How to increase grip on Olympus pro zoom ring?

ac12

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I have two Olympus pro zooms, 12-40/2.8 and 12-100/4.
They both have the same problem.
The zoom ring is metal. When my hand gets sweaty, I start to loose my grip on the zoom ring. And this is made worse because of the drag of the zoom ring.
I am constantly wiping my hand on my pants or towel, trying to dry it enough to maintain enough grip on the zoom ring.
I never had this problem with the rubber grip on the Nikon zooms.

Does anyone know of a rubber or other material to wrap around the zoom ring to maintain grip with sweaty hands?
And how to attach it, if not adhesive backed.
 

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Well, a simple elastic rubber band of the right size ? Alternatively, use an aluminium chloride anti sweat stick on your hands and fingers :)
 

Mike.K

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I have two Olympus pro zooms, 12-40/2.8 and 12-100/4.
They both have the same problem.
The zoom ring is metal. When my hand gets sweaty, I start to loose my grip on the zoom ring. And this is made worse because of the drag of the zoom ring.
I am constantly wiping my hand on my pants or towel, trying to dry it enough to maintain enough grip on the zoom ring.
I never had this problem with the rubber grip on the Nikon zooms.

Does anyone know of a rubber or other material to wrap around the zoom ring to maintain grip with sweaty hands?
And how to attach it, if not adhesive backed.
You can find a lot of Zoom ring rubber, on ebay like this you may have to search for one close to the size of your lenses. https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/Camera-L...809121?hash=item2ad6a5afe1:g:jE0AAOSwmftdGcBf
 

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If you like broccoli you may be in luck. The bands that are used to group stalks together are like gold to me. I save them to use in all sorts of odd situations just like this one.

Who says lenses don't grow on trees?
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This was my McGyver solution...similar to Hendrik's.

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