Questions tagged [zoom-creep]

an effect that can make some models of zoom lenses to slowly zoom in or out as a result of gravity. It is most likely to happen if the lens is pointed straight up or straight down, but a sharp angle can be enough. This effect can present problems for the photographer when pointing the camera in certain directions.

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How to fix zoom creep in Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM lens? [duplicate]

I have the first version of the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4L IS USM lens. It has annoying zoom creep. If I walk around with this lens, with the camera hanging from my neck, occasionally the zoom ...
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My lens doesn't have a zoom lock; does walking around with the lens fully extended damage it in any way?

About 6 months ago I purchased a Sigma 170-500mm F5-6.3 APO DG lens, my first super telephoto lens to get me started. The lens is quite old and doesn't have a lock switch to disable zooming (the lens ...
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Is it normal for the zoom to be loose on a Sony 18-250 lens?

I have the Sony 18-250mm lens. The lens is so loose that it doesn't keep a focal length, but slides down to the fullest extension with minimal downward slope. Is this standard or should I see a ...
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Is it typical to experience zoom creep with the Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L IS USM?

I noticed this more than once. Whenever I'm in the range from 24mm to somewhere between 35mm and 50mm, the lens starts moving if I'm fixing it vertically with its front element facing the ceiling or ...
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Can anyone show me an example of Zoom Creep on Nikkor lenses?

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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How to prevent zoom-creep?

The Nikkor 18-200mm VR lens creeps until fully extended if pointed vertically down. This is preventing me from using it on a rostrum camera. Is there a piece of equipment or a simple (and non-...