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X-Pro3 Lens Mount Concern(?)

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Has anyone else experienced an overly difficult/stiff mounting and un-mounting of lenses on the X-Pro3?

I have three lenses: the 23 and 35mm F/2, and the 18-55mm f/2.8-4 (two weather resistant, one not).

They seem to all be very stiff to get on and off the mount. I thought I got a bad camera sample and exchanged it for another but the issue persists. It leads me to believe it's just the way it is. However, my X-T2 never felt this resistance when it was new (it's not that old), nor did the X-Pro2.

Anyone have any thoughts on this? Should I try a *third* sample? Is this a, "with use it'll be easier" thing?

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Fuji tech support will “call me back” on the issue but she sounded surprised by it. They didn’t have a comment on whether or not this was a common problem.

Ordered a third body as maybe third time really is a charm and will return the other depending on how it fits. Will update when I get more information in case I’m not the only one.

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Both my xt2 and xpro3 out of the box had tight lens mounts.  Particularly with my 35 f2.  I think that's because it's such a small lens there's less to hold on to and therefore, less torque.  Both lenses became easier to attach over time with repeated use.  Problem should take care of itself in short order.  Cheers.  

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Mine was very tight, out of the box. It has since loosened up. At first I thought a really problem with the new camera, as my XPro-2 and XT-2 never had the problem out of the box. I knew it wasn't the lenses, as my previously owned cameras did not exhibit the tight, tight mounting. But, it seems to have worked out and I haven't been changing a lot of lenses on the XPro-3

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Thanks for all the feedback. I don’t plan on all but the occasional lens change; I like my 35mm and am quite used to it over the years. It was concerning tho to install a lens and have it be so tight.

For the record, my third copy arrived and was just as tight so I will just continue on as is and enjoy shooting more and more every day. This camera is a dream. Thanks everyone.

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On 2/12/2020 at 8:13 PM, MailerDaemon said:

Thanks for all the feedback. I don’t plan on all but the occasional lens change; I like my 35mm and am quite used to it over the years. It was concerning tho to install a lens and have it be so tight.

For the record, my third copy arrived and was just as tight so I will just continue on as is and enjoy shooting more and more every day. This camera is a dream. Thanks everyone.

This is very common and has been normal for many camera brands and models over the years. They always loosen up over time, now, for 3rd party glass that is another matter.

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