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Question on EF-S 17-55 2.8 IS

 
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Oct 23, 2007 21:50 |  #1

I have a question for those who own this lens. When zooming, does the zoom ring rotate smoothly across the full range, or do you feel varying resistance across the range? Thanks.




  
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Oct 23, 2007 21:56 |  #2

On mine, it varies. Loose between 17-22; tight from 22-55 though there's gradually lesser resistance closer to the 55 end.


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Oct 23, 2007 21:57 |  #3

Mine is smooth through the whole range. Man I love this lens!


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Oct 23, 2007 21:57 |  #4
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Mine rotates smoothly throughout the focal range. And this lens is probably one of the best deals Canon offers for 1.6 crop camera bodies. I just wish it was EF instead of EF-S.



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Oct 23, 2007 22:01 |  #5

I can feel a spot where the extension of the barrel sort of changes the ratio as I move past that spot. Just a feeling. Not smooth like a 17-40L. Amazingly sharp lens and only a little wobbly :-)


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Oct 23, 2007 22:19 |  #6

Thanks for the responses. Looks like there is some variance there. The copy I have seems to behave similar to what rkkwan described. But it takes great pictures, so I guess it is ok. I was wondering if I should send it into Canon while it is still under warranty. But if it ain't broke....




  
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Oct 24, 2007 00:47 |  #7

Mine isn't really smooth and uniform across the entire range either. I never really cared, since I don't think there's anything actually "wrong" with it.


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Oct 24, 2007 00:53 |  #8

samurai wrote in post #4180272 (external link)
I have a question for those who own this lens. When zooming, does the zoom ring rotate smoothly across the full range, or do you feel varying resistance across the range? Thanks.

The resistance equalizes over time, nothing to worry about


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Oct 24, 2007 01:08 |  #9

elader wrote in post #4180344 (external link)
I can feel a spot where the extension of the barrel sort of changes the ratio as I move past that spot ...

What he said ... it is a canon consumer lens after all and so the build quality is average at best. It irritates me every time I use it, but it does take good shots and fills a nice range.


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Oct 24, 2007 03:03 |  #10

rkkwan wrote in post #4180308 (external link)
On mine, it varies. Loose between 17-22; tight from 22-55 though there's gradually lesser resistance closer to the 55 end.

I experience the same thing in similar ranges




  
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Oct 24, 2007 22:39 |  #11

mine does the same also. What i can come out with is that since it's a heavy lens, at 17 and 55mm, the zoom rings feels a bit stiffer so that it'll stop the lens from barrelling out when you're holding it vertically.


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Nov 09, 2007 16:31 as a reply to  @ nairud's post |  #12

Mine is not smooth either.. Hmmm.

forno wrote in post #4181088 (external link)
The resistance equalizes over time, nothing to worry about

Anyone else find that their's smoothed out over time too?


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Nov 09, 2007 16:55 |  #13

Mine rotates smoothly. I have read how sharp this lens is, but I don't think my copy is.


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Nov 09, 2007 16:56 |  #14

Reefbone wrote in post #4285689 (external link)
Anyone else find that their's smoothed out over time too?

Mine smoothed out of the course of a couple of weeks. Slight resistance from 17-22 (nothing drastic), and now it's barely noticeable. I have to turn it VERY slowly to feel the difference, and I definitely don't notice it while I'm shooting. I suspect that it'll be gone completely after a few more weeks, but again, it's so small that I don't notice it, so I'm not concerned :)


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Nov 09, 2007 18:09 |  #15

Mine is slightly tight below 45mm, but it is hardly noticeable. This is my favorite zoom, and probably one of the best normal zooms for a crop.


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