Here's the fix forthe 18-200 Lens creep

Started May 2, 2007 | Discussions thread
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Re: Here's the fix forthe 18-200 Lens creep - question
In reply to Photogenics FP, Dec 10, 2007

sorry but I don't quite get it (even after looking at your pbase photos) - is the ring supposed to compress (go over) the outer zoom barrel or act as a bit of a back stop to it (by riding on the inner barrel and therefore holding the outer barrel)?

(I have an older Nikon manual lens that has this issue and I'm not familiar with the 18-200 design)


Photogenics FP wrote:


I have a very simple solution to the zoom creep that users of this
lens seem to complain about.

I simply went to a hardware store with the lense and selected a
neoprene 'O'-ring that fit the lenns ring as shown in the attached

The ring simply provides a little friction at the joint of the lens
body and the zoom ring. It is small enough that it does not get inthe
way of shooting, and yet does the job so perfectly. The cost was only
$1.00, so I purchase 3 and handed them out to friends who also use
this lens. They all ended up quite happy at this simple solution.

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