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Canon EF 24-105mm F/4 L Is Lens: Tight Zoom Ring?  
User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Posted (7 years 2 days 23 hours ago) and read 6003 times:

Hi all,

I recently got a Canon EF 24-105mm f/4 L IS lens for my XTi. I also have a Canon EF 17-40mm f/4 L lens. The 24-105 has a super tight zoom ring compared to the 17-40. On the 17-40 the zoom ring is super smooth and I can accurately adjust it with just my thumb. On the 24-105 I really need to grab it with two fingers to turn it. It works, but it's not smooth.

Is the tighter zoom normal for the 24-105 (due to its heavier weight perhaps)? Or did I maybe pick up a not-so-good copy?

Thanks,

Tony

[Edited 2007-09-17 00:14:08]


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User currently offlineMaiznblu_757 From United States of America, joined Mar 2002, 5112 posts, RR: 50
Reply 1, posted (7 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5991 times:

Maybe your 17-40mm zoom ring is loose?  eyebrow 

My 24-105mm zoom ring is just fine.


User currently offlinePrat From Canada, joined Jun 2005, 229 posts, RR: 2
Reply 2, posted (7 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5986 times:

Quoting SNATH (Thread starter):
Is the tighter zoom normal for the 24-105 (due to its heavier weight perhaps)? Or did I maybe pick up a not-so-good copy?

I don't think your alone. I've also noticed the 24-105 L seems to be fairly tight on the zoom compared to most lenses. Never been enough to complain about though.


Dan


User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 3, posted (7 years 2 days 22 hours ago) and read 5982 times:

I find the zoom ring on my 24-105 to be a little loose actually... I am considering taking it to Canon for them to have a look. I still need two fingers to move it but it seems a little easier than it used to be.


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User currently offlineSNATH From United States of America, joined Mar 2004, 3244 posts, RR: 22
Reply 4, posted (7 years 2 days 21 hours ago) and read 5980 times:

Quoting Maiznblu_757 (Reply 1):
Maybe your 17-40mm zoom ring is loose?

I don't believe so. I think it's just about right: it's smooth without the lens moving around on its own.

Quoting Monteycarlos (Reply 3):
I find the zoom ring on my 24-105 to be a little loose actually... I am considering taking it to Canon for them to have a look. I still need two fingers to move it but it seems a little easier than it used to be.

I really wouldn't call mine loose!

Tony



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User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 5, posted (7 years 2 days 20 hours ago) and read 5973 times:

Quoting SNATH (Reply 4):
I really wouldn't call mine loose!

I'd take it to Canon to have a look. There is always a chance that something is not right. Seals or tension ring perhaps?



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User currently offlineBraby From UK - England, joined Mar 2007, 138 posts, RR: 0
Reply 6, posted (7 years 2 days 12 hours ago) and read 5948 times:

Slightly off topic but how do you find the lens as i would like to get one myself?

User currently offlineMonteycarlos From Australia, joined Mar 2005, 2107 posts, RR: 28
Reply 7, posted (7 years 2 days 10 hours ago) and read 5933 times:

Quoting Braby (Reply 6):
Slightly off topic but how do you find the lens as i would like to get one myself?

Love it. If I only had one lens for my camera, this would be it. It has a decent zoom range and good performing AF as well as having IS. The only lens that might be better would be the 24-70 f/2.8L but I'd prefer the 24-105 due to its greater overall flexibility.



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User currently offlineJK From Netherlands, joined Feb 2005, 78 posts, RR: 0
Reply 8, posted (7 years 2 days 7 hours ago) and read 5907 times:

Hey,
Yes my 24-105 4.0 L IS has also a very tight zoom,certainly compared to my 70-200 2.8 L IS which has a smoother zoom.
Just get use to it !
Succes,Greetings Johan Knijn



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