Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

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Ari Aikomus
Ari Aikomus Veteran Member • Posts: 8,868
Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

Hi,

I really like my Sigma 17-70/2.8-4.5 lens with K-5, it's sharp, its bokeh a surprisingly pleasant - all in one it's very useful & versatile lens...

...but there is only one drawback which I really do not like - and it's "Zoom creep"!

Yes - the tendency to extend under lense's own weight when pointed downwards (or collapse when pointed upwards).

Then one day I found such a product from eBay - LENS BAND:
http://lensband.com/

...And I decided to try it. It was really inexpensive accessory, just a few dollars.

It fits nicely on the Sigma 17-70:

...And when you want to prevent the zoom creep, you will need to pull it sideways like this:

Works quite well! And is not too cumbersome.

That's it. I just wanted to share this my nice experience ;-D
I may purchase another for my Sigma 170-500 too (larger size one).

cheers,

Ari

Couple of pics more..

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