70-300 DO sticky zoom from 70-100mm

Started Sep 30, 2004 | Discussions thread
William Castleman
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Re: Two features to handle: Creep + Stiff
In reply to Steven-T, Oct 1, 2004

Steven-T wrote:

It creeps: use the Zoom lock
It stiffs (particularly close to 100): point slightly downward to
Zoom out. Zoom in is never a problem (to me!).

The zoom only locks at 70mm. It would be better if the lens zoom action were dampened, but not so stiff as to prevent movement with slight pressure. The lens is relatively heavy for its compact size, so this is probabably difficult to engineer.

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