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Nikon 18-70mm AFS lens (kit lens with Nikon D80); zoom ring has jammed; Is this a regular fault? Any quick fixes? Any help much appreciated. Many thanks.

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It seems that other have experienced the same problem, and so have I. I've checked around and the problem seems to be a losse screw inside the lens. I just hope Nikon take action and make sure everyone get this problem sorted for free. It is bad manufacturing. Ask Nikon and make them more aware of this problem.

Posted on May 28, 2009

  • trras Mar 02, 2015

    There is a quick fix for this problem. If you remove the rubber zoom ring you will gain access to the screw that causes the lens to jam. It is a bit tricky to reasemble the lens but manged to do it woth som patience.

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