Anybody had problems with a Panasonic 100-400mm recently?

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Anybody had problems with a Panasonic 100-400mm recently?
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12-18 months ago there were multiple threads about the stiffness of the zoom ring on the 100-400mm and a few about problems with the tripod mount.  In the last 10 months or so, I can't remember seeing any threads about zoom stiffness and only one about a tripod problem.

Is this an indication that the zoom ring issue has been fixed in new lenses?  I would certainly hope so.

I have had my 100-400mm for a year now and have no problems with the zoom ring.  When zooming while tracking a bird in flight I don't notice the zoom ring at all which, for me, is a very strong indication that the zoom stiffness is normal.

On a related issue (triggered by this article about the visit to the Panasonic factory), does anybody know whether the 100-400mm can yet be repaired in the US without having to return it to Japan?

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