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I have a Canon EFS 18-200mm lens that works perfectly, until I aim the camera down. The zoom slides forward & required an additional hand (if I had 3) to keep it in place. Can you help?

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  • margomusic4 Sep 02, 2010

    The zoom on my Canon EFS 18-200mm lens moves/slides out when The camera is facing downward. The previous expert suggested that I have a broken part. Just want to tell you that I know this is a problem with Nikon lenses as well. Just would like to know what others have tried to fix this problem. Someone suggested that I put a thin, wide rubberband on it to add the necessary friction. Any other ideas?

  • margomusic4 Sep 02, 2010

    Both of these suggested solutions are totally off base. There is nothing wrong with the camera lens. I am talking about the external part of the lens. It slides downward when I'm facing the camera downward. I was hoping that someone at your company might have heard of this before and could suggest a "home fix" (since I have done research on this and all lenses in this price range have this problem. If you do not understand or cannot help me, I'd like to end this communication now.

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There is definetly a mechanical failure of the lens hood/zoom movement mechanism.This can be that the gear drive to the motor has come off or broken apart.the camera must be opened to see if this can be rectified or replaced if you have micro tools open to see the zoom mechanism if motor ha jumped from mountings fix it back.Might need to use super glue if plastic mounting have come off.If Idling gears/lense fittings have come off then it might need spares for replacement.Please check this out and commend.Please dont forget to vote.

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It is a internal fault in the lens mechanism ..probably something is broke and do not hold it in place ..and this will require the camera to be opened..and cause it is a sensitive operation I will recommend to seek for professional help if you do not want to make it worse..This is not something that you can do it at home ..unless you are good at these thing s..In this case you have to open it ..and replace the lens mechanism ..It is a thing related of a few small levers that operates them

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The lens is going to have an internal broken part (most likely a gear), and will have to be disassembled to be repaired. You might run it by a camera repair shop and see how much it will cost to fix. Get an estimate first, since repair can be costly.
Wish I had better news, and good luck.

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