AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm Zoom Ring Stiff at 100-300mm

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AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm Zoom Ring Stiff at 100-300mm
4 months ago

I recently purchased a refurbished (by Nikon, sold by Adorama.com) AF-S Nikkor 55-300mm f/4.5-5.6G ED DX VR lens. When zooming between 55 & 100mm, the zoom ring is very fluid and easy to turn; however when zooming between 100 & 300mm, the zoom ring gets stiffer. While, it is something I can live with and isn't unbearable, it is a noticeable difference. I was curious if this was normal for a telephoto, or something ordinary for this lens. Also, being refurbished by Nikon, I would think that if it was an issue they wouldn't resell it.

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