May 8th, 2011, 12:03 PM
is it the body or the lens that should go in for repair?
I am hoping to get some input on what to do - I have a Olympus E-PL2 that I use exclusively with the Panasonic 20/1.7.
The situation is that I dropped it. It was in my bag, wrapped in an Op/Tech wrap with an extra wrap folded as padding at the bottom of the bag. I carelessly put the camera back in my bag lens down, so it fell to a concrete floor with the impact on a corner of the lens.
Thankfully, the only visible damage was that the lens collapsed into the filter and cracked the filter.
In the last month since this happened, I have been noticing that this combo is having a hard time with focus that I dont think I remember. Face recognition seems out of whack, and spot focus works but feels like it takes a while to find what I am telling it to focus on. Exposure is still spot on and aok.
I am worried that because the filter screws into the movable part of the lens that the impact actually maybe off kiltered the whole motor mech in the lens.
BUT - I put the Oly 14-42 kit lens on the body (I have only used this lens for maybe the first hour I had this camera, so not sure if this is a good comparison) and the camera was having a horrible time reading a good exposure, underexposing and focusing took forever. Which compared to the Panny, maybe is just how it performs? Its a red flag for the body for me in this case.
Which brings me to my question, and thank you for reading this far!
Should I send the lens to Panasonic or the body to Olympus to be looked at? Which part seems most suspect to you?