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09-18-2019, 07:07 PM   #1
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Stiff focus ring on 18-135mm WR

I recently got a Pentax DA 18-135mm WR on Ebay, and while everything else is great about it except that the manual focus ring is very stiff to move. It's not so stiff that it gets stuck, but I'm unable to do manual focus effectively with it. Autofocus works great, the lens looks clean, and the stiffness is smooth and consistent across the entire focus throw, so I think the problem is a lack of lubrication on the focus ring rather than dirt or a bent lens body. I'm just not sure whether to return the lens or attempt to get this single problem fixed.

09-18-2019, 08:35 PM   #2
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It should not be like that, if that was not disclosed you should contact the seller to send it back or adjust the price. It could be some internal damage that could get worse.
09-18-2019, 10:21 PM   #3
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Can be a loose screw, which will only get worse. Probably easily fixed, but it might be best to return it.

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