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06-11-2008, 12:47 PM   #1
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Sigma 10-20mm stiff zoom?

So I finally got my Sigma 10-20mm in my hot little hands, but I've noticed that the zoom ring is quite a lot stiffer than my other lenses (though the only ring-zoom lens I have is the kit lens).

It zooms smoothly, I don't hear any grinding or anything, and the tension is even throughout the zoom range... it's just very stiff. Is this just how the lens is, or should I start looking at my warranty?

06-11-2008, 12:49 PM   #2
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mine is pretty stiff

but then again its mostly stuck at 10mm anyway .

but yeah i wouldnt worry about it.
06-11-2008, 12:56 PM   #3
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I got mine about a fortnight ago and it's quite stiff too, I wouldn't fret about it...
06-11-2008, 01:13 PM   #4
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Whew! Thanks for the responses guys. Almost everything about this lens feels much different from my others; the rubberized coating, the big, big front element. I'm actually going to need a new bag because of this lens!

06-11-2008, 01:17 PM   #5
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Mine is pretty smooth actually. Infact, I am surprised at how quick and quiet it is.
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Mine is pretty smooth. No stiffness at all, though yes, DA 18-55 zooms easier...
06-12-2008, 07:23 AM   #7
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It's a little stiff, but nothing to worry about it. I had this lens in Pentax mount and now Canon mount. Great lens! Enjoy it

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