Haskey wrote:I had the opposite problem where the bearings came out and it was stuck near the fully locked position and very tight to zoom. I took it to Canon at Elstree and the chrage was £180 for new bearings and barrel, clean and service. This was about 4 years ago at which time the lens was probably about 4 years old.
DaveM wrote:Fixation quoted me about £110 plus VAT the other month - said the "zoom ring" had failed due to natural wear and tear. It started going about 9 months ago and went completely with a large strip of c3mm charcoal coloured 'paper' coming out of it in November last year. Canon got VERY indignant when I suggested they used paper to make a £1k+ lens work...
There is a thread on Birdforum of one guy who stuck some plastic circles (bike repair components?) around the base of his zoom which the zoom ring now gripped onto perfectly.
Not tried it myself yet but am wondering it magic tape will have the same effect added in sparing amounts?