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09-19-2011, 09:46 AM   #1
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Need Help Fixing DA* 50-135mm

So I just noticed yesterday that the rubber on the zoom ring of my DA* 50-135mm is coming loose. It is basically becoming "unglued" from the lens. Is this normal? I have had the lens for quite some time, but still. What is the best way to repair it? Squirt some crazy glue under the ring? Send it away for repairs? Thoughts?

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Someone did repair my F70-210 with glue, so I advise against it. Unless you use somekind of elastic glue.
I have seen a few lenses with loose rubber rings, they tend to collect dirt under the loose ring.

I did have some strange sticky glue that never hardened, maybe for table tennis racket use? Too long time ago to remember the brand.

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Clean and double side tape it. Search eBay for "Nitto 500" which costs a few dollars only. I don't know why people are glue happy but DON'T use glue on camera or lens. VERY BAD IDEA!
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Double side tape sounds like a temporary and not a very good solution. I guess I was thinking glue because I would think it was initially glued in some way to the lens when it was manufactured.

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what's wrong with glue? those rubber grips were meant to stick permanently onto the lens right?
you remove them for cleaning?
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Someone on Flickr told me that the type of glue is important. I proposed super glue and the person said that super glue was not friendly to plastics like that of the body of the lens. But I don't know if this is accurate or not.

The issue is a little bit cosmetic right now, but I can see that in the not too distant future it will impact the functionality. And since this is my most often used lens, and a fantastic one at that, I would prefer to address the issue now.
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Sometimes those rubber grips need to be peeled back to access screws for servicing the lens. "Super glue" (cyanoacrylates) are a little too permanent for that.
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