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How to prevent zoom creep in cameras

What is zoom creep?

zoom creep

Zoom creep іn camera is the gravity еffесt on the camera zооm lеnѕ саuѕеd bу certain сіrсumѕtаnсеѕ. Sоmе саmеrа lеnѕеѕ аrе рrоnе tо slowly zооm in оr out under thеіr own weight іf pointed straight uр, straight down, or аt a ѕhаrр angle without touching thе zoom ring.  Most оf thе сrеер occurs between 30mm and 130mm іn the zoom range.

Fоr аnуоnе who works out іn thе field and carries оr hangs hіѕ саmеrа over hіѕ shoulder, lens сrеер is a соmmоn рrоblеm thаt саn саuѕе undue stress оn the lеnѕ and your bасk. Thе lenses mоѕt prominent to it include thе 100-400LIS, the 75-300IS, thе 28-135IS and thе 35-350L.

Primitive ways to prevent zoom creep

Rubber Band

One of the solutions for fixing zoom creeping is the use of flat rubber band. Thіѕ rubber band presents a simple and unique solution tо thе іѕѕuе. Thе rubber band stretches оvеr thе zoom ring of your lеnѕ and holds іt firmly in рlасе.

Tаkе thе rubber band, ѕtrеtсh іt оvеr thе lеnѕ and роѕіtіоn іt оn thе zооm ring when nоt in use. To lосk thе lens, move half оf thе rubber band оvеr tо thе nоn-moving раrt оf thе lеnѕ barrel. The friction оf the band wіll bе еnоugh tо prevent thе lens shifting under its own weight. Ensure thе rubber band dоеѕ not interfere with thе Focus Ring when locking the zoom іn position.

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For аеѕthеtіс, іt’ѕ better to uѕе black оnе as it blends іn wіth thе lеnѕ. This rubber band can аlѕо асt to secure the Zірlос bаg around thе lеnѕ if safeguarding аgаіnѕt the rain.

Using String

Yоu саn аlѕо trу thіѕ mеthоd if уоu don’t want tо go rubber band wау. Near the rеаr оf thе lеnѕ where thе zооm ring and thе barrel come tоgеthеr, there іѕ a small gap. Take ѕоmе thread, embroidery flоѕѕ, dental flоѕѕ (Prоbаblу non-waxed), and a vаrіеtу of other vеrу ѕmаll dіаmеtеr strings would work fіnе. Wrap a соuрlе turnѕ оf it into thаt gap and tіе іt into a knоt. This string being in thаt gар wіll рrоvіdе enough rеѕіѕtаnсе to hold thе lеnѕ іn рlасе while allowing thе zооm ring tо ѕtіll bе turnеd with little еffоrt. It wіll be hidden and hardly ѕhоwѕ аt all. Thіѕ fіx саn bе аррlіеd to mаnу different lenses.

On ѕоmе lenses іt іѕ possible to рuѕh a ring of self-adhesive felt, between thе zооm ring and thе barrel. If thе correct thісknеѕѕ оf felt іѕ uѕеd, thе added frісtіоn brakes the zoom ring, thus holding thе zoom асtіоn.

A Modern Solution….Introducing Lens Band

Available in two sizes to fit all camera lenses.  With 13 colors to choose from, you can find the Lens Band that suites your style.

“Roberts Camera” A Legacy In Indiana

Since 1957, Roberts Camera has become a premiere source for photo, video and electronics equipment.  Their group of professionals; many of them have been here for more than fifteen years, are extremely knowledgeable and passionate about the photography industry and their customers.

For two generations, Roberts Camera continues to be family owned and operated. They have two retail stores in the Indianapolis area;  Downtown Indianapolis location and their newer Carmel store.  If you are ever in Indiana, please make time to visit the excellent staff at Roberts Camera and be sure to pick up a few Lens Bands while you’re at it.

Downtown Store

255 S Meridian St
Indianapolis, IN 46225
317-636-5544
1-800-726-5544

  • Mon 9:00 – 5:30
  • Tues 9:00 – 5:30
  • Wed 9:00 – 5:30
  • Thur 9:00 – 6:30
  • Fri 9:00 – 5:30
  • Sat 9:00 – 4:30
  • Sun – Closed

North Store

12761 Old Meridian
Carmel, IN 46032
317-818-9800

  • Mon 10:00 – 7:00
  • Tues 10:00 – 7:00
  • Wed 10:00 – 7:00
  • Thur 10:00 – 7:00
  • Fri 10:00 – 7:00
  • Sat 10:00 – 5:00
  • Sun 12:00 – 5:00

Lens Band in Soho at K&M Camera

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We are excited to welcome K&M Camera. From the early days, K&M has been dedicated to excellent customer service, and it shows. Even if you don’t know exactly what you’re looking for, their sales staff will guide you through the options and make sure you get the item that’s right for you. Everything from traditional photo paper and chemistry, to large format digital printing, all the way to professional equipment rentals; and now Lens Bands, K&M has got you covered!

K&M is also one of the largest Rental Houses in NYC. One look at their Pro Rental Department and you’ll know you’re in good hands. They offer Canon, Nikon, Hasselblad, Mamiya, Profoto, Apple, and many more high end photography brands. From the smallest jobs to the biggest, their knowledgeable rental staff is willing to answer all your questions and will always treat you with the respect you deserve. From the biggest professional to the person picking up a camera for the very first time; they will help you find what you’ve been missing.

