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02-26-2011, 02:22 PM   #1
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16-50 zoom ring

My 16-50 crapped out on me at a paid gig today. Luckily we had my wife's oly and 12-60 and were able to get through it ok. My lens won't zoom past 35mm. The ring stops there. Is there anything I can do short of sending it in?

02-26-2011, 03:23 PM   #2
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Hammer till it turns freely again? Zooming is probably more difficult to fix. Afraid you don't have much choice. Horses for courses. DA* & paid jobs don't mix.
02-26-2011, 06:23 PM   #3
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Ok, I guess if something had happened before you would have mentioned it.
Mine had that too, once. My tripod's head could hold the camera in place so it swinged down and hit the tripod. Result: lens barrel crooked and the zoom wouldn't work anymore.
Fix: violence. Pushed it back in (it was at 35mm or so) and it worked again.

But that most likely isn't going to help you.

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