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Jul 20, 2015 12:47 |  #1

I purchased a new 5D3 with 24-105. I've never had a problem with lens creep in the past but noticed this 24-105 zooms out when facing down. Would you send it back or just keep it?




  
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Jul 20, 2015 12:50 |  #2

I would send it back. It'll probably get worse.


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Jul 20, 2015 14:38 |  #3

I got one (same thing, with a 5D3 body) about a month ago. Zero creep, up or down, checked at a few different zoom levels. I'd try to swap it.


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Jul 21, 2015 08:47 |  #4

If it doesn't have creep now it will have it soon. Creep is standard equipment on this lens and the fact that they didn't put a lock on it makes it especially annoying.


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Jul 21, 2015 09:04 |  #5

Hmm.. I have a 24-105 that is probably more than 6 years old now and it does not creep. I would send it back for sure.


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Jul 21, 2015 09:04 |  #6

You will never solve it. Mine had it for 6 years. 4 years into ownership I sent it in for servicing and asked service to adjust for the creep. Worked great for a few months and then came back. My 24-70 II has a lock for that.


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Jul 21, 2015 10:22 |  #7
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I have a 24-105 STM. It is sharper than the 24-105, at any settings. It has less distortion at the wide end. It is 1/3 stop faster at the wide end. It is boat-loads sharper at the long end. It has much improved IS. It cost 1/2 the price of a used 24-105L. STM focus during video is hugely improved with STM lenses, even on cameras without DPAF. And (drum-roll, please) it has a zoom-lock. And the price I pay for all of that is: it is 1-stop slower aperture at the long end. My 6D can handle that. Just sayin'... :)


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Jul 21, 2015 12:11 |  #8

GeoKras1989 wrote in post #17638965 (external link)
I have a 24-105 STM. It is sharper than the 24-105, at any settings. It has less distortion at the wide end. It is 1/3 stop faster at the wide end. It is boat-loads sharper at the long end. It has much improved IS. It cost 1/2 the price of a used 24-105L. STM focus during video is hugely improved with STM lenses, even on cameras without DPAF. And (drum-roll, please) it has a zoom-lock. And the price I pay for all of that is: it is 1-stop slower aperture at the long end. My 6D can handle that. Just sayin'... :)

A little off topic but I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the 55-250 STM for my trip to Europe this fall. I have been reading very good things about the STM lenses.


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Jul 22, 2015 02:35 |  #9

I had a similar experience to Digital Paradise... Except my lens went in for service after 1 year and I was told that they couldn't (wouldn't?) fix the zoom creep. That was Canon New Zealand... You might have better luck dealing with Canon in a first world country.




  
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Jul 22, 2015 06:30 as a reply to  @ Kiwi Sean's post |  #10

Mine has a bit o zoom creep between 24-70mm, but only when pointed down.
I took it to Canon CPS and they got it solved, but it reappeared a few month back.

As far as I know, it's not solvable. The lens is a 4x zoom, f4 with lot's of heavy elements inside. Period.

Canon says same users actually prefer them with the zoom creep, since the zoom ring is smoother. ;)




  
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Jul 22, 2015 15:28 |  #11

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A little off topic but I'm pretty sure I'll be getting the 55-250 STM for my trip to Europe this fall. I have been reading very good things about the STM lenses.

Yeah, I keep correcting people who say that they're mostly for video users. Great build, great value. I kinda want to get a 7D2 just to make proper use of my 18-135...

I'd have been all over the 24-105 STM if they had kept it at f/4.


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Jul 22, 2015 16:12 |  #12

just took mine out of the camera drawer and shook it around a bit upside down, zero creep.

lens is 2 years old.

the zoom is a little stiffer at 24 than 70-105 even zoomed in a bit and shook around there was no creep.


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Jul 22, 2015 16:56 |  #13

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just took mine out of the camera drawer and shook it around a bit upside down, zero creep.

lens is 2 years old.

the zoom is a little stiffer at 24 than 70-105 even zoomed in a bit and shook around there was no creep.

Have you walked around for a an hour or so with the lens pointing down? Mine creeped when I was mot testing it for creep.


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Jul 22, 2015 17:17 |  #14

I got this and it solved the lens creep issue.

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Jul 22, 2015 17:38 |  #15

digital paradise wrote in post #17640694 (external link)
Have you walked around for a an hour or so with the lens pointing down? Mine creeped when I was mot testing it for creep.

no way of saying this with out it sounding like i'm a wise ass :D that's not my intention, but, i don't walk around for an hour with my camera on my neck pointing down. I would put it in my bag if not shooting.

i shook it pretty hard, harder than i would be probably be walking … and just did it again … no creep. I have taken this lens on hikes up the Blue Ridge Mountains and not noticed the issue.

I have an old 70-210 that will quickly go from 70-120 as soon as you turn it downward. Past that it is not as likely to creep unless shaken hard. I don't expect a 20+ year old lens to be perfect.

i guess what i am trying to say is that if your 24-105 just flops around as you are trying to compose a shot below you, send it back. If you have to jostle it around for a few minutes to get it to creep, and it bothers you, you need to get a lens with an internal zoom mechanism.


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