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Canon 24-105mm Lens Creep Issue

 
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Feb 25, 2014 01:43 |  #1

Is this an issue with recent versions of the lens? I recall it being the case a couple of years ago, but have noticed my 24-105 has begun to creep down (zoom out) when at certain angles aiming up (I have no idea if it zooms out while facing down).

I looked through Canon's website to do a repair, and it seems as if I'm supposed to package and ship the lens on my own, even with it being under warranty.

Is that normal? Just about anything electronic I've ever owned they've shipped a box and everything to me so it was properly packaged. Am I doing something wrong? Or is Canon cheap like that?

If I have to buy stuff, what exactly do you suggest sending it in so that it's protected? Do they reimburse the cost?



  
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Feb 25, 2014 13:46 |  #2

I keep looking around and it looks like they don't offer the shipping service, which again is disappointing when you pay so much for something.

Does anyone have any suggestions on how to ship the lens. As far as protection goes. Would like to make sure it's protected on the way there and back.



  
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Feb 25, 2014 13:49 |  #3

Pack it in bubble wrap two layers then enough newspaper crumpled to fill the the corners of whatever box you ship it in. The key is to make sure you have sufficient insurance to cover the potential loss. Contact canon for a service request before you send it.




  
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Feb 25, 2014 14:03 |  #4

Yeah I just filled it out. I hate the insurance stuff simply because USPS screwed me once. Will UPS/Fedex actually live up to the insurance or just give you whatever they feel is adequate?



  
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Feb 25, 2014 14:20 |  #5

ShutterAttack wrote in post #16715480 (external link)
Is this an issue with recent versions of the lens?

Yes. Mine is six months old and has just started zooming out when pointed down at the subject. I am a little disappointed.


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Feb 25, 2014 22:06 |  #6

google 24-105 zoom creep
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Feb 25, 2014 23:10 |  #7

Had it after owning the lens for a while. Sent it in for another reason and I had them adjust it. It was good for a while but it came back. I wish I had better news.


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Feb 26, 2014 00:04 |  #8

You should see this 28-135 I have. Point it facing down, lens fully zooms out. Point it up, lens fully zooms in. Not slowly either.




  
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Feb 26, 2014 00:08 as a reply to  @ the flying moose's post |  #9

wrap a rubber band around it. fixed.


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