Noise from the 55-135 zoom

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dshombert Forum Member • Posts: 70
Noise from the 55-135 zoom

I bought a used copy of the Leica 55-135/3.5-4.5 lens recently. It's in excellent condition, no signs of ever having  been abused or anything, and the images seem fine. But it makes a soft ch-ch-ch noise when the zoom ring is turned.  If the camera (a CL) is turned off, there's no noise and the zoom ring turns very smoothly.  I did a search on this and found a discussion on a Leica forum in which half of the participants said their lens did the same thing and the other half said theirs did not.  One person reported that he contacted Leica about it and they said it is NOT normal.  Does anyone here have any thoughts or experience on this problem (if it really is one)?  Thanks.

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