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02-07-2012, 05:11 PM   #1
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Pentax 18-55mm da wr wobbles

Just received a used 18-55mm DA WR lens, and was wondering if it is normal to have a little wobble in the lens. The other one I have, the 50-200mm DA WR is reasonably tight. Can anyone advise if this is normal or should I return it? Thanks

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A little bit is to be expected of a used lens- but what part of it is wobbling? If it's more than a slight movement, or if the lens zooms and focuses by gravity only, I would return it.

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I have a nearly new one and it wobbles just a bit. Sounds normal to me.
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18-55mm WR

Thanks, It just wobbles around the part that extends, and noticeably less when mounted, so I guess you guys are right and probably normal. The focus and zoom are smooth and don't extend on their own, and the lens is sharp enough for it's intended purpose, so thanks again.


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