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Zoom ring on 18-55 mm lens is locked/stuck

The zoom ring on my 18-55mm lens (the one that came with my D-40 kit) is locked/stuck. I can't turn it at all. Any ideas?
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  • ddvelez7 Jul 11, 2008

    I have the AF18-200mm F/3.5-6.3 XR Di-II LD Aspherical (IF) Macro and it is locked/stuck in AF and MF. Any ideas about how to unlocked it?


  • bakernauts Aug 20, 2008

    The zoom on my 18-55mm lens is locked/stuck. may i know what is usually the cause? and is it more expensive to repair it than to purchase a new lense?

  • alfieotieno Aug 29, 2008

    I have the same problem as the other two, my zoom ring just cant movce
    and if it does,, ther is a tack! sound like something is stuck/loose in
    there. it hasnt had a hrd knock ever.... what can i do, i cant
    broach the purchase of a new lens for now?

  • Anonymous Nov 10, 2008

    I have the same problem, the zoom ring is locked, not the focus ring. How common is this problem? This camera has been used twice. Hummm.

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I have just bought seconhand a Canon 28-105 Ultrasonic EF lens. The seller admitted the lens had not been used for a while. After about a week of use the zoom ring began to stick at around the 50mm point.

My solution has been to remove the lens and gently "exersize" it by twisting the zoom through its full range about thirty or more times. It now appears to be working ok.

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Are you sure it's the zoom ring that's stuck, and not the focus ring? The focus ring doesn't move when the camera is in autofocus.
If it's indeed the zoom ring that's stuck, you can spend more money than the lens is worth in repairs, or buy a replacement (circa 35 dollars on ebay) for dreadfully cheap. Good luck.

Posted on Apr 08, 2008

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