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Old Feb 12, 2006, 4:55 AM   #1
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Is it normal for the front section of the lens to 'rattle' - it is quite apparent when merely walking along with the camera hung over the neck.

I mentioned it to Pentax 'Support' with the feedback that it was normalbut my Sigma 28-135mm &Pentax 50-200mm are quiet with no sloppiness from the front section.

I've just looked again at the Sigma Lens & it too is somewhat loose - I guess that there has to be some 'play' in order for the focus mechanism to function

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Old Feb 12, 2006, 6:06 AM   #2
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Hey there, I just bought my ist DL about a week ago. Love it, but I to notice just a little looseness in my 18-55mm kit lens as well. Second my lens hood seems easily able to come off. Other than that I am enjoying my DL.* Can't wait to see what else she can do.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 7:33 AM   #3
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Is it normal for the front section of the lens to 'rattle' - it is quite apparent when merely walking along with the camera hung over the neck.

I mentioned it to Pentax 'Support' with the feedback that it was normalbut my Sigma 28-135mm &Pentax 50-200mm are quiet with no sloppiness from the front section.
sounds like something is wrong. call pentax. mine is rock solid. is it the lens or the hood that's making the rattle??
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 7:53 AM   #4
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The lens hood should be tight, it goes on easy and the last little click to secure it is quite tight on mine. The brand name on mine sits directly at the the top when properly secured.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 8:37 AM   #5
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Thanks that just fixed my lens hood problem I was just not giving her that final twist..Guess I was just scared of breaking the threads but actually it does go on quite easy without any force. I believe my kit lens is pretty well mounted. What ever sound I think I hear is very minor and could be either my strap connected or perhaps hearing my batteries. Thanks--Rico
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 10:42 AM   #6
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ricochico .. can you tell me how much did the camera cost you .. i am planning to buy the DL too... thanks
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 11:07 AM   #7
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you can get it on ebay for $550us delivered.
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 11:22 AM   #8
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Hi manz - The links at the bottom of the Dpreview Pentax SLRforum are listing it as cheap as $523 today. I too am waiting to get one, but think I want to wait and see what happens at PMA. Anyone heard what the GX-1SSamsung (same as DS2)will be goingfor with the kit lens. I assume it is coming out pretty soon- bper
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 11:46 AM   #9
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I got my DL at my locat Ritz Camera for $599.95 with the kit lens and received a whole whopping penny back in change . I was so happy and excited, and to tell you the truth, even though that was all I had to spend last weekend boy is it worth it this weekend. Good build on the body and love the response from this camera. Hope you get one and enjoy it too.[img]/forums/images/emoticons/lachen001.gif[/img]*III I**
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Old Feb 12, 2006, 9:39 PM   #10
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It is normal. The play you seen is owing to the particular design of the lens which the front part of the lens barrel is fixed and then comes to a rotating barrel with the focusing optical element which rotates and then the next is a fixed component again.

It is just a moving part which is not hidden. There is nothing to worry about and I don't think this would affect the image quality as designed and manufactured.

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