17-55 owner question

Discussion in 'General Discussion' started by ashman, Sep 25, 2008.

  1. Just got this lens today in a trade and the zoom ring is pretty stiff, is this a common trait of this lens? If not, should I have it looked at?


  2. Mine is just average, smooth but not sloppy.
    I would see if it loosens over the next short while !!
  3. Mine is significantly more stiff than my others. I don't think it is a problem thouugh. It just takes some getting used to.
  4. Mine has always been a bit stiff, too, but I sure prefer that over my 50's focus ring!
  5. Mine is stiff too. It's apparently a characteristic of this lens due to the weather sealing on it.

  6. bradNYC


    Mar 28, 2008
    A little stiff here too.
  7. Does the lens really even have weather sealing on the rings? Or just the rubber gasket on the lens mount?

    I thought the stiffness was due to the in-out nature of how the lens extends. E.g. zooming the extending barrel "reverses" direction past a certain point.