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09-19-2011, 09:51 AM   #1

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DAL 55-300 rattle

I picked up a K5 with the DAL 55-300 pentax lens last week. The focus ring rattles and the zoom extension flops a bit. Is this normal or is this a particularly bad specimen? The zoom doesn't creep out.

09-19-2011, 10:42 AM   #2
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Sounds like some bad QC at the plant in Vietnam. Mine has a little play but it neither rattles nor flops.
09-20-2011, 10:13 PM   #3
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My DA L 55-300mm lens does not show any play or rattle on the focus ring. There is about 1 to 1.5mm of play in the barrel, which is non-trivial, but this doesn't seem to be abnormal.


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