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Old Jan 21, 2008, 9:36 PM   #1
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I just recently bought a used EFS 17-85mm F4-5.6 lens. It appears to be in excellent shape. I noticed after I got it home that sometimes if the camera is pointed down that the lens will slip towards it's full zoom position. It won't happen with the lens set at macro, but it will from most areas between there and full zoom. It may not be an issue beacause I don't plan to take many shots facing straight down, I just want to make sure it's not a sign of excessive wear or some other problem. It seems to be a popular lens and I'm hoping someone here has the same lens and they can tell me if theirs does the same.

Thanks in adavance,

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Old Jan 22, 2008, 2:39 AM   #2
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It's certainly not unusual for that sort of thing to happen with zooms.

I can't remember that my 17-85 did it (I've sold it now) but my 70-300 DO is so prone to doing it that there is a switch to lock it at the 70mm setting and stop it from slipping when you are just carrying it around.

Nothing to worry about IMO.
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