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Lens creep on a 15-85

 
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Feb 01, 2012 22:20 |  #31

Mine creeps only when pointed straight up and in the midle of the range. But I have never used it to shoot straight up and if I did I would just hold the barrel.


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Feb 01, 2012 22:32 |  #32

T2i4me wrote in post #13810552 (external link)
Mine creeps only when pointed straight up and in the midle of the range. But I have never used it to shoot straight up and if I did I would just hold the barrel.

Even on a tripod? That solution is not good on long-exposure shots.


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Feb 01, 2012 22:37 |  #33

T2i4me wrote in post #13810552 (external link)
Mine creeps only when pointed straight up and in the midle of the range. But I have never used it to shoot straight up and if I did I would just hold the barrel.

The problem is worse for me shooting up than down. Pointing up I start to get a little creep when the camera is angled around 75 degrees between horizontal and vertical. Pointing downward it doesn't start to creep till its greater then 75 degrees towards vertical. The more the angle is off vertical, the less it creeps.

My only concern is will get a lot worse. I have 30 days to replace this lens and I can try out others before i do, but this one seems optically very good and I may not be so lucky with my next one and it could start to creep in a day or too as well.


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Feb 01, 2012 22:39 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #34

Yep, mine creeps. All of them I've seen that have been used much have some creep. It would have been nice of Canon to add a zoom lock on this lens. Wouldn't have cost much.


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Feb 01, 2012 22:39 |  #35

1Tanker wrote in post #13810601 (external link)
Even on a tripod? That solution is not good on long-exposure shots.

Very true, but do you often shoot straight up on a tripod with a long exposure?


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Feb 01, 2012 22:44 |  #36

mwsilver wrote in post #13810630 (external link)
Very true, but do you often shoot straight up on a tripod with a long exposure?

Yeah, like i said in an earlier post.. i love this lens for architectural shots( ie: church/steeple closeups). I love long exposure 30+ of churches, etc. to get the clouds streaking.


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Feb 01, 2012 22:53 |  #37

1Tanker wrote in post #13810654 (external link)
Yeah, like i said in an earlier post.. i love this lens for architectural shots( ie: church/steeple closeups). I love long exposure 30+ of churches, etc. to get the clouds streaking.

That sounds really interesting but you're not shooting straight up or even close to straight up, correct?


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Feb 01, 2012 23:22 |  #38

mwsilver wrote in post #13810702 (external link)
That sounds really interesting but you're not shooting straight up or even close to straight up, correct?

Sometimes.. more than a 45 degree angle.. wanting to get close at 15mm.. for the distortion. ;)


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Feb 01, 2012 23:42 |  #39

1Tanker wrote in post #13810823 (external link)
Sometimes.. more than a 45 degree angle.. wanting to get close at 15mm.. for the distortion. ;)

OK, but it shouldn't creep at 45 degrees. Does your's?


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Feb 01, 2012 23:54 |  #40

Pointed straight down, mine doesn't creep at all, even with UV filter and hood.
Buuuuuuuuuuutttttttt..​..it takes sharp images :lol:


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Feb 02, 2012 00:22 |  #41

Stone 13 wrote in post #11889618 (external link)
I've owned my 15-85 since launch and mine is still tight as a drum. I can hold it upside down at any fl and it doesn't budge.

Me too, tight and great images to boot.


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Feb 02, 2012 01:02 |  #42

mwsilver wrote in post #13810880 (external link)
OK, but it shouldn't creep at 45 degrees. Does your's?

yeah.. ~45 degrees seems to be the ~tipping point. :confused:


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Feb 02, 2012 09:12 |  #43

1Tanker wrote in post #13811176 (external link)
yeah.. ~45 degrees seems to be the ~tipping point. :confused:

Hmmm! I wouldn't be too happy about that.


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Feb 03, 2012 06:07 as a reply to  @ mwsilver's post |  #44

Just checked mine... significant creep between around 30 to 50mm if pointed straight up or straight down (i.e. it'll go from 30 to 50 or back depending on which way it's pointed). I do have a decent UV filter and lens hood on the end though.

You do need to get beyond about 80 degrees (up to down) for it to move. It's been in reasonably regular use for ~10 months.

However, the reason I had to check is that I've never noticed it field conditions. Occasionally I may point it straight up or down, but I'm generally holding on to it. I've never needed to do a long exposure on a tripod with the lens pointing vertically. If that was your 'thing' then maybe it might be a concern.


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Feb 03, 2012 08:03 |  #45

mwsilver wrote in post #13810547 (external link)
Really? You seem to e one of the few lucky ones. Pointing the lens either straight up or down usually shows creep between around 24mm and 50mm for most people. If it holds its position in that range either facing up or down than you may have a rare one. Even a lot of people who hadn't noticed it before realized they had it when they specifically tested for it.

Yes, really. Most of my shooting is on a relatively horizontal plane which I'm sure helps, but regardless, no creep.


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