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Torn between Min 500mm Reflex and Min 100-400mm APO

Started Apr 29, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Re: Torn between Min 500mm Reflex and Min 100-400mm APO
In reply to Kzoozoomer, Apr 30, 2013

Kzoozoomer wrote:

The Lens Band is a silicone rubber band (similar to a silicone wristband) that you place overlapping the fixed and turning portions of the lens barrel to prevent or reduce zoom creep.  It's more durable and aesthetically pleasing than using a rubber band.

See http://lensband.com/

I use one on both my CZ 16-80 and my 100-400 APO.  My 100-300 APO D does not creep.  Neither does my Sony 18-250, but I sometimes put an orange Lens Band on it just to make it look sexy!    Even sexier is using my green Heineken wristband, which is almost identical in size to the Lens Band.

Another use I discovered for a Lens Band is holding the clear filter tightly in place on my Minolta 500mm reflex after the flimsy plastic spring knob broke off.  Not sure it was necessary, but I added a couple small strips of velcro to the inside of the Lens Band to make it fit slightly tighter over the lens barrel where the filter inserts.  Problem solved.

Good to know! Thanks.

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