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Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 01:59:36 pm
Hi,

This is my first interchangeable lens camera s not quite sure where to start......

My 18-55mm zoom is quite wobbly when mounted on the camera body. None of the other lenses are wobbly, they all lock in nicely and stay in place. The 18-55, however, flops about and it seems to be getting worse. It's my "workhorse lens" so will be a bit gutted if it goes!

Any ideas on things I can do and if not, where to take it in Manchester for someone to look at it?

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#1 Re: Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 02:25:52 pm
Check the screws on the mounting ring aren't loose (assuming it has some)?

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#2 Re: Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 03:38:35 pm
If you do check tightening, use a decent screwdriver, not a cheap soft thing that can shear off. A set of Vessel ones is worthwhile.

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#3 Re: Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 09:32:49 pm
If you do check tightening, use a decent screwdriver, not a cheap soft thing that can shear off. A set of Vessel ones is worthwhile.

Bought a decent set of small screwdrivers as I was fed up of rubbish ones. Money well spent.

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#4 Re: Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 09:33:48 pm
Check the screws on the mounting ring aren't loose (assuming it has some)?

You were spot on, I've lost one and the others are lose. Seems obvious now, had got it into my head it was the "interface, not the mounting ring on the lens itself.

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#5 Re: Wobbly Lens - Fuji X-T1 and the 18-55mm
December 19, 2022, 10:02:36 pm
Bought a decent set of small screwdrivers as I was fed up of rubbish ones. Money well spent.

I closed the stable door after the horse had bolted. Managed to knacker a screw.

 

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