24-70mm - lack of smoothness while zooming

Started Oct 20, 2012 | Discussions thread
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24-70mm - lack of smoothness while zooming
Oct 20, 2012

Hi all,

I've just purchased a new 24-70mm f/2.8 - and have noticed that it makes a slight noise and I can feel slight resistance when zooming.

I've read about the 'grinding' issue on a number of forums - I'm not sure whether what I'm experiencing would constitute grinding, but it certainly doesn't have the smoothness of all other zooms that I have.

Is this something that other people have experienced? I don't want to go through the palarva of returning the lens if this is normal, but equally I don't want to have a defected lens - especially with the price that I paid!

Any thoughts would be most welcome.

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