The next time you’re taking a stroll through SoHo New York, make sure you stop by and check out their newly renovated showroom!!!

Address: 385-387 Broadway
New York, NY 10013
Cross Streets: Walker and White Street
Telephone: 212-523-0954
Fax: 646-224-8340
email: sales@kmcamera.com
Store Hours Mon-Fri 9am – 7pm
Sat 10am – 6pm
Sun Closed

 

Camera Land in Manhattan

Camera Land started out in 1957 as a small local photo shop has grown into one of the oldest & most knowledgeable Photo Specialty & Sports Optics stores in New York City.  Their Digital Imaging center is constantly expanding the offerings to consumers.  Joel at Camera Land was gracious enough to make Lens Band feel right at home in their Manhattan showroom.

If you are ever walking by the corner of Lexington and 52nd Street, please be sure to stop by and say hi to these guys.  When it comes to general photography both Neil and Scotty have the answers to all of your questions. Mark and Reggie are experts in every aspect of photography too. They know that the best camera for you is the one that suits your needs the best. With so many choices it gets overwhelming. They are there to assist you in narrowing down the field to the correct piece of equipment to fulfill your individual photographic criteria.

If it’s repairs you need then the best in Manhattan is Reggie. Camera Land offers repairs on most photographic equipment as well as binoculars. Our free estimates and expert work have been helping New Yorkers out of jams since 1957.  For more information about Camera Land, please visit them on the web http://cameralandny.com

Hey Lens Band Fans!

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Press Release from Photo Life Blog

Edma Photo Marketing to distribute VidPro and Lens Band in Canada

Posted on May 3, 2012 by Guy
DIRECT LINK TO ARTICLE:  http://www.photolife.com/blog/?p=7453

Edma Photo Marketing introduces VidPro and Lens Band products to the Canadian marketplace.

VidPro has assembled a variety of portable LED lighting kits, complete with rechargeable batteries, chargers, most packaged in foam-padded cases. Units vary in light output and utilize a variety of power sources: AC, DC, rechargeable Lithium-ion and AA batteries. Their flexible power requirements and portability make them a popular choice for location photography and videography. In addition, VidPro provides an extensive assortment of lithium-ion digital camera and camcorder batteries, complete with a two-year warranty.

 

Lens Band is a unique silicone band designed with specific  elastic resistance to stop unwanted zoom creep in camera lenses. Zoom creep is the tendency for a lens to extend or collapse under its own weight when pointed upward or downward. Designed and assembled in the USA, one size fits all lenses and lens band is available in a variety of colours and patterns. Although lens band was specifically designed to stop zoom creep, many photographers have used it on hard to remove lens filters or simply to add a little personality to their lenses.

 

Additional information concerning VidPro and Lens Band products may be obtained by contacting info@edmamarketing.com

Canada is best known for…Lens Bands

If you googled “What is Canada best known for?”  You will find wiki-answers response “Canada is best known for their maple syrup, the Canadian goose, the beaver, having the most freshwater in the world, multiculturalism, free health care, etc.   It is also known for its beautiful sites, rivers, mountain sides, scenery and tourist attractions. Canada has a very clean environment and a very strong economy, and it is also a peaceful country.  It is known also for setting the record for the most gold medals won in the 2010 Winter Olympic Games.”   By the 2nd quarter of 2012, wiki-answers can now add Lens Band to their list of what Canada is best known for.  With EDMA Photo Marketing in place to provide 300+ Photo Retail Stores throughout Canada, a proven solution to “Stop Zoom Creep,” Canadians can simply drive over to their neighborhood camera store and pick up a Lens Band the same day and save on time/shipping.

If you are a resident of Canada or simply just visiting, please support your local camera store and be sure to pick up a few Lens Bands while you are there.   Here is a list of camera stores in your area.

FLASH BANDS ON LOCATION

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Have you ever taken your photo-shoot on location to a concert or sporting event and had to mount several of your small flash speedlights to the railing of the bleachers, with hopes that the innocent bystander will know better than to try touching them, especially when curious children are nearby.

Flash Band is a simple solution to these common annoyances.  Comprised of a stretchable silicone band sized specifically to fit all small flashes. The Flash Band boldly warns others “Do Not Touch” causing the curious “lookie-loo”  to stay away.  Flash Band is more than a one trick pony.  It has space for you to write your name , making it easy to identifying your flashes.  They are also perfect for holding on gobos and lighting gels.

Dealers in Europe

We want to welcome the following dealers to our Lens Band family.

Please support your local camera stores:

IN GERMANY:

Enjoyyourcamera
Owner Ingo Quendler
Stephanusstr. 23
D-30449 Hannover
Germany
T +49 (0) 511 2002 90 97
F +49 (0) 511 2002 90 91
shop@enjoyyourcamera.com

IN NETHERLANDS:

Vestigingen

IN STORES NOW

Ringfoto Focus Den Haag
Thomsonlaan 96
2565 JE Den Haag
070-3638398

Ringfoto Focus Voorburg

Koningin Julianaplein 10
2274 JD Voorburg
070-3863519

http://www.cameracompleet.nl

 

IN SWEDEN:

Telefon / Epost

Telefontid: Vardagar 8.00 – 16.00 (lunchstängt 12.00-12.30)
Kundtjänst: 08 – 559 22 802

http://kaffebrus.com/

IN UNITED KINGDOM:

PhotoStore

http://www.photostore-uk.com/

Just Limited

http://www.cameraclean.co.uk