02-19-2019 04:31 PM
Greetings! I have a Canon 1300D with 18-55 lens, (warranty expired)
Month back, Lens has accidentally fallen on the ground which caused a crack on the body and AutoFocus was not working.
I took it to repair shop and replaced its body with one of another old, not working 18-55 lens. (cheaper solution)
AF is working fine now, but the zoom ring is very stiff and hard to rotate/Adjust.
Kindly suggest the solution.
Thanks in advance.
02-19-2019 10:34 PM
The 18-55mm kit lens is not worth the cost of repairing. It is a throw away lens when it fails. I suggest replacing it with the the upgrade version of that model, the EF-S 18-55mm STM version of the lens. Notice the “STM” at the end of the model number.
Or, you could dive into the deep end and spring for the EF-S 17-55mm f/2.8 IS USM lens. But, be forewarned that the lens is so large that it will block the output of your built-in flash, necessitating the use of an external flash.
02-20-2019 10:51 AM
"AF is working fine now, but the zoom ring is very stiff and hard to rotate/Adjust."
Live with it. When it finally gives up the ghost, it will give you a chance to buy a much better lens.