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Sep 15, 2014 01:12 |  #16

A cheap lansband type rubber set will do the trick. I had discussion at Canon Master Service Center and they said, tightening too much can disturb the lens and hence a zoom creep can not be resolved completely.


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Sep 15, 2014 08:59 |  #17

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

Yes just put it by the zoom. You will quickly see where the best place is.
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Sep 15, 2014 09:17 |  #18

ebiggs wrote in post #17155375 (external link)
Yes just put it by the zoom. You will quickly see where the best place is.
BTW, you get about a dozen for a buck at Walmart. A lifetime supply!!!!!!!!!!

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Sep 15, 2014 22:53 |  #19

Well thank you! I still think it's a shame for a lens like that.

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BTW, you get about a dozen for a buck at Walmart. A lifetime supply!!!!!!!!!!

That's good to know. I'll look for those tomorrow.


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Sep 16, 2014 00:47 |  #20

Super easy fix on the 24-105. Peel the rubber around the focus ring back (butter knife works well) , turn the focus ring until the access hole lines up with the screws and tighten the screws a hair. There are several screws around the lens. Keep turning the access hole to find them all. It will tighten right up.


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Sep 16, 2014 01:17 |  #21

carpenter wrote in post #17157491 (external link)
Super easy fix on the 24-105. Peel the focus ring back (butter knife works well)

Are you referring to the rubber ring around the focusing ring? And is it safe to tighten up the screws you mentioned? I was thinking that it might affect the axis of the barrel if the screws are not tightened equally. And doing so, will it also eliminate the wobble of the barrel? Mine does wobble actually.




  
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Sep 16, 2014 06:53 |  #22

carpenter wrote in post #17157491 (external link)
Super easy fix on the 24-105. Peel the focus ring back (butter knife works well) , turn the focus ring until the access hole lines up with the screws and tighten the screws a hair. There are several screws around the lens. Keep turning the access hole to find them all. It will tighten right up.

The focus ring ? not the zoom ring ?


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Sep 16, 2014 07:24 |  #23

Reservoir Dog wrote in post #17157856 (external link)
The focus ring ? not the zoom ring ?

Focus ring. Just pulled down the rubber on mine so you can see.

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Sep 16, 2014 07:27 |  #24

Jiggo0109 wrote in post #17157519 (external link)
Are you referring to the rubber ring around the focusing ring? And is it safe to tighten up the screws you mentioned? I was thinking that it might affect the axis of the barrel if the screws are not tightened equally. And doing so, will it also eliminate the wobble of the barrel? Mine does wobble actually.

I had no problem with mine afterwards. It's been about a year now. Just give them each just a tiny turn. It may feel like you aren't even really tightening them as they may feel tight already, but a tiny turn you can barely tell works great. To be clear though anything you do is at your own risk as I don't want to share blame for anything that may go wrong. .Just wanted to show how I (as well as others) have fixed theirs. (Also not really sure what could go wrong as it's a pretty easy small thing to do, but just in case)


For the record, the process is the same on a 70-200 2.8 IS II (and I am sure other lenses) if the end barrel ever gets loose which they can from heavy use.


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Sep 16, 2014 07:35 |  #25
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TheInfamousGreedo wrote in post #17150651 (external link)
It's just going to keep happening; there's no harm in it, just learn to deal with it.

Ummm, yes there is a harm with it. Many of my Antelope Canyon images were ruined as the lens moved when taking long exposures with the lens pointing up.




  
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Sep 16, 2014 07:39 |  #26

Hogloff wrote in post #17157931 (external link)
Ummm, yes there is a harm with it. Many of my Antelope Canyon images were ruined as the lens moved when taking long exposures with the lens pointing up.


Yup that's the problem with creep. Point it up or down on a tripod and it doesn't stay put.


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Sep 16, 2014 08:43 |  #27

carpenter wrote in post #17157909 (external link)
Focus ring. Just pulled down the rubber on mine so you can see.

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Ho Ok, i thought it was a typo ;)
Thanks a lot for the tips


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Sep 16, 2014 19:10 |  #28

carpenter wrote in post #17157491 (external link)
Super easy fix on the 24-105. Peel the rubber around the focus ring back (butter knife works well) , turn the focus ring until the access hole lines up with the screws and tighten the screws a hair. There are several screws around the lens. Keep turning the access hole to find them all. It will tighten right up.

I have tried this several times on my 24-105. The problem remains. Is there a special trick?
Thanks.


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Sep 16, 2014 20:14 |  #29

Same here; turning the adjustment screws did not have any effect on creep. The rubber band idea is the easiest, and you can adjust how much of the band rubs on the lens body, thus making the drag adjustable.

ldn323 wrote in post #17159548 (external link)
I have tried this several times on my 24-105. The problem remains. Is there a special trick?
Thanks.




  
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Sep 16, 2014 20:18 |  #30

ldn323 wrote in post #17159548 (external link)
I have tried this several times on my 24-105. The problem remains. Is there a special trick?
Thanks.


No special trick I used. I gave all the screws probably less than a quarter turn and it tightened right up. That was a year ago or so. You didn't miss any of the screws did you?

I went back and found the original thread that I had seen on it and it looks like it did not work for a couple people on there as well
http://www.dpchallenge​.com …d&FORUM_THREAD_​ID=1182560 (external link)


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