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The Lens body stick when extending the lens to 300mm. The first extension moves easily but the second extension stick and make noises.

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This its a problem that comes if you have make a pressure on the lens, or if the camera is dropped. you must change the lens block. you can find the lens spares on ebay international seller, any usa seller if you buy the complete lens, give you a guide to fix the problem. but its a job for person that have a minimum knowledge with eletronic. the lens spares cost goes from 20 to 40 euro ...so you must look the convenience to adjust you camera. ok.??? sorry for my bad english

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