55-200 Loose zoom ring/extend on its own under gravity?

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55-200 Loose zoom ring/extend on its own under gravity?
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Hi folks,

I just got my XF 55-200mm yesterday, and I noticed that the lens would extend on its own under gravity. What I mean is that if I hold the camera in my hand, set the focal length to 55mm, and then tilt it forward by about 45 degrees, the lens would extend on its own to about 57-58mm. If I lower my arm and drop the camera to the side, and then raise it up again, the lens would have extended further to 64-66mm.

I've never owned a telephoto lens before, and I'm not sure if this is expected due to the weight of the lens. It also seems that the zoom ring on my 55-200 is not as stiff as the one on my 18-55, which I've gotten quite used to.

Could you guys please shed some light on this issue? I'd really appreciate it!

 Jianan Li's gear list:Jianan Li's gear list
Fujifilm X-T2 Fujifilm XF 18-55mm F2.8-4 R LM OIS Fujifilm XF 55-200mm F3.5-4.8 R LM OIS
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