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Zoom the zoom mechanism is not working properly

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    Can you please explain what it is or isn't doing? Like noise moving in and out etc?

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Yes, Zoom Drive Assembly gears are broken.
Common problem.
Needs service

Posted on Apr 02, 2009

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Need lens (up to 200)


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This is not an exhaustive answer, as there are entire books on the subject, but hopefully it's been of help to you.

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