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Feb 17, 2011 21:19 |  #1

This is about the non-IS version by the way.

I just received a used one, and I am noticing the zoom ring seems to be very easy to turn. I feel absolutely no resistance- almost like I could turn it easily with a pipe cleaner or something. Sorry, I was trying to think of something that most people could picture in their mind. LOL

I am very new to DSLR's, but I want to make sure this won't cause problems in the future, and it's not indicating something more serious. It's not so bad that it turns on its own though.

Thanks in advance for the help!

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Feb 17, 2011 22:23 |  #2

Nobody? I know I'm a "newb" around here but help a brother out! :D


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Feb 17, 2011 22:32 |  #3

If it turns freely and smoothly thats a good thing.




  
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Feb 17, 2011 23:04 |  #4

I was actually really surprised with the quality of the zoom ring on the version that I tested. I mean I don't see it being accidentally knocked out of place but it had a nice, quality, and frictionless feel to it.


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Feb 17, 2011 23:24 |  #5

Ok thanks guys. Like I said, I bought it used so I wanted to be safe and return it if need be. I guess since I was expecting some friction, it surprised me when there was none! I think I'm going to like this thing.

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Feb 18, 2011 15:09 |  #6

My zoom ring turns very easily. The focus ring has slightly more resistance, but it's still easy to turn.

Sounds like your lens is fine.


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Feb 18, 2011 15:48 |  #7

number six wrote in post #11869188 (external link)
My zoom ring turns very easily. The focus ring has slightly more resistance, but it's still easy to turn.

Sounds like your lens is fine.

Yeah that's the same deal with mine- focus ring has a VERY slight resistance. By the way, are there two versions of this lens? (MkI and MkII)


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Feb 18, 2011 15:55 |  #8

JHaegs wrote in post #11869383 (external link)
Yeah that's the same deal with mine- focus ring has a VERY slight resistance. By the way, are there two versions of this lens? (MkI and MkII)

No, the only 70-200 with a MKII is the 2.8 IS.




  
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