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Lens no longer zooms in or out

Lens will no longer zoom all the way in or out. Won't move below 35 or above 70. Anyone know where I can find a service manual or can halle

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SOURCE: trouble focusing with sigma 70-300 DL macro super lens

It will not focus on anything closer than 5 feet.

(From Sigma lens literature)
Capable of macro photography, this lens has a 1:2 maximum close-up magnification at the 300 mm focal length. It's the ideal high performance lens for portraits, sports photography, nature photography, and other types of photography that frequently use the telephoto range. It also has a switch for changeover to macro photography at focal lengths between 200mm and 300mm with a maximum close-up magnification from 1:2.9 to 1:2. The minimum focusing distance is 1.5m / 59 in. at all zoom settings.

Posted on Dec 28, 2007

SOURCE: EF 24-70 lens droop...

The zoom creep is an easy fix for Canon. I really do not recommend trying to tighten it yourself, since that would void your warranty.
It is usually free to tighten the zoom ring.

Posted on Jan 19, 2009

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SOURCE: My Canon 4000D keeps comming up with

They where rechipping (some year ago). You can still use that lens but in AV mode. The new Canons are incompatible with the old Sigmas regarding aperture. If the machine needs to change it it will ALWAYS return a error 99. If the lens is on a bigger F stop you first need to use an old Canon (35mm) to open the aperture to the max (smaller F stop). Then you can use the lens but only in AV mode.

Posted on Jul 03, 2009

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SOURCE: broken zoom ring on sigma telephoto lens

HI I need to no what fit the lens is

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SOURCE: leaking some thing from full zoom

the string is a felt dust stopper if you take off the rubber zoom grip you will see black tape peel off the tape and the base of the zoom ring will slide off just remove the rest of the felt clean the barrels and put back it will be ok without the felt you can stick back the part of the zoom ring with tape

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SOURCE: using vivitar 70-300 lens

Yes and yes. Bear in mind that not all features may work. You probably won't get autofocus or metering with the Nikon D90, for example.

Posted on Dec 28, 2009

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Nikon 35-70 2.8 AF service manual

This is the closest I can get.
But as long as you don't have the tools. Only think of a collimator, as one of them, you should not open a lens. Just a repair manual can't help. Would you operate on your own children, if you had a detailed manual, written by the best surgeon?
And if you are a surgeon, do you think you have enough electronic, mechanical and optical skills to repair a lens?


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Nikon lens 35-70 af zoom ring stuck

This is not a do-it-yourself type of repair. If you try to do any disassembly of the lens yourself, you will end up with a table full of parts you will not be able to properly reassemble and it will cost twice as much to have it fixed. Send the lens to Nikon or a professional camera repair man.

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If you had a compact camera it would say 10x zoom what is the equivilent in a 70mm -300mm tamron

A 35-80 mm lens is 2.3X zoom. Divide 80 by 35 and you'll get the result.

It is usually better to know what the focal length of a lens in "35 mm equivalent" is and judge by that, rather than relying on the "X" power of the lens. For instance, most point and shoot cameras start at about 35 mm and have either a 3X or 4X zoom. This would make it a 35-105 or a 35-140. I've seen some that start at 28 mm, though. A 3X starting at 28 mm is 28-84 and a 4X is 28-112. Neither one is a particularly strong telephoto lens and the 4X is just about the same as the 3X that starts out at 35 mm.

It's also important to realize that tradition dictates that lens focal lengths are usually expressed in terms of "35 mm equivalent," where "35 mm" refers to a 35 mm film camera. This is because of the relation between the sensor size and the actual focal length of the lens and the resultant angle of view of the lens.

I have one point & shoot that is actually a 5.8-24 mm zoom. This is a 4X zoom. The 35 mm equivalent is 28-116 mm. The sensor is 7.2x5.3 mm. (1/1.8") (And I wish I knew someone who could explain how the heck they came up with sensor size terminology!)

I have another point & shoot that is actually a 5.7-17.1 mm zoom. This is a 3X zoom. The 35 mm equivalent is 34-102 mm. "How could a shorter focal length give a longer 35 mm equivalent?" you might ask. It's because the sensor is only about 5x4 mm. (1/2.5")

I have a few Nikon DSLR's and - thankfully - they all have the same size sensor. They all have a "lens factor" of 1.5. This means that you just multiply the actual focal length of the lens to get the 35 mm equivalent and then you can make comparisons accurately from camera-to-camera. Most Canon's, for instance, have a lens factor of 1.6. On a Nikon DSLR, a 28 mm lens is the "35 mm equivalent" of a 42 mm lens. On most Canon DSLR's, the same 28 mm lens is the equivalent of a 45 mm lens.

These example are just to show you how freaking confusing it can all become if you try to make sense of the "X" power of a zoom lens.

Bottom line...

Check the 35 mm equivalent specifications for the lens. This way, you will be leveling the field and comparing apples to apples. More or less.

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How do I access the macro function on the nikor 35- 70 1:2.8 D Lens?

Pull the lens all the way IN (i.e. zoom to 70mm) then press the MACRO LOCK, and then adjust focus using the macro ring.

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I dropped my 70-200 2.8 canon IS lens. The lens appears finebut autofocus no longer works* What are my best options for repair? My lens is less than a year old bought new. It is also very tough to move the...

Best option for repair is CanonUSA repair service (presuming your are in USA). Your warranty will have their contact info, or you can get if from their web site. Though still under warranty, since it was dropped, I'd guess they would charge for the repair (but might be kind enough to give you a break on costs). Another possibility is a local Canon authorized repair shop, but what, and the extent, of damage may preclude anyone other than Canon's repair location from attempting any repair. Dropping it is a bummer, huh?!

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Nikon zoom nikkor 35-70mm lense zoom is stiff.

Try sending it to PhotoTech Repair Service in NYC. They are Nikon authorized, and can do the repair under warranty if you still have it. Also if you join they're facebook page, they will give you a 10% discount.
Here is the facebook page link, it has everything you need to send it in.

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I've got nikon D300, & 18 ~ 135 Nikkor lens for wild life & potraite photography I'm confusing to go Between 70-300 or 100-400 range anyone pls suggest....

The 70-300 is less expensive and lighter. The 100-400 has a longer reach. Only you can decide which factors are the most important to you.

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Using vivitar 70-300 lens

Yes and yes. Bear in mind that not all features may work. You probably won't get autofocus or metering with the Nikon D90, for example.

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Friction in zoom, Sigma AF 70-300mm for Canon-EOS

Its more like a distorted inner zoom barrel or sand and dirt inside  the inner barrel will need to be replaced or you need to dismantle and clean out 

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Quantaray is a private label lens sold thru Ritz Cameras. Contact Ritz for service on this lens.

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