How to Stop Lens Creep: Tutorial

What are you to do when you’re pointing your camera toward the ground and your zoom lens keeps wanting to slip downward? Techie Dr. Jake of Dr. Jake’s Very British Reviews has a quick and easy fix:

Lens creep occurs when you’re photographing something below you with a zoom lens that’s just a little too loose to fight the force of gravity. Maybe your lens is old, not particularly top of the line, or remarkably heavy, but the end result is equally aggravating—you just can’t take your hands off the zoom and keep your subject in focus at the same time.

The answer? A rubber band. Use it to straddle the edges of the zooming mechanism and the part of your lens that attaches to the camera. (Just avoid the focus ring.)

Using a rubber band to stop lens creep

Try this out on one of your creeping lenses and let us know if it works!

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2 responses to “How to Stop Lens Creep: Tutorial”

  1. Michael says:

    Thanks for the great simple effective solution.

  2. JIM MEDFORD says:

    I have another challenge for you. I have tried every trick to get a perfect picture of an LED light. Nothing that I have tried has worked.

    I have put this challenge to my entire photography team and all have the same problem.

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