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Sticky zoom ring on a Nikkor 18-55 AF-S Zoom. The zoom gets jerky at the 18-24 mark. I think it needs some lube but I don't know where to put it?

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  • Brian Veall Aug 06, 2013

    When you turn the lens up side down it does not do it. Why these lenses don't come lubed is beyond me. When I use it for pictures it's not an issue. But for video it is a shot killer. This is a common problem with Nikkor lenses. There must be some way to lube them. I am using it with a Nikon D5100 Camera, and it is a manual zoom

  • Brian Veall Oct 18, 2013

    Thank you Brian. I think I will just buy another one. Thanks for your input.

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You would have to disassemble the lens barrel to get to the zoom sliders, and lubrication is not likely the problem anyway. The zoom mechanism uses nylon bushings sliding in a groove, and zoom problems are usually due to wearing/cracking of those bushings.

If it's still in warranty, send it in. Otherwise, the cost of repair probably exceeds the value of the lens. Sorry.

Posted on Oct 18, 2013

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SOURCE: For Nikon AF 24-50mm f/3.3-4.5D Zoom-Nikkor Lens

The green mark is the index for the aperture setting at 24mm, the yellow mark is the index at 50mm. These really only matter if you are setting the exposure manually and using an external meter. The green mark is the primary mark -- as you turn the ring you will notice that it lines up with a number at every clickstop, while the yellow one is a bit off.

The pull down lever you ask about is the aperture lock. Autofocus film cameras and all digital cameras expect the lens to be set at smallest aperture (highest number). They will give an FEE error if it is not set correctly. When you turn the aperture ring to smallest aperture you will be able to slide the white dot into position next to the orange mark, and that will lock the aperture ring so that it is not accidentally tgurned while using or changing the lens.

Posted on Feb 25, 2009

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SOURCE: replacement rubber zoom band nikkor 17-55 2.8

yes...check with Nikon or I have seen replacement rings on ebay even...I'd check with nikon or a local nikon repair facility for parts..

Posted on Feb 08, 2010

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SOURCE: On a new Nikon 18-55mm

Nikon currently lists two 18-55 AF-S DX and two 55-200 AF-S DX lenses. One in each pair has vibration reduction, the other does not. The ones with VR in the name have it, otherwise it doesn't.

VR isn't exactly an option. If it wasn't built into the lens initially, you can't add it later. A lens either has it or it doesn't, though if a lens has VR it can be switched off.

Posted on Aug 30, 2010

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