View Full Version : 50-200 lens creep

16th January 2013, 07:37 PM
Is it normal for the barrel of the mk1 50-200 to creep out to ~100mm when the camera is carried using a shoulder strap? I purchased this lens recently from eBay and am now thinking it has a fault.

16th January 2013, 08:09 PM
I have three of these lens' and I have not had this problem :D

Best send it to Oly for a service ? maybe its got wet and the seal has gone permitting creep :(

16th January 2013, 08:11 PM
Oh dear, does anyone know how much a service costs?

16th January 2013, 08:13 PM
If I walk with mine downwards it will creep to the full length(for want of a better term).Shouldn't worry about it.

16th January 2013, 08:18 PM
I can live with it creeping whilst I'm walking, my main concern is that something is working loose that could lead to a catastrophic failure.

16th January 2013, 08:18 PM
my mark II does

16th January 2013, 08:37 PM
To tackle the zoom creep on my 40-150mm f3.5-4.5 I purchased a 'Lensband'. It cost 5.49 on ebay, which for a simple silicone rubber band might seem a bit overpriced, but I must say it's worked a treat.

I've positioned it so that most of the band is located on the lens barrel with just a couple of millimeters covering the edge of the zoom ring. This stiffens the zoom action just enough to resist creep whilst still allowing easy zoom adjustment.

I imagine the 50-200 has a somewhat fatter barrel than my lowly 40-150 but the silicone rubber has a huge range of stretch so might still fit the 50-200.


Wee man
16th January 2013, 09:00 PM
No creeep on my SWD model.

Jim Ford
16th January 2013, 10:23 PM
As I've mentioned on another thread - mine (SWD) creeps if I walk with it hanging down.

It's nothing to worry about and much better than the opposite which I've seen mentioned, where the seal binds to such an extent that the lens can't be zoomed and the 'lip' seal becomes damaged.


16th January 2013, 10:32 PM
I have two of these lenses and none is creeping.

17th January 2013, 11:36 AM
Help for heros band around it, job done :) Low tech highly effective solution