Canon EF-S 17-85mm zoom creep/loose barrel

Started Aug 6, 2012 | Discussions thread
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
manhattan917
New MemberPosts: 6
Like?
Canon EF-S 17-85mm zoom creep/loose barrel
Aug 6, 2012

Hi, I need advice on whether to keep this lens, the Canon EF-S 17-85mm f/4-5.6 IS USM Just got it used, and have the option to return. The problem is it has major zoom creep. If it's pointing down, and you jostle it even a tiny bit, the zoom creeps, drops, all the way open.

So far in other respects the lens seems sharp and in good operating order, except for the loose barrel. I got it for a pretty decent price, so my question is, should I just get a "lens band" to deal with the zoom creep, or should I return it and get one I can inspect in person first (this was an ebay purchase).

Thanks

ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Flat view
ForumParentFirstPreviousNextNext unread
Keyboard shortcuts:
FForum PPrevious NNext WNext unread UUpvote SSubscribe RReply QQuote BBookmark post MMy threads
Color scheme? Blue / Yellow