loose lense

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  1. rmphoto

    rmphoto TPF Noob!

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    Ive got a 35-100mm lense that seems to be loose.

    If I have the camera pointed downward or upward the lense slides down or up resulting in lose of focus.

    Is there any known way of tightening up a zoom lense?
     
  2. Karalee

    Karalee hOtLiPs!

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    If its a push pull zoom system I believe those lenses are just like that.
     
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    Hmm... That lens needs an adjustment. No zoom lens should do that if pointed up or down. I would contact a camera repair shop and ask them about tightening one of the inner rings/seals.
     
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    How old is this lens. I have a Sigma for 87 that does this. Final replaced it about 8 years ago.
     
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    thats just the way those lenses end up. The more you use them the looser they get. A repair shop could referbish it but not sure if it would be worth it.
     
  6. rmphoto

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    not sure how old it is... it looks fairly new.

    so is there no home fixes anyone knows about?
     
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    BLU TACK, may not be a permanent fix but hey, it does the job.

    Btw - rmphoto, ur website has some brilliant photos on, good job
     
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    actually ive been using a piece of tape to keep it set... but it gets annoying having to readjust it always.

    thanks for the kind words, i just got it finished yesterday. funny people dont like to use the commenter thingie i have on it.

    thanks!
     

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