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Sep 01, 2011 20:57 |  #1

Hello everyone, I have a quick question. I received my 70-200 is II today and noticed when it is mounted I have a little play when you twist it back and forth. Not up and down or side to side just when I twist. I checked with my 24-105 and it does the same thing. Is this normal? Thanks


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Sep 01, 2011 21:00 |  #2

very common. There are actually a few threads here raising these same concerns.


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Sep 01, 2011 21:01 as a reply to  @ Scatterbrained's post |  #3

Ok didnt do a search here because didnt really know what to call it. Thanks


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Sep 01, 2011 22:06 |  #4

I wouldn't know what to search for so hey, asking here in the Camera sub-forum is cool!

As far as the bit of "wiggle-room" sure, it's normal and to be expected -- after all we mount and unmout by twisting it back and forth. If there was no "wiggle room" at all we'd have complaints pile up about lenses that would refuse to mount!

Anyway, somewhere in the mound of camera/lens specs, there will be a spec for this -- tolerance that has been tested and is allowed,


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Sep 02, 2011 06:26 |  #5

As your body gets used more, the mount does get worn down thru lens change and what not. This is normal, and the contact pins do accommodate for this movement.


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Sep 02, 2011 18:06 |  #6

I searched for this on POTN a while back when i got my 400 5.6 and one guy had called up canon. They said something to the affect of "if there was no wiggle room then there would be excess stress on the camera mount which could cause mount failure."


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Sep 02, 2011 18:09 |  #7

Pretty common, nothing to worry about. Half my lenses have play in them, the other half are tight as a drum.




  
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Sep 02, 2011 19:16 |  #8

Hmm strange i was just wondering the same, happens on both my 5dmk2 and 550d, glad its no real issue :)




  
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