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Feb 12, 2014 16:50 |  #1

Greetings Canonites.

I have a fairly new 5DM3 that I bought a few months back directly from Canon through the refurb program. The camera has been awesome. I recently bout the EF 70-200mm f/2.8L IS II, which is equally as awesome as the body and I couldn't be happier with the results the combination produces.

There is one thing I would like to run by you kind folks, especially those of you who have the same combination. When the lens is attached it feels like there is some rotational play in it. It moves left to right about .5mm or so (in each direction. There is no up and down or back and forth play, only rotational. I called Canon service and the tech tried it with the same set-up as mine while I was on the phone and told me the same thing happened. Are any of you experiencing the same thing?

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Feb 12, 2014 17:27 |  #2

That happens on my 5DmkII and my 135L, but none of my other lenses have that slight rotational play. It doesn't affect the images so I don't worry about it.


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Feb 12, 2014 19:55 |  #3

The 70-200 2.8 II on my 7D has some looseness also. Doesn't seem to hurt the pics though. Love that lens.


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Feb 12, 2014 20:13 |  #4
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I don't have either piece of hardware. I have had 5 Canon bodies and about 25 lenses of various pedigree. Sometimes there is a tiny bit of slop. I don't worry about it. Just make sure the lens isn't going to fall off the camera!


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Feb 12, 2014 22:48 |  #5

Thanks for the replies and feedback. It gives me much more confidence, not only in the equipment but also in Canon's excellent service.

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Feb 12, 2014 22:54 |  #6

All of my lenses do it too


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Feb 13, 2014 02:09 |  #7

scpictaker wrote in post #16685573 (external link)
All of my lenses do it too

Mine too.


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Feb 13, 2014 02:11 |  #8

Normal.


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Feb 13, 2014 02:20 |  #9

All my lenses does it, regardless whit body they are attached to


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Feb 13, 2014 08:00 |  #10

Engineering tolerance - the slightly ovoid drilled hole on the lens mount is slightly larger than the locking pin on the body lens mount ring. This accommodates tiny variations in any lens / body combination. i.e. as others note, it's normal.


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Feb 13, 2014 09:30 |  #11

I would be more worried if there was absolutely no play. You want some play so nothing gets seized that would require extra force to remove.


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Feb 13, 2014 10:20 |  #12

Is this like when you focus and your hand is on the focus ring you kind of feel it move for just a split second right as you start focusing? I have that on mine, same combo as you, if that's what you meant.


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Feb 13, 2014 13:13 |  #13

Perfectly normal. Happened on my old 5D3 and happens on my new 1DX.




  
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Feb 13, 2014 14:41 as a reply to  @ CaPpedDoG's post |  #14

Same on mine. If what you mean is it locks on properly but there is the ability to slightly twist it "within the locked in position".

Pictures are razor sharp so i dont think it is a problem.


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Feb 13, 2014 14:52 |  #15

My 7D and Sigma 150-500 does it, along with my 7D and 24-105. I hate it. Little things like that will drive me nuts.


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