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Re: 70-300 autofocus problems.

Originally Posted by Stewart G View Post
I have read a forum post somewhere, of a 70-300 being sent in, out of warranty, and repaired for free, due to messed up gears. I've sort of come to expect that one day mine will need to go in, too. Its almost impossible to avoid forcing the gears in some way during use, as I'm sure you well know.
Yes, but unfortunately, to avoid damaging the gears, rotating the lens has to be avoided as much as possible, especially when removing the lens hood (by pressing against the lens cap or holding the extended barrel).
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