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12-25-2010, 10:26 AM   #1
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DA L 55-300mm zoom ring play, gap

My DA L 55-300mm kit lens has about 0.5mm of play in the zoom ring as well as a gap of about 0.5mm between the zoom ring and the silver ring at the base of the lens. There is no noticeable play in the focus ring. Can these imperfections eventually lead to failure of the lens, or is this not a big deal?

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Hey DL... does not sound fatal to me, esp. given not WR nature of this lens. Can't say for sure. Photos to illustrate perhaps? Is the clock ticking on a return, or are you past that and just wondering?

The tolerances do seem tighter on my DA copy. I am not sure about the silver ring since the ring adjacent the zoom on mine is green.

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Hey DL... does not sound fatal to me, esp. given not WR nature of this lens. Can't say for sure. Photos to illustrate perhaps? Is the clock ticking on a return, or are you past that and just wondering?

The tolerances do seem tighter on my DA copy. I am not sure about the silver ring since the ring adjacent the zoom on mine is green.

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The lens, along with the rest of the kit, is outside of the return window. I'll post pictures of the lens when I get a chance. The silver ring is because this is a DA L (plastic mount) lens, not DA.

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I won't be able to show the play in the zoom ring but I can show that there is a gap at the zoom ring and the silver base ring.

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For whatever it's worth, I checked my non-L DA 55-300 and there isn't any gap between the zoom ring and the green base ring.
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