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Lens keeps getting stuck/needs a good tug to zoom past 25 HELP!

My 18-55mm basic lens on my Nikon D80 was stuck when I tried to manually zoom. It eventually unstuck after some fiddling but is now sticking acting like theres something preventing it from turning everytime I do. AND very sporadically when I automatically focus it makes a screeching sound that almost sounds like a film camera, when mine is digital. HELP!!!

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Hi Rachael_amor, If the lens will not zoom on the camera will it off the camera? If not then it has some grit, dirt, and the like in the lens. You could attempt to vacuum around the zoom however, I suspect it will need to go in to Nikon. That lens is not well weather sealed, it is a inexpensive consumer lens.

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