ED 12-60 How do users rate this lens?

Started Oct 14, 2012 | Discussions thread
goblin Veteran Member • Posts: 3,498
Re: ED 12-60 How do users rate this lens?

Durm wrote:

YYou can "lubricate" the lens hood bayonet with dry graphite lube (the easiest way is to use the "lead" of a number 2 pencil (which is bonded graphite not lead) just put the "point" of the pencil in the groove and run it around a few times.

Tried it. Tried teflon lubricants, and whatnot. Eventually it always ends up the same...

The plastic simply reacts to temperature variations differently compared to the lens, and worst of all - it looks like some reactions are irreversible. Or it might be the design of the little "tooth" inside the groove. Don't know which. What I know is that a brand new hood is always butter smooth (but still flimsy), and it goes only downhill from there.

On the other hand, it looks like I've had less problems with the last ones I bought, so it might be that the the latest batches of the lens hood might have been built better than the first ones.

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