Lumix 100-300mm rough zoom?

Started Apr 8, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Lumix 100-300mm rough zoom?
Apr 8, 2013

Found some time to give it a proper workout today but it left me wanting to get rid of it. I don't know if it's just my lens though, do others of you that use it find the zoom stiff and notchy?

Zooming in on my subject is fine, but when you need to back off a little it's terrible, to the point of being unusable. I have to really grab it with two fingers and thumb to move it and when it does it's very notchy.

Now here's the weird part, if I turn the camera on either side or upside down it's fine!

Here's a few pictures, only I messed up as I had the digital teleconverter turned on.

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