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Looking for some pictures which certainly demonstrating this problem on Nikkor lenses. I am about to purchase the lens and want to be able to distinguish.

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textually.org/picturephoning/… Zoom creeps ;) –  Dreamager Dec 16 '11 at 11:02

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I own an 18-200 VR and it has a bit of creep. If I have the camera hanging on a strap with the lens pointing down, it will sometimes slowly extend out to 200mm. If I have it at 18mm, it will usually stay put, but if it's at 50mm or so, it may exhibit the creep. It's not a big deal to me.

Here's a video:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=I5FmLiXiEx0

The zoom creep occurs (on the Nikon 18-200mm) when the lens is pointing more or less straight up or down. In normal shooting mode, where the camera is horizontal, it won't be an issue.

There is a lock on the lens at 18mm. So you can lock it for walking around.

Mine only creeps when I have the lens cap and (relatively heavy) polarising filter on. With those removed, it will only creep if I really shake the camera.

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Looks terrible to me... really hope my D7000 has zoom lock to overcome this. –  Pablo Dec 16 '11 at 11:43
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I have the same lens and this is not a problem for me. It only happens when the camera is worn, not when I am shooting. When I pick it up for a shot, I am likely to change the zoom anyway, according to the desired composition. –  rumtscho Dec 16 '11 at 11:51
    
anyway, thanks guys –  Pablo Dec 16 '11 at 12:05
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Any zoom lock would be on the lens, not the camera body. –  MikeW Dec 16 '11 at 19:33
    
My 18-200 VRII also creeps when worn. Mine will not creep from 18mm, but will creep from any other setting. I have a NC filter on the lens, and rarely have the lens cap on. The zoom lock sounds like a neat feature, but it's kinda a pain in practice. My girlfriend combats creep on her 18-200 by employing a rubber band bracelet on the lens barrel. Look at the green band on the lens picasaweb.google.com/lh/photo/… –  Therealstubot Aug 13 '12 at 18:27

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