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    Lens mount backlash

    Started noticing that all my lenses on my a7r have rotational play. When I manually focus or zoom the lens, the lens rotates slightly within the camera mount. Annoying. Don't think it's causing any image degradation because it's not wobbling up and down, but it is annoying to feel that shuck back and forth when fine tuning manual focus, especially when it's cold out and lens focus is stiff.

    Anyone else seeing this?
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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    Its the mount. Its plastic inside . You may want to think about putting a Fotodiox lens mount on. I did it and have no issues like that anymore

    http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-E-Mou...ony+lens+mount
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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    My A7 did the same, the A7s mount was too tight, A7ii is just right. Guess they're figuring it out as they go along...

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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    The A7 has plastic the A7s is metal and so is the A7II. The A7r is plastic also
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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    Guy - thanks, looks like a fairly simple replacement.
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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    Yea it's not hard at all. Just take your time and get a good screwdriver
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    Re: Lens mount backlash

    Quote Originally Posted by Guy Mancuso View Post
    Just take your time and get a good screwdriver
    This is wise advice and could be applied to many things.

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