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Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by gr8Shot, Nov 28, 2013.
I COMPLETELY agree...and you actually make me feel a lot better cause I was wondering if I had defective unit also...I even Googled for anyone else having this issue the day I got it...
I still would like confirmation from at least someone else..
I agree, I put it down to the lens being brand new and would expect the zoom ring to free up a bit with use.
On the focussing ring tho.... does your ring go beyond infinity in MF? Mine does and I thought one of the advantages with a clutch MF was that you could know infinity when the ring stopped??
Or do I have a bad copy???
You can definitely feel the gears moving inside the lens when you turn the zoom ring. Felt kind of odd at the beginning, but now I actually likes it. It feels like it is giving me the right amount of resistance...
It does go beyond infinity, which is unfortunate for night shots of the sky.
On the plus side it also goes closer than the autofocus on the near end.
I'd call the zoom smooth and I like the feel. When zooming from 12mm to 40mm there is a little more resistance