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11-29-2012, 04:40 PM   #1
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Tightness of DA Limited mount

Do the DA Limited lenses tend to fit tighter in the lens mount? I have a DA 40 Limited which requires more twisting energy than I'm accustomed to using to mount it. There is no other problem, no scraping and the lens functions perfectly.
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QuoteOriginally posted by TaiChiTom Quote
Do the DA Limited lenses tend to fit tighter in the lens mount? I have a DA 40 Limited which requires more twisting energy than I'm accustomed to using to mount it. There is no other problem, no scraping and the lens functions perfectly.
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I think they feel so tight because of their small size: you've got less to hold on to while turning the lens.

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I think its not unusual to have slight variation in tightness in mounts between lens. It is more likely to be the case with a brand new lens. A few years back i bought a brand new Sigma 10-20 that was super tight. I was actually pretty concerned when I first go it and tried it out. However, over time it loosened quite a bit and it really is no different than my other lens now.

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I am pretty sure I agree with what Adam said.

I will get one of the zooms out tomorrow and compare the feel.

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Also, plastic mounts tend to have less resistance when unmounting. And a new lens can be a bit 'tight' at first, but its not a problem.
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I think it's normal.

My DA 15 is a little bit tighter than some other lenses I own, and it may very well be a result of the smaller diameter resulting in less mechanical advantage.

Or maybe it's just a little bit tighter!
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Funny, I've also noticed my DA40 is probably the tightest lens in my collection. Glad to read that mine is not "abnormal". (Or, maybe it's just that both of ours are.)
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all the da's i have (and had) are a little tighter in fit

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