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    Hi All,

    I know that this is a so call non-problem/faulty issues on those large zoom lens like 18-200mm, 24-120mm, they call it zoom creep. Does anyone have any ideas to fix these as I bring it back to Nikon, they told me that this is not a faulty thing at all and if I mind, they can tighten it until is make zooming not that smooth. Any comments....

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    Quote Originally Posted by ak6110 View Post
    Hi All,

    I know that this is a so call non-problem/faulty issues on those large zoom lens like 18-200mm, 24-120mm, they call it zoom creep. Does anyone have any ideas to fix these as I bring it back to Nikon, they told me that this is not a faulty thing at all and if I mind, they can tighten it until is make zooming not that smooth. Any comments....

    Cheers
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    It called gravity at work as well....
    there is generally no fix to this problem as it is as per my above sentence and the lens design.
    There are however ways to get around this. Like holding onto the zoom ring or using a rubberband...etc...
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    Default Re: Lens Creep when lower down or tilt up

    Quote Originally Posted by ak6110 View Post
    Hi All,

    I know that this is a so call non-problem/faulty issues on those large zoom lens like 18-200mm, 24-120mm, they call it zoom creep. Does anyone have any ideas to fix these as I bring it back to Nikon, they told me that this is not a faulty thing at all and if I mind, they can tighten it until is make zooming not that smooth. Any comments....

    Cheers
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    You can use this...

    LENS BAND | how do you stop zoom creep?

    or this...


    more commonly known as black thick rubber band.

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    Thanks guys, seem like i have no choice but to get the LENS BAND or rubber band, so where can I find these thick rubber band, does any of the camera shop have it?
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    Default Re: Lens Creep when lower down or tilt up

    Quote Originally Posted by ak6110 View Post
    Thanks guys, seem like i have no choice but to get the LENS BAND or rubber band, so where can I find these thick rubber band, does any of the camera shop have it?
    Beach Road market?
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    Quote Originally Posted by ZerocoolAstra

    Beach Road market?
    Looks like those use for helmet
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    Default Re: Lens Creep when lower down or tilt up

    Quote Originally Posted by daredevil123 View Post
    You can use this...

    LENS BAND | how do you stop zoom creep?

    or this...


    more commonly known as black thick rubber band.
    Looks like motorbike innertube
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    Quote Originally Posted by fatigue View Post
    Looks like motorbike innertube
    Yes bro, it probably is... bicycle one is probably too small.

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    or if urgently need it... use this.. found everywhere


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    Quote Originally Posted by vizuel View Post
    or if urgently need it... use this.. found everywhere

    I don't think I've ever seen a femidom sold anywhere
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    Quote Originally Posted by nickzkcin

    I don't think I've ever seen a femidom sold anywhere
    Not locally :P
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    get those rubber bracelets like the live strong ones.

    or u can use the condom.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Cowseye View Post
    Not locally :P
    i was based in california for a few years too
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