...mo' of the same.
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Just yesterday had the same problem. Instead of tweezers I used a tiny screwdriver to lift the flexible rubber from the plastic beneath it. And instead of glue, I then applied a bit of rubbing alcohol to the general (small) area between the rubber and plastic and turned the plastic 360 degrees to enable the rubbing alcohol to 'clean' the entire plastic wheel/rubber area. Somehow I think the rubber now is better able to 'grip' the plastic beneath it.
12 hours later, my main dial (top dial) is still working properly. I will report back.
If the focus ring was at the other end of the push/pull barrel so it didn't get turned accidentally, and if the IS was worth anything, it would be a far more pleasant lens to use.
Have you used the 70-300L? The design places the focus ring next to the body, the zoom ring further out. That's reversed from other L lenses, and means your hand (well, mine at any rate) reflexively grabs the focus ring when intending to zoom. A real PITA, and if the new 100-400 has a similar design, it would be unfortunate.
First post for me so be gentle!
I am off on a family holiday to Florida soon. I want to get some good photos when over there but dont want o carry around too much gear. I have a 7d and a number of lenses:
Canon 100mmL IS
Canon 70-200mm F4 IS
Sigma 18-35mm F1.8
It was clear to me that i should just take the 15-85mm with me until i purchased a new Canon 24-105mm off of ebay for £360 (white box). It was just too much of abargain to not buy!
I may go full frame in the future but have no current plans.
I am now thinking of taking the Sigma and the 24-105mm and maybe just sell the 15-85mm. I'm guessing i wont miss the 15-17mm end of the 15-85mm lens in a Florida theme park type trip. Any views? Would you ditch the 15-85mm?
Given that there's already an EF-M 18-55/3.5-5.6, I expect this patent won't see the light of day as a product.I would imagine that there is something else special about this lens such as being collapsible.
Perhaps, but I doubt it. Canon is awarded well over 2000 patents per year, but they launch far, far fewer products per year. Many patents are submitted in the course of development, to test different design ideas. King at the block diagram in this patent, it appears (at least at the low resolution of my phone) that there are six elements in five groups. That's less than half the number in the M 18-55, and even fewer than the 22/2 pancake. Canon may be testing how little glass (or plastic) they can get away with in a lens design.