Wobble in Front End of 18-55 Lens Barrel?

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Wobble in Front End of 18-55 Lens Barrel?
Jan 10, 2011

Do you Guys find that the entire front end of your 18-55mm Sony NEX zoom has a considerable amount of "play" or side-to-side wobble in it especially noticable when zoomed out to the 55mm end? Surely this isn't good? Maybe necessary for manufacturing tolerances or something ?

I remember having a Canon 28-135 once that exhibited a similar issue. Is there a purpose for this sloppiness and doesn't it have an adverse effect in IQ?
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