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DA*300 front element movement

Posted 14/08/2019 - 15:21 Link

I recently noticed that my DA*300 has a small amount of movement that I hadn't seen before. When mounted to a camera the lens mount is secure and the main body of the lens closest to the camera is too. However I can best describe the 'loose' part as the front part of the lens, beyond the focus ring. The movement is slight (1-2mm perhaps), but can also be seen in the focus scale window, where the scale moves along with the front part of the lens.

Optically it is still superb, but the movement can be disconcerting - I'm not sure of it needs fixing or is part of the design of the lens. Can any fellow owners advise on whether their lens has this characteristic, please?

Posted 14/08/2019 - 16:26 - Helpful Comment Link
Have just checked my DA*300 Andrew and there is no slack whatsoever. My lens is now five years old.

Posted 14/08/2019 - 18:51 Link
Thank you, Roger. I'll try and video it on a tripod and will send the clip to SRS.


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