Old 13-10-2011, 06:55 PM
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Nikon 14-24mm zoom lens question

I've just bought one of the Nikon G 14 -24mm zoom lenses for my d700, and have a question about the zoom ring: with my lens it is tighter to turn at the 14mm end, getting more loose when turning to the 24mm setting.
Is this usual for these lenses?
The lens settings; 24, 20, 18, 16, 15, 14 are not linear, but a sort of a logarithmic type of layout, would this be why it moves as it does?

Interested to hear from other 14-24 lens owners; also whether more lenses have this method of zooming.

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Old 13-10-2011, 06:56 PM
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A colleague of mine has the Nikkor 24-70mm f/2.8 ED (the nano-coated one) and he has the same issue at 55mm.

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Old 13-10-2011, 07:39 PM
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My 14-24 f/2.8 ED shows a little additional resistance just before 18mm when going from 24mm to 14mm. It's not noticeable going the other direction. It's never bothered me...

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Old 16-10-2011, 05:18 PM
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Hi John
just checked mine and its smooth either way but if you point it up 14 - 24 requires less effort because of all that glass moving with gravity rather than against it as moving 24 - 14 .

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