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Old July 4th, 2011, 04:36 AM   #1
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sticky focus ring on EX3

I use the Fujinon XS8X4AS-XB8 wide angle on my EX3. Love the lens, but lately the focus ring has become stiff, needing a fair bit of effort to turn it - not good for hand held work. Any suggestions for a quick fix or is it a repair job for Sony? The standard lens is fine.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 04:55 AM   #2
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Re: sticky focus ring on EX3

I should have said that this is not a grittiness problem. The action is perfectly smooth, but stiff. My standard lens in comparison can be adjusted by the mere tip of my finger, but the widey needs a fair grip and firm torque applied. For every action there is an opposite reaction and so i'm getting some twisting in the shots when they should be steady.
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Old July 5th, 2011, 05:51 AM   #3
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Re: sticky focus ring on EX3

There are some differences in the torque needed to turn the focus ring on different lenses, but too much effort almost certainly means a defect somewhere. Especially focusing should be a very smooth action, with almost no noticeable friction. I would have the lens checked, because this problem can ruin more than one shot. I doubt though if Sony will fix this, probably it's the Fujinon dealer network that will be able to help you out.
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