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07-23-2013, 12:47 PM   #1
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FA 28-105 F4-5.6 powerzoom lens slide missing

I love this lens but I have a problem with the powerzoom slide. The slide broke off and I'm asking if I can cover up the empty space with some tape and continue to use the lens on my 100D camera body working manually.
I do not need the powerzoom features.. The slide I'm speaking about is the one that has the following lettering just above it: P A - AS (the P and the A are underlined on the lens).
Would really appreciate help with this because I really love using this very fine lens. Freddy

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The slide is completely unnecessary, it only selects what power zoom mode you want to use. Power zoom is turned on or off by sliding the zoom ring anyway.

Mine has the slider, but is missing the button. That is a very common problem with these lenses.
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I put tape over the small gaps that go to the inside of the lens, then filled up the hole with epoxy. If I knew how to tint the epoxy it would have looked slightly better.
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FA 28-105 F4-5.6 powerzoom lens slide missing

Hey guys, thanks your your replies. Dave: I still have the slide but without the button. Do you think I could line the whole space under the slide and then just pour in some glue to fasten the slide in place so it will never fall out.
Where the button hole is I'll just fill in the hole with black magic marker or a bit of paint. What do you guys think. Freddy

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QuoteOriginally posted by Just1MoreDave Quote
I put tape over the small gaps that go to the inside of the lens, then filled up the hole with epoxy. If I knew how to tint the epoxy it would have looked slightly better.
I did the same with my 28-80 that I got for $10 but my 28-105 is still intact. The switch is very fragile, but in a DSLR does nothing. On a PZ1 however the switch is important for picking other things like power zoom during exposure, image size tracking or what other modes the lens and PZ1 had when coupled together.
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