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Sep 12, 2014 16:05 |  #1

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I've had my Canon 24-105 for a little over two months and I've noticed that when using a BlackRapid strap, the lens tends to loosen up when pointed down. Contrary to my other lenses like the 70-300 or 18-135 STM, there's no lock to keep the zoom in place. So now when I'm walking, the lens extends without even touching it...
I've read that this is a pretty common flaw of the 24-105. I guess my only option is to send it back to canon for adjustement? :confused:


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Sep 12, 2014 16:07 |  #2

It's just going to keep happening; there's no harm in it, just learn to deal with it.


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Sep 12, 2014 16:13 as a reply to  @ TheInfamousGreedo's post |  #3

Mine does it too. As long as it doesn't start free moving while its on a tripod, its not worth my time to try and fix it.


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Sep 12, 2014 16:35 |  #4

bust out the rubber band lol.

Seriously I quit using my black rapid strap. I just hand hold mine with a mexican death grip lock method.


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Sep 12, 2014 17:11 |  #5

My 24-105L was immune to zoom creep for some years, but now at ~6 years old it just zips to 105mm as soon as I take my hand off it. Kind of typical for extending zooms I think.


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Sep 13, 2014 11:34 as a reply to  @ JeffreyG's post |  #6

Same here. I just use one of those rubber livestrong type bracelets on it. Straddle the band on the zoom ring and the lens housing.


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Sep 13, 2014 17:47 |  #7

I use two O-rings, one large and one small, to solve the lens creep on my 15-85. The large one rolls in and out of place and works like a lens lock both for carrying and when I'm shooting something that requires I tilt the camera down.


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Sep 14, 2014 04:54 |  #8

Same here 24-105 getting loosing and loosing ...
But under water it become practical, i just shake the housing downward or backward to extend or retract the lens :lol: :lol:


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Sep 14, 2014 05:48 |  #9

Include mine... Keeps on extending when pointed downwards. But its working fine.




  
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Sep 14, 2014 10:24 as a reply to  @ Jiggo0109's post |  #10

Those 'sqrunchy' things girls wear in their hair will stop the lens creep and you will hardly know it's there.


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Sep 14, 2014 10:24 as a reply to  @ ebiggs's post |  #11

BTW, they even come in black at Walmart.


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Sep 14, 2014 10:30 |  #12

What you need is one of those silicone wristbands, like they used for all the charities now. Get a black one and you'll hardly even notice it. They work great.

The 28-135 has the same problem, but not anymore. I have one.

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Sep 14, 2014 18:25 |  #13

ebiggs and EOS-Mike: Where should we place the bands you mentioned? Focusing ring or zoom ring?




  
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Sep 14, 2014 20:02 |  #14

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17154255 (external link)
ebiggs and EOS-Mike: Where should we place the bands you mentioned? Focusing ring or zoom ring?

As I said on my post, straddle the zoom ring and the lens housing with the charity band.


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Sep 14, 2014 20:11 |  #15

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17154255 (external link)
ebiggs and EOS-Mike: Where should we place the bands you mentioned? Focusing ring or zoom ring?

hw_ wrote in post #17154433 (external link)
As I said on my post, straddle the zoom ring and the lens housing with the charity band.

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