"play" in the barrel if my nikon 35-85mm G lens

Discussion in '35mm Cameras and Accessories' started by darinwc, Oct 31, 2008.

  1. darinwc

    darinwc Subscriber

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    I know that the Nikon AF lens I have is not an expensive lens, but there is some "play" in the barrel. I can hold the front of the lens barrel and wiggle it a little from side to side. is this normal for modern plastic zoom lenses? I have mostly older equipment and even the off-brand stuff is in metal barrels and have no "play" in them at all.
     
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    this occurs with my sigma zoom lenses. my advice is to not worry about it unless the play becomes intolerable.
     
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    The play is normal. The AF lenses especially the less expensive ones need to be very light for the AF to work so they have a lot of free play in them.