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17-55mm EF-S lens creep is really p1ss1ng me off..

 
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Nov 24, 2013 03:48 |  #1

Just been on my hols with the wife but was scared of taking my new 5d mk3 so took my 60d with 17-55mm EF-S 2.8 ... The lens creep on that thing is so bad when putting it back in the camera bag face down that I just want rid of it.. Anyone else had this ??


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Nov 24, 2013 03:59 |  #2

They're known for lens creep, mines guilty a bit, not too bad, it doesn't bother me really. ( I'm sure I've seen a rubber band you can use to stop lens creep )


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Nov 24, 2013 05:14 |  #3

h14nha wrote in post #16475859 (external link)
They're known for lens creep, mines guilty a bit, not too bad, it doesn't bother me really. ( I'm sure I've seen a rubber band you can use to stop lens creep )

Still pissed off :confused:


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Nov 24, 2013 06:49 |  #4

I had the lens years ago. I kind of liked the lens creep. It made me forget about the dust inside the lens. Actually, these issues pissed me off as well. Then I did an IQ test between the 17-55mm at 55mm vs the 60mm 2.8. The 60mm blew the zoom out of the water, so I sold the zoom and moved on.




  
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Nov 24, 2013 07:18 as a reply to  @ nightcat's post |  #5

More frustrated than pissed.

I've often thought about buying some damping grease, the stuff that's used on microscope focus gears to add friction. Has anyone tried this approach? (it would obviously require disassembling the lens...)


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Nov 24, 2013 07:24 |  #6

Lens zoom creep is one of the major reasons that's stopped me buying the Canon 15-85, 17-55.
I used to own an EFS 18-200 and hated the creep so much so that I sold it after a couple of months... Yes I know I could lock it a 18mm, but I don't want to constantly lock/unlock it, or sometimes I want to "lock" it at maybe 200mm.

Strangely I have never had any zoom creep on the 18-55 or 55-250 lenses, and these are the cheapest zooms Canon sells.
Also owned a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and that never creeped either.


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Nov 24, 2013 09:20 |  #7

PH68 wrote in post #16476020 (external link)
Lens zoom creep is one of the major reasons that's stopped me buying the Canon 15-85, 17-55.
I used to own an EFS 18-200 and hated the creep so much so that I sold it after a couple of months... Yes I know I could lock it a 18mm, but I don't want to constantly lock/unlock it, or sometimes I want to "lock" it at maybe 200mm.

Strangely I have never had any zoom creep on the 18-55 or 55-250 lenses, and these are the cheapest zooms Canon sells.
Also owned a Tamron 17-50 f/2.8 and that never creeped either.

The 18-55 and 55-250 have more friction due to the fact that the zoom system is tied into the AF - the barrel moves during focus. Also, the lenses have very light elements.

The 17-55's main element is huge and heavy.

Honestly I don't understand the hatred for lens creep. Unless it is creeping on a tripod so you can't maintain focus, who cares...you normally use the zoom to frame your next shot anyway.


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Nov 24, 2013 10:14 |  #8

It's getting to be annoying for me, too. I came across this rubber band (external link) you can put on the lens. Has anyone seen one or used one? Or just tried a regular rubber band?
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Nov 24, 2013 10:19 |  #9

First world problems!... :rolleyes:

There are countless photographers around the world for whom the EF-S 17-55 is an unattainable dream and here we are talking about creep...

Or hating the need to lock the 18-200 at 18...

I guess some people hate the safety in their guns too...:eyes


Sometimes we need to pause and get some perspective...


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Nov 24, 2013 10:23 as a reply to  @ MakisM1's post |  #10

Sounds like my 28-135.


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Nov 24, 2013 10:43 |  #11

Mine is fine with no creeping problem so far.


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Nov 24, 2013 10:52 |  #12

I use two O-rings: one large, one small. That solved the problem on my 15-85.


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Nov 24, 2013 12:35 as a reply to  @ Phoenixkh's post |  #13

No creep in mine (yet), in fact, it's a little stiff but smooth. Maybe I got lucky?...............


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Nov 24, 2013 14:04 |  #14

My creep came with time.. I have had my lens 2years..
I have FF now so might Just use my 16-35mm on crop instead and flog the 17-55. Not to mention The quality between the two being worlds apart.


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Nov 24, 2013 15:01 |  #15

MakisM1 wrote in post #16476312 (external link)
First world problems!... :rolleyes:

There are countless photographers around the world for whom the EF-S 17-55 is an unattainable dream and here we are talking about creep...

Or hating the need to lock the 18-200 at 18...

I guess some people hate the safety in their guns too...:eyes


Sometimes we need to pause and get some perspective...

That's a bit silly ... so those with the early 5D IIIs with light leak issues or a Nikon D600 with oil spots on the sensor shouldn't complain either? C'mon.

Just thank goodness it wasn't a Sigma 17-55, or we be hearing from the "regulars" about what crap Sigma is, and how those high quality Canon lenses would never creep ...


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