Canon EF-S 55-250 STM Noises. Thoughts?

1 year 2 weeks ago - 1 year 2 weeks ago #671428 by New but trying
I received this lens a few days ago. I bought in "like new" condition from MPB. It was great when I first got it, but now it makes a whirring/grinding noise when turning the zoom ring while the camera is on (turning off AF and IS doesn't change it). It was not like this before. I don't know if I'm imagining it, though the zoom ring feels a little grittier when the camera is off, and definitely when the camera is on, as it there's some resistance.

I'm definitely going to contact MPB. Has anyone else experienced this? I've heard of issues with the non-STM version, yet not much with the STM. Seems odd to me (and annoying).

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