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The Zoom Ring has come loose. How do I retighten the ring. It looks like there are threads up on the barrel to keep the Zoom Ring in place. Can you explain how this is done? Or send me the instruction to do so?

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  • curtis553 May 30, 2011

    ftw1952,

    Sorry to say. It took longer than I expected to receive a response. Yes, you are correct if you were wanting to get to the Focusing Mechanism. I was wanting to reattach the Zoom Ring that came loose. Now that I took a chance on correcting this myself. It is now done.

    To do what I was afraid to try. Is one has to remove the camera mount retainer and the Macro Adjuster and this allows you to access the threaded locking ring that holds the Zoom Ring in place.
    Note 1: The tricky part is to remember how it goes back together.

    Note 2: I used my iPhone to take pictures while I dismantled the lens. It help a great deal when putting the lens back together.

    I do not feel that this response was correct concerning my question. I know that this only cost $6.00. But to some this is a fortune. I would like to have a refund for this instance. I will send my response on to FixYa as well.

    Thank you anyway for your try!

    Curtis553

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The rubberized covering would need to come off to gain access to the two screws that hold the guides to the zooming function tightly on. It is a difficult task to do although it the covering will stretch out of shape if done without slow caregoing about it. Simply remove the covering by gently prying up all the way around and pull at the same time. Nothing can be added to give you an easier way to do this such as oil, soap, etc foe it will get inside the lens housing. Once it is off you can see the hold down screws for the zoom barrel

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