01, 2008

    I have the Service Manual of DSC-F828 but I don't find any details about this mechanical aspect.



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  • ajonesmain Nov 14, 2008

    Same problem here with the camera body and the lens body loose at the swivel point. Am convinced this is also contributing to recent photo blur. Otherwise, after more than 10K photos over the past four years and my third Sony it's been a great camera.

  • connellcars May 11, 2010

    Yes I could use a manual on this camera depending on what the price is ? I am in the car sales business and I think you know what's happened to our business in this economy. What kind of manual is it ? is it just the manual that comes with the camera ? or is it a factory type service manual ?



    Thanks Tim

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Undo the six M2 screws that hold the left housing assemble (control panel for flash & focus etc) and remove You will see that there are 3 srews that hold the hinge assembly together all 3 wiil be loose and require tightening (you will neeed to tilt the lens up to see and tighten the third screw.

Reassemble the housing making sure not to trap thw flexible cable

Easy 5 min job

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Do you need Service Manual of DSC-F828 on charge basis to fix your camera?

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    Its service manual having schematics and mechanical details.

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    Shahid Electronics Sep 13, 2008

    hey..

    I just fixed same problem in 3 DSC-F828 Sony cameras. Its pretty easy when use your brain. now change solution rate to fixya and be a good boy.

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I have the same problem. I wonder if this is what is causing my pictures to all of a sudden become blurry?

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What do you mean with autofocus lens frozen?
What lens do you use, and what are the settings on your camera. Even when you have chosen automatic on the main dail, to the left of the lens is a switch on the camera, that can be set to manual. Even on a lot of AF lenses, are switches that can be set to manual.
In your camera only modern AF lenses with Nikon F connection will work with AF. The older AF lenses (Mechanical focus) need a focus motor in the camera body, only found in the camera's that also have a little LCD screen on top of the camera. (Not in 3x00, or 5x00 models)
But if you are sure this lens worked in your camera before, please check the switches on the camera and on the lens.
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Ignoring the really obvious difference that your lens is totally incapable of autofocus, the first real incompatibility is that your camera body has one of the "crippled" versions of the KAF (autofocus) mount. This means that it lacks the mechanical stop-down coupler/indicator used on the original K mount. The result is that your camera body does not sense which aperture the lens is set to and will not stop the lens down to the selected aperture when you press the shutter release. The full specification KAF mount maintains these old mechanical legacy couplings, but as most owners don't use older lenses any more the crippled KAF isn't an issue to most users and significantly reduces manufacturing costs. Crippled KAF lenses can still use some manual K lenses, but only the ones which have the A setting on the aperture ring and your lens pre-dates this development.

Your only realistic fixes for this are to either replace the camera body with a model supporting the full KAF mount (expensive) or to use later K lenses with the description SMC Pentax A instead of earlier SMC Pentax M. You'll still lack autofocus but as long as the lens aperture ring is set to the A position then it will work when the body is set to shutter priority and Automatic modes. There are far more Pentax A lenses remaining in good condition than Pentax M so you should have no trouble finding them, but because of their compatibility with later mounts you'll find that prices are somewhat higher.

Note that there is no adaptor which will allow you to improve compatibility between your present camera and the lens you have asked about.

I hope that I've answered your question, if so please take a moment to rate my reply. If not, perhaps you should add a comment to further explain in which way your camera doesn't work with your lens and I'll then try to assist you further.

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Good luck;

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1- I cleaned the outside(sides not the lense itself) of the lense.
2- While turning the camera off, I press on the lense (up and down motion) NOT too hard for a few times untill it either retracted all the way inn or most of the way in. If most of the way in, press the lense a little harder untill it retracts 100%. If you turn it back on, it should work as normal unless some mechanical part of the lense is broken or dislocated. When it fully opens, clean up the outside of the lense and keep it always clean for normal operation.

Good Luck!!!!!!!!

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Good luck;

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Try first pushing gently the lens with your finger, or tapping the back of the camera while you start up the camera at the same time.

If you DIY there is quite a big chance to cause further damage.

You can find disassembly instructions for several models here: Do It Yourself Digital Camera Repair: Disassembly Guides
You can get parts and a quote on repair here: Repair.

Regards.

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