May 12th, 2012, 07:41 PM
OM-D and PL/25 lock up
I got lucky and managed to snag an OM-D E-M5 and the Panasonic Leica 25mm from Adorama when they were both briefly in stock last week. Unfortunately, my entry into the m43 world isn't turning out to be a positive experience.
The PL 25 has "locked up" twice in the two days that I have been playing with the setup. It will simply not autofocus. The camera continues to wait for focus confirmation, so the shutter has no effect. Changing to MF does not help since it's a focus by wire system.
The first time this happened, it seemed to "recover" within a few minutes. It happened the second time the next day as I was getting ready for my first field trip with the camera and it is still non-functional. Have tried removing the lens and the battery multiple times, but it hasn't helped. Also tried resetting the camera to no effect.
Not sure if I have a defective lens, a defective OM-D or if this is a compatibility issue. Unfortunately, I don't have a Panasonic body or another native lens to verify if either is working.
There are reports of people having issues with the Panasonic 20mm, but the problem is the OM-D not coming out of sleep, not with the lens.
Any feedback is appreciated. Is there a way to reset the lens?
Would hate to return this lens to Adorama or send it in for repairs. The 30 or so pictures I managed to take in one evening are wonderful.