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Frozen zoom lens

I have an 18-200mm zoom lens on y Maxxum 7D that has "frozen" or locked up, i.e., I can't move the zoom from the 18mm position. I've switched it to my Sony Alpha with same results. It just appears to be frozen & unmoveable from the 18mm position. Any suggestions as to what is wrong & how to fix it?

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  • Anonymous Apr 13, 2009

    tamron 28-300 vc fourteen months old same deal I'll take it in tomorrow.

  • roadrunner May 11, 2010

    Have you dropped this lens at any point and where do you keep it when it's not being used ?



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Sounds like there is a misalignment internally. This will probably need to be repaired at a shop.

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The range of an optical zoom lens refers to how wide angle to telephoto the lens covers. An example of a 6x optical zoom would be an 18mm-108mm lens, which covers wide angle to telephoto. An example of a 3x zoom lens would be an 18mm-54mm lens, which would provide a capability of capturing images from wide angle to normal views. To calculate the x factor of an optical zoom you would divide the largest number by the smallest number on your zoom. I hope this helps!

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The good news is that it is possible to get the camera to operate with the lens & adapter :-)

The bad news is that you'll only be able to use it in manual mode :-(

To get the camera(s) to actually fire, you will need to change some settings.

For the Maxxum 7:

Go to Custom settings (No.16) and change to 'Lock Off'.

For Maxxum 7D

Go to the settings menu (purple cog icon) and then to sub-menu 3. Change Shutter lock to Off.

With the camera set to Manual mode, you can still use the built-in meter. Half-press the shutter button and you will see a metering scale appear in the viewfinder. This will indicate whether the shutter/aperture setting you've selected will over/under-expose the image. Adjust your settings until the indicator bar is over the zero.

Hope this helps,


PS. Even if you could somehow modify the adapter, the lens won't have the necessary electrical and mechanical coupling for the cameras to control it in an automatic mode.

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