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    Default 18-200 canon

    hi all, im looking to buy the 18-200 zoom lens by canon but was wondering if it suffers from zoom creep?

    thanks for your help =)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Sealth View Post
    hi all, im looking to buy the 18-200 zoom lens by canon but was wondering if it suffers from zoom creep?

    thanks for your help =)
    According to some of the reviews online... yes, it suffered from lens creep. But there is a simple method to solve this issue... the rubber band method.
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    Default Re: 18-200 canon

    zoom creep usually happen when you point your lens upward or downward, most consumer grade lenses have such issue.
    it is not a big issue as we don't really pointing lens upward or downward during shooting, except for some....... may done this a lot during shooting in motor shows.
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    Zoom creep is annoying (but not impossible to use) if you are taking long exposures or mounted on tripod/manual focusing at tilted angles, like shooting the moon or fireworks. The lock on the 18-200 only good for locking it at 18mm position. More useful for times of keeping than using.

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    icic thanks all

    reason im asking is because i went on a holiday and i saw a person using the 18-200 and it zoom creeped pretty badly imo. like maybe 2/3 - 3/4 of the whole zoom range. well, it was pointing downwards. i guess that guy didnt lock it lol.

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    Default Re: 18-200 canon

    Quote Originally Posted by Sealth View Post
    icic thanks all

    reason im asking is because i went on a holiday and i saw a person using the 18-200 and it zoom creeped pretty badly imo. like maybe 2/3 - 3/4 of the whole zoom range. well, it was pointing downwards. i guess that guy didnt lock it lol.
    The lens lock applies only when the lens is at 18mm; At all other positions you cannot "lock".

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