Problem with Nikon 1 10-30 lenses when unlocking
I have just bought a Nikon J1 with 10-30 lenses and while the camera works just fine there is one issue with the lenses that annoys me:
First I realized that sometimes there is problem when unlocking the lenses. It kind of get stuck so that I needed to use force to unlock it.
Later I realized that it might be due to pushing the top of the lenses when putting the lens cover in place. So slight push will "extra lock" the lenses so that it gets hard to unlock.
Later I also tried to test the following: I removed the lenses from the body and the unlocking works just fine! I was trying to push down the top even harder in order to get the lenses stuck, but all worked just fine. But at the moment I put the lenses on the body, the problem starts all over again.
The workaround is to pull the "zoom body" a bit up before the unlocking to "unstuck" the lenses, but I don't find this as a satisfactory, since I would like to be able to do fast shots without thinking of extra pulling teh lenses or so.
So the question is if that is just a problem that will disappear by time, when the lenses are unlocked like 100 times, or the problem is bigger and needs service?
Thank you in advance for the answer!
#2. "RE: Problem with Nikon 1 10-30 lenses when unlocking" | In response to Reply # 1
Iggy970 Registered since 03rd Sep 2012Tue 04-Sep-12 06:53 AM
Well, yes I am pressing the button fully down. I did it yesterday like 100 of times.
One more thing I noticed. The problem seems to disappear if I remove the lens lock before unlocking the lenses. So it might be that the lock puts some pressure on the lens tube, so that it gets stuck due to that.
I don't know if this is normal, or I just have to return it and get a new one?
#3. "RE: Problem with Nikon 1 10-30 lenses when unlocking" | In response to Reply # 2
Covey22 Charter MemberTue 04-Sep-12 02:27 PM
I'm a bit confused by your initial description of the problem. Suffice it to say, it should not take inordinate amounts of force to unlock the lens to a shooting position once it's on the camera. If you have access to another body via fellow owner or a retail store, try your lenses on those bodies first. Alternatively, try other lenses on your body. That will tell you which components might be problematic. It should also give you an idea of what the normal operation would feel like. Then you can return with confidence knowing how an unflawed kit should operate.