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- May 20, 2012
- Blue Mountains, NSW, Australia
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Except 'the helicoils' is only moving internal zoom group(s) for this lens (also for the 40-150mm f2.8 Pro zoom lens). Olympus is showing that in 'their' own bag. Everybody with a backpack or holster camera bag has them vertical.As to the case above with the 150-400mm f/4.5 lens stored vertically, I'll pass along some info I got from Los Angeles Nikon Service while in there for a lens issue. Fwiw, their manager seems to love working on lenses over the NYC Service Center that prefers bodies to work on.
The guy said not to store the zoom lenses vertically as the weight of the internals pushed against the rollers that are in the slots in the helicals. In time, they'd come loose and the things begin to bind up while zooming. When they would come loose, the threads in the helicals were often stripped and a costly barrel assembly replacement was needed. He said it's better to store them horizontally and as why some of their large Nikon hard cases for their huge lenses stored them that way.