LX-5 stiff zoom

Discussion in 'Panasonic/Leica Forum' started by woof, Dec 7, 2012.

  1. woof

    woof SC Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    My LX-5 developed a stiff zoom lever. No grittiness, etc. Just stiff. Working it back and forth loosens it up as does blowing compressed air at it. But in the end it just stiffens up again. No abuse, keep it cased and clean. Any ideas?

  2. Yeats

    Yeats SC All-Pro

    Jul 31, 2012
    New Jersey, USA
    Possibly there's crud where it meets the body? Perhaps take something like dental floss and clean around it?
  3. woof

    woof SC Veteran

    Sep 23, 2011
    Good thought. Sorry, should have said that I already did. It worked for a time, but stiffness came back.
  4. drd1135

    drd1135 SC Hall of Famer Subscribing Member

    Jul 13, 2011
    Lexington, Virginia
    That's weird. Maybe something is in the lens that gets sticky as it sits but breaks free when you work it a bit.