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Nikon lens 18-70

My lens is stuck and will only move alittle, if forced it can be made to go up to the70mm

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There must be dirt or grime in the lens rotator. You'll want to get it professionally cleaned or if you are comfortable with doing it yourself, you can use a very small amount of air, but be careful as the air can emit water because of the high pressure can or air compressor used. All the equipment needs to be carefully tended to.

Opening the lens and cleaning it is really out of the question, once the seals are broken, the lenses are now mis-aligned.

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