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Old Feb 28, 2004, 7:14 PM   #1
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Default 18-55 EF-S Zoom Lens Friction

I just bought the CANON Digital Rebel Kit. I would like to know, if anyone else who has the lens has experienced the same thing.

The Lens has a dot on the Zoom Indicator between 24 and 35 mm, most likely to identify the normal perspective for the digital camera. There seems to be a difference in the amount of manual friction needed to overcome when the zoom is rotated either to the left or to the right of this position.

My question: Is this the normal operation of the zoom or do I have a problem with the lens.
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Old Feb 28, 2004, 9:30 PM   #2
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I'm not sure if this helps but if you turn the zoom towards the 24mm note that you have outwards movement of the lens. When moved towards the 35mm less actual lens movement exists. Therefore, you may only be experiencing this as your "friction difference." I certainly don't perceive any radical difference in friction personally; however, you may be more sensitive than myself to this sort of change.

I'd say that if the lens works okay and the friction is only slight that you probably don't have a problem at all.

My guess.
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