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05-19-2010, 09:29 PM   #1
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Sticky zoom ring on 16-50mm

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I bought a DA 16-50 in January. I have found the zoom ring has quite a bit of resistance about mid point ( it is fairly smooth at the start and the end.) I didn't think much of this until I got a 50-135 and found the zoom incredibly smooth all the way through. Can anyone tell me if their 16-50 zoom is smooth all the way or is mine typical.
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QuoteOriginally posted by jamescp Quote
Hi everyone.
I bought a DA 16-50 in January. I have found the zoom ring has quite a bit of resistance about mid point ( it is fairly smooth at the start and the end.) I didn't think much of this until I got a 50-135 and found the zoom incredibly smooth all the way through. Can anyone tell me if their 16-50 zoom is smooth all the way or is mine typical.
Thanks.
James
That's how it all started with my own copy of the 16-50! Then one day the zoom ring was blocked completely and would only rotate between 35mm and 50mm fl, and finally the AF died also. Got a repair under warranty. If your lens is under warranty I would send it in for a repair, befor the end of the warranty period.

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