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

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Ari Aikomus
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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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ozdean
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Re: Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

Handy to know Ari.
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Ari Aikomus
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Re: Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

ozdean wrote:

Handy to know Ari.

Yep, I hope so

This "Zoom creep" phenomenon might not be the world's worst problem, but sometimes when you really want to keep zoom lens in a particular selected focal length , then this band can help.

Of course, basicly, this "Lens Band" is just a simple rubber band (perhaps easy to do as DIY work too)... But in all its simplicity, it's well made product - and not too costly.

Happy shootings,

Ari "the rubber man" Aikomus

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LFLee Contributing Member • Posts: 610
Re: Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

I can't help but think it is a completely ripped off product... you can get those band free or make a $0.50 donation to some organization get those rubber band....

There is also a post some time ago where you can buy these rubber band with 'Pentax' on it on ebay...

Lee

Ari Aikomus
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Re: Lens Band - how do you stop zoom creep? (Sigma 17-70)

Thanx Lee ;->

LFLee wrote:

I can't help but think it is a completely ripped off product... you can get those band free or make a $0.50 donation to some organization get those rubber band....

There is also a post some time ago where you can buy these rubber band with 'Pentax' on it on ebay...

Yep - could be so...I don't know much about these others, but at least this my band works very well. I'm happy

Ari

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