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08-08-2011, 09:21 PM   #1
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Zoom creep on DA* 60-250?

For a few months now I have owned the excellent DA* 60-250/4 lens. I am very happy with its performance, especially in terms of auto focus and image quality.
However I noticed quite early on that it creeps significantly when I am walking around with the lens mounted. For example, take some shots then hang the camera around my neck/shoulder with the strap, the lens slowly but consistently creeps from 60mm to longer.

Anyone else experience this? I bought the lens new.

K-5 with DA* 60-250 @ 250mm, 1/500, ISO 800, f/5.6



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Mine doesn't have the creeping that you described (I wouldn't call it a problem though) but I notice that when the lens is extended, I can push it in very easily.

I agree with you that it is a fantastic lens.
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Mine creeps a little at times. Especially when the hood and a filter are on it.
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Thanks for replying.
I only ever use it with the hood attached and I guess the creep is quite 'slow'. I guess it doesn't help that the lens itself is rather heavy. Don't think I ever had creep on my DA 55-300, but that was a much lighter lens.

Maybe mine just has a well lubricated zoom mechanism

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QuoteOriginally posted by goddo31 Quote
Thanks for replying.
I only ever use it with the hood attached and I guess the creep is quite 'slow'. I guess it doesn't help that the lens itself is rather heavy. Don't think I ever had creep on my DA 55-300, but that was a much lighter lens.

Maybe mine just has a well lubricated zoom mechanism
I don't recall my 60-250 has ever creeping, then again if it's very slow maybe I just didn't notice. On the other hand, I do think my zoom mechanism is on the tight side (it's not bad, it just has a lot more resistance than my internal zooming 50-135).
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Mine only has a little creep out when it is on 60mm and let it hang down, but just a few mm's. Then again I didn't really walk around with this lens on a track or something.

and yes it is a wonderful lens:
K-5 with DA*60-250mm at 250mm, f7,1 1/2000 and iso800.


However last weekend it was the first time that I had the feeling that I needed more then 250mm. So either a longer lens or extending it to 350mm with a 1.4x TC.
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Nice pic Ron. I love volleyball.
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QuoteOriginally posted by dgaies Quote
I don't recall my 60-250 has ever creeping, then again if it's very slow maybe I just didn't notice. On the other hand, I do think my zoom mechanism is on the tight side (it's not bad, it just has a lot more resistance than my internal zooming 50-135).
So you kept your 60-250 I assume? I do get the feeling mine is a little bit more loose...

QuoteOriginally posted by RonHendriks1966 Quote
Mine only has a little creep out when it is on 60mm and let it hang down, but just a few mm's. Then again I didn't really walk around with this lens on a track or something.

and yes it is a wonderful lens:
K-5 with DA*60-250mm at 250mm, f7,1 1/2000 and iso800.


However last weekend it was the first time that I had the feeling that I needed more then 250mm. So either a longer lens or extending it to 350mm with a 1.4x TC.
Yes nice shot Ron. I do tend to walk around a lot with my 60-250 'hanging' so maybe that's the cause
It's not a big deal of course, I was mainly curious to see whether others experienced it.

FYI, the main reason I bought it was for aircraft. And secondly for having a versatile general purpose AF tele lens and for a bit of sport/action.




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No creep on mine and as we are showing a photo with each reply ...


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Hum,

How old is that lens?

I walked around with it through several African countries.
Mine does not creep... zoom is a little stiff.
Bought it summer 2009.

- Bert



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