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24-105 f/4 L lens question

 
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Jan 24, 2013 22:43 |  #1

Hey everyone,

I recently acquired a 24-105!

I love it. It's my favorite lens I have owned so far,

One thing I noticed while casually holding my camera is that when it's set to 35mm, and I hold the camera body so that the lens is facing straight up, the lens creeps down to 24mm on it's own due to it's weight,

Is this normal?

I don't think I would ever need to point it straight up unless I wanted to do a star-gaze shot, but I was wondering if this is something I should have canon see if they can fix or if it is just normal.

Thanks!


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Jan 24, 2013 22:46 |  #2

Not normal, but it does happen. Some lenses are tighter, some get loose. Sounds like you have a loose one. You can have Canon look at it but it will cost unless you got it new and it's still on warranty.


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Jan 24, 2013 22:47 |  #3

Ok cool! Thanks for the rapid reply!!

I don't think I'll worry about it - too much of a hassle to send it in :)


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Jan 24, 2013 22:47 as a reply to  @ gjl711's post |  #4

Mine does it too!
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Jan 24, 2013 22:49 |  #5

Mine was uncomfortably tight when I bought it new. It came with the 5D3 kit. After 6 months of use, it's much looser and more comfortable to use. Although it doesn't creep when held facing straight up or down, I'm sure it'll get there in another 6 months.


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Jan 24, 2013 22:53 |  #6

It's not a serious issue as it will not affect you IQ, but it can be annoying at times.


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Jan 24, 2013 23:14 |  #7

If you have any LieStrong bracelets, you can use them to stop the zoom creep. This is my go-to backpacking lens, and the first time I went hiking with it, it drove me batty. I ended up using one of my wife's hair ties. Now I have a thick rubber band.


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Jan 25, 2013 02:58 |  #8

Mine did it too, but, you can hold the zoom ring steady, and then the barrell will not move. :)


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Jan 25, 2013 04:12 |  #9

I've heard some people have this 'issue' with this lens but mine is quite tight and I've used it for thousands of shots over the last few years. It must be a manufacturing tolerance thing I guess.
Only other thing may be the sort of temperatures it get used in?


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