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Canon 100-400 Seizing Up.  
User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5030 times:

I own the Canon EF100-400mm L IS USM lens. I've had it about 3½ years now and she's starting to play up!! The locking ring seems more and more tighter and the sliding action of the barrel is tighter still. I've heard it can be the bearings seizing, does anyone have the same issues and if so what did you do about it? BTW, this isn't a free for all have a dig at Canon thread!!!  tired 
Spencer.


EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
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User currently offlineTimdeGroot From Netherlands, joined Apr 2002, 3674 posts, RR: 64
Reply 1, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 23 hours ago) and read 5021 times:
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Happens often with the 100-400. You need to get it repaired.

Tim



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User currently offlineWoody001 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 529 posts, RR: 22
Reply 2, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 22 hours ago) and read 5004 times:

Spencer,

Try to get it to Canon for them to have a look at as soon as possible, from what I understand, just before they seize completely they score the barrel and make a right mess of it.

Best of luck,
Ian.



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User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
Reply 3, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 20 hours ago) and read 4963 times:
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Whenever it happens with mine (maybe 5-6 times in the past), I have thoroughly cleaned the barrel, then given it a wipe with a cloth moistened (but not wet) with WD40 (a lubricant). After that it's like new again.

Whether that's sensible advice or not is debatable, but it works for me.

TZ



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 4, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 19 hours ago) and read 4940 times:

OK, cheers guys. She's definitely on the decline, no question. I'll ring Canon up and see what they reckon. Would this be an onset from tightening the locking ring or just through years of push/pulling?
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineUA935 From United Kingdom, joined Feb 2004, 610 posts, RR: 6
Reply 5, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4919 times:

Quoting Spencer (Reply 4):
just through years of push/pulling?

Are you still on about the lens Spencer?  Big grin



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User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

Just after I buy one, I read all these 100-400 horror stories lol  Wink
fingers crossed mine doesn't fall apart like others. oh and some sunny weather would be nice, rained ever since buying it!



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User currently offlineAero145 From Iceland, joined Jan 2005, 3071 posts, RR: 21
Reply 7, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4916 times:

Quoting Manc (Reply 6):
rained ever since buying it!

That's very usual when bying a lens.  Smile


User currently offlineTbird From United States of America, joined Oct 2001, 851 posts, RR: 19
Reply 8, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 18 hours ago) and read 4911 times:

This just happened to me about two months ago with a lens that was under a year old. I sent it off to Canon and it was back in my hands exactly 7 days later in fine working order. I can't say enough good things about Canon's service and repair time.

User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 9, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 17 hours ago) and read 4892 times:

Quoting UA935 (Reply 5):
Are you still on about the lens Spencer?

Haha. In a word....no!  innocent 
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 10, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4872 times:

Quoting Manc (Reply 6):
rained ever since buying it!

Well send the bloody thing back and give the rest of us a chance of some sun


User currently offlineManc From United Kingdom, joined Nov 2005, 344 posts, RR: 0
Reply 11, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 16 hours ago) and read 4864 times:

Quoting Cosec59 (Reply 10):
Well send the bloody thing back and give the rest of us a chance of some sun

planning on sunbathing then Phil........



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User currently offline9VSPO From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 12, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4839 times:

Quoting Manc (Reply 11):
planning on sunbathing then Phil........

Anything to frighten the neighbours.  Wink

I'm interested in the WD40 idea (just in case). Where exactly do you spray it?


User currently offlineCosec59 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 13, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4828 times:

Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 12):
I'm interested in the WD40 idea (just in case). Where exactly do you spray it?

Same place the wife uses her KY  Wink


User currently offlineTZ From United Kingdom, joined Mar 2003, 1085 posts, RR: 53
Reply 14, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 14 hours ago) and read 4823 times:
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Quoting 9VSPO (Reply 12):
I'm interested in the WD40 idea (just in case). Where exactly do you spray it?

Spray it onto a kitchen-towel, then wipe around the barrel (with lens fully extended). You want to ensure the barrel is glistening, but not dripping wet. Leave for a minute to evaporate before retracting lens.

Works for me everytime.

TZ



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User currently offlineJkw777 From , joined Dec 1969, posts, RR:
Reply 15, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4792 times:

Happened to me when I had mine!! Got it repaired and it was fine after. Good luck Spence.

Regards,
Justin  Smile


User currently offlineAirplanepics From United Kingdom, joined Jun 2003, 2732 posts, RR: 41
Reply 16, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day 10 hours ago) and read 4779 times:

Spencer,

Would make a good place mat in your living room!  Wink

Simon.



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User currently offlineSpencer From United Kingdom, joined Apr 2004, 1635 posts, RR: 17
Reply 17, posted (8 years 3 weeks 1 day ago) and read 4726 times:

Quoting Jkw777 (Reply 15):
Good luck Spence.

Cheers man.

Quoting Airplanepics (Reply 16):
Would make a good place mat in your living room!

Nah, I'm still using that pizza box you left behind!!!
Spencer.



EOS1D4, 7D, 30D, 100-400/4.5-5.6 L IS USM, 70-200/2.8 L IS2 USM, 17-40 f4 L USM, 24-105 f4 L IS USM, 85 f1.8 USM
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