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11-05-2011, 03:39 PM   #1
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Wobbly 18-55 kit lens.

The 18-55 kit lens that went with my new K-5, is so wobbly that the image in the viewfinder moves. This can't be normal or can it?

The camera house seems okay, both mechanically and electronically.

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11-05-2011, 04:56 PM   #2
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Is it wobbly where it attaches to the camera mount?

Is the zoom wobbly or is the focus wobbly?

The focus on my 18-55WR isn't fantastically tight but it doesn't wobble like you describe. The image in the viewfinder is steady.

Sounds like the lens is bad.
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QuoteOriginally posted by Pontax Quote
The 18-55 kit lens that went with my new K-5, is so wobbly that the image in the viewfinder moves. This can't be normal or can it?
Yes & no. Pentax QC is loose and sample variation can be great. If it's within the exchange period, try another one in store.
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It is the zoom barrel thats wobbles, especially when the hood is mounted. It actually rattles a little when I take up the camera. The mount is god.

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Sounds like a bad copy of the lens if it's that loose.

Like wlachan says, see if you can exchange it for another copy.
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