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I dropped my pentax k1000 and the lens is stuck. wont focus, wont move at all. do i need to buy a new one and if so, how much/what kind am i looking for?

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While turning the camera on, or zooming gently push and pull the lens to get it unstuck. If you have to buy a new one it will cost you $75 here.

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1) If it is a manual focus lens, you need to turn off Autofocus on the body of your K10D. On my K100D, there is a switch on the side of the lens mount that says [-MF or -AF]. "-MF" is manual focus mode & "-AF" is autofocus mode. Since your lens doesn't have autofocus capability, turn it to the "-MF" mode.

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