stuck zoom

12 years 11 months ago #3454 by latrodetus
Any ideas on what could cause the zoom to stick on a Cannon 18-55 kit lens? It hasn’t been dropped or bumped.

12 years 8 months ago #17463 by Baydream
Could be dirt in the mechanism. With a kit lens, it would be better to look for a used replacement (KEH, B&H, etc.) rather than sending for service. To but new, they are about $140, close to the shipping and repair costs from Canon. Used about $80 or less.

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12 years 7 months ago #22606 by canon4me
my friend has a lens that seems really hard to use the zoom...she said it's always been like that..but it doesn't sound right. Hope you've found out whats wrong.

12 years 7 months ago #22648 by Rob pix4u2
once had a problem with "sand" ( nikon repair shop description) in the helical of the lens and once they took it apart and repaired it it has worked fine.

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