Canon 28-135 IS USM lens on 10D front end loose?

Discussion in 'Canon' started by Jack, Jan 15, 2004.

  1. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Finally getting to spend some quality time with my new acquisition
    (EOS10D 28-135 IS USM lens, etc.). I noticed something that weirded me
    out at first. The front end of the lens (the end where the lens cap
    attaches) barrel wobbles around a little bit. The lens doesn't wobble in
    the mount, just at the part that slides in and out as you zoom. Called
    the dealer I got it from and they tried a couple of lenses and said the
    ones they had did that. Figured I'd call Canon and they said the same
    thing, that it was part of the design. Any ideas on this? Anyone else
    notice it? I did this with the camera unpowered, as the battery charge
    was too low and I had to pull it out to charge it.
    Or am I making much ado about nothing?
    Thanks much.
    Jack, Jan 15, 2004
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    Alan F Cross Guest

    Yep, they all do it! Had my local store get a second one in, just to
    check. And half a dozen responses here said the same.

    Kinda counter-intuitive if you think of this as a precision piece of
    optics. But its movement is lateral - not axial and not twisting, so I
    guess this movement is built into the calculations. You're not touching
    it when taking pictures, so it probably floats in the right position
    when it's critical.
    Alan F Cross, Jan 15, 2004
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    Chris Brown Guest

    Mine has a bit of play as well. Haven't found it to be a problem.
    Chris Brown, Jan 15, 2004
  4. Jack

    Jack Guest

    Thanks for the reply. Glad to hear I'm not alone on this. I'm surprised
    in all the research I did prior to getting this camera that no one has
    mentioned it. I'm guessing that it's part of the stabilization process.
    Jack, Jan 15, 2004
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    MarkH Guest

    Mine too, but I have only taken 5 or 6 thousand shots through that lens
    without a problem, so what do I know?

    I vote for this being classified as a non-issue.
    MarkH, Jan 15, 2004
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    jriegle Guest

    Welcome to plastic fantastic! I have experience with Canon, Nikon, Pentax
    and several third party zooms made from plastics and there is always play in
    the front end. Some models worse than others and the cheapest Nikon and
    Canon zooms are pretty bad.
    jriegle, Jan 15, 2004

  7. That's typical, all my AF Canon lenses did that, the 28-105 was the
    worst. It was damn near a shift lens.


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    Mark M Guest

    It is not mentioned due to it being irrelevant.
    You will suffer no ill effects.
    Mark M, Jan 17, 2004
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    Mark M Guest

    After about 20,000 shots though mine (literally), I'd call it a non-issue
    Mark M, Jan 17, 2004
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    Gaul Guest

    Where is this lens manufactured?
    Gaul, Jan 18, 2004
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