Nikon AF-S 24-120 VR stiff zoom ring

Discussion in 'Nikon' started by Noon, Dec 4, 2005.

  1. Noon

    Noon Guest

    My newly acquired AF-S 24-120 VR is slightly disappointing in that the
    zoom ring is rather stiff and jerky. It's not terrible but it does
    mean that I find I'm holding the camera differently to compensate. The
    manual focus is slightly stiff too.

    There are occasional reports of this problem on Google - anybody here
    found that it eases after a while (or gets worse even)?
    Noon, Dec 4, 2005
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  2. Noon

    Paul Furman Guest

    Stiff is often considered a good thing compared to the loose & sloppy
    feel of cheap autofocus lenses. Maybe go to a camera shop & try the
    stiffness of some really expensive lenses to compare and get perspective.
    Paul Furman, Dec 4, 2005
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  3. Noon

    Noon Guest

    Trying it again I think that 'jerky' would be a better word than
    stiff. As you suggest I'll try another one and see if that has the
    same problem.
    Noon, Dec 4, 2005
  4. Noon

    Guest Guest

    If you can I would return it. Did you purchase it used? I have several
    Canon and Sigmas and none of them have this problem. I would assume that
    Nikon would not be any less in build quality. Sounds like you just got a
    bad one if new. In the case that is it new if I were a seller I would
    take it back to keep a customer and Nikon should refund the seller.

    Seeing as you have read of this problem on Google with that lens then
    perhaps the sellers are hip to this and have a fix or an offer on a
    different lens.
    Guest, Dec 4, 2005
  5. Noon

    Noon Guest

    Thanks for the help, I'll discuss it with the place I bought it
    Noon, Dec 5, 2005
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