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    Default "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Hi All,

    I have just bought a Canon EFS 55-250mm lens.
    Everything seems great except that I find it pretty "tight"
    In another words, it not as "resistenance-free" to zoom in/out, especially towards the 250 range.

    As a comparison, my kit lens (18-55mm) is a lot smoother.

    Is this normal?
    Please help as I have no prior experience with zoom lens.

    Thanks in advance!

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    Senior Member giantcanopy's Avatar
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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    I cannot tell how tight is tight, but the zoom should be reasonably smooth operating. Perhaps you can try to check with the shop or Canon if there is any problem. You did not happen to knock it right ?

    Quote Originally Posted by boxme View Post
    Please help as I have no prior experience with zoom lens.
    btw ur 18-55mm is also zoom lens ma, how come no prior experience with zoom lens

    ryan

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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Only way is to check with the shop. Or ask your friends who have the same lens.

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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Maybe there is not enough lubricant? never use a 55-250mm before, but sometimes new lens is abit tight!
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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Which shop did u get it?

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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Thanks for all the suggestions, guys!

    Anyway, I went down to the shop again and check with the sales manager. According to him, that's how the lens is built and he open up another one for me to try. Well, it did feel the same and I believe that this is the case.

    So I am a happy man again haha

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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    tight is good!

    loose will be prone to zoom creep
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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    After a while it may loosen up and the creep will come in.
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    Default Re: "tight" new Canon EFS 55-250mm lens

    Quote Originally Posted by boxme View Post

    So I am a happy man again haha
    Great! Now go and use ur new baby!

    Ryan

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