A lot of lenses creep when they get well used. I have found that the rubber-bands they use to bundle asparagus with work quite well as they are also wide.
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saea501 wrote in post #18516809
If the rubber band is too thick you can put electrical tape around the barrel to add some drag.
See the thread at https://photography-on-the.net …read.php?t=1484159&page=2 and specifically my comments (response #18) and what others have added relative to the tape fix. Tape works, and it can work well, but in time it may introduce a new and more difficult issue.
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hajhafang wrote in post #18516750
A common issue for the first generation so Canon adds a zoom lock on the second.
It's painful when you set everything ready and just before clicking the shutter, the lens slides down.
What I really want from Canon is a focal length lock so I can lock the zoom lens to a fixed focal length, say, 35 mm or 85 mm, instead of zooming it every time to a marked angle.
Like the 100-400 L IS Dust Pump I still have......
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I use O-rings instead of rubber bands. Sometimes I use a small one and a large one like on the 15-85. The small one stays in place and the large one rolls in and out of the crease. So it locks firmly when the large O-ring is in place.
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As an FYI Canon can tighten the zoom. They did mine when I sent it in for another reason although I thought the zoom tension was OK.
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When I had my EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS USM, it didn't creep to begin with. But after a few years of use, it started to creep when held vertical. Now it has commited electronic suicide, so I replaced it with the EF 24-105 mm f/4L IS II USM, which has a zoom lock at 24 mm. But only there. It's not creeping either, not yet.