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09-24-2012, 08:25 AM   #1
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Pentax smc FAJ 75-300

Overall I am satisfied with this lens. For the price, it takes pretty decent shots. However, the zoom mechanism is very loose. I often use it as a macro with a close-up filter attached and if I point down on my subject, the zoom will just slide out.
Is there any way of increasing the resistance slightly so that it will stay put where I set it, but not so tight that it interferes with the AF?

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You might look at something like this: Lens Band STOP ZOOM CREEP for Pentax 18-250mm in Black | eBay I've never tried it but it might work. Or just go to the dollar store and get a big rubber band. I think these are sized for various lenses though. Probably looks ugly, but so what if it works?
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You might look at something like this: Lens Band STOP ZOOM CREEP for Pentax 18-250mm in Black | eBay I've never tried it but it might work. Or just go to the dollar store and get a big rubber band. I think these are sized for various lenses though. Probably looks ugly, but so what if it works?
Excellent suggestion jatrax. Many thanks. Looks fine to me. I suppose if it interferes with AF I can always MF it!
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You might look at something like this: Lens Band STOP ZOOM CREEP for Pentax 18-250mm in Black | eBay I've never tried it but it might work. Or just go to the dollar store and get a big rubber band. I think these are sized for various lenses though. Probably looks ugly, but so what if it works?
Purchased the Lens Band and it works exactly as advertized, with no interference of the auto focus. Thanks for the suggestion.

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