Question about Nikon 18-70mm f/3.5-4.5G ED-IF AF-S DX Zoom Nikkor Lens

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The Zoom ring is stuck between 24 mm and aprox 40 mm. What can I do to fix this? Any hints would be appreciated. Charlie

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  • Charlie M Feb 18, 2008

    This sounds very interesting! Could you please provide detailed information on how to open the lens and what to do to fix the problem?
    Is it possible to get pictures showing what to do, e.g. link to a web site?

  • Charlie M Feb 18, 2008

    This sounds very interesting! Could you please provide detailed information on how to open the lens and what to do to fix the problem?
    Is it possible to get pictures showing what to do, e.g. link to a web site?

  • whitefthrs Sep 03, 2008

    The Zoom ring is stuck between 24 mm and aprox 40 mm.
    What can I do to fix this?

  • Anonymous Sep 21, 2008

    I have the same issue! Why does it get stuck there?

  • terrorsquadx Dec 28, 2008

    The same problem!

  • Anonymous Jan 02, 2009

    Yes same problem here too. When I face the lens towards the floor with no light for some reason it zooms back to 70mm. I am totally confused.

  • HariNgDuga Mar 14, 2009

    I have the same problem with my 18-70mm. It's had 2 years of use and it got this problem a week back. The zoom started jamming while I was shooting on a open field, under direct sunlight but with a cool breeze under shade.

    The jam is exactly 24-40mm(approx), and also tends to allow 70mm when tilted down. I'm using a D70s and this is it's kit lens.



  • Anonymous Mar 20, 2009

    oh God .... it's killin' me !!
    I've got the same problem exactly at 24-40 !! it really sucks !!!

  • Kevin Pettit
    Kevin Pettit May 11, 2010

    It will require taking the lens apart. Are you comfortable working with small tools?

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My lens started catching as I zoomed in and out and would not go wider than ~24mm. The problem is one or more of the screws holding the zoom mechanism comes loose and jams. Follow this link for the fix; took me ~20 min to repair (I went very slowly)! Much easier than taking it apart from the rear.

http://photo.net/nikon-camera-forum/00Pegi

Good luck...
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There is nothing I could find for web based diagrams. The lens comes apart from the rear. The contacts have two screws holding them to the mount ring. You must free them up first before removing the mount.

It gets tricky after that. The mount has a long arm attached on the back side that extents into the lens to the aperture. It is slotted and hooks to a brass pin on the side of the aperture assembly. There is also a ground wire attached to the mount as well.

Do you wish to get into this?

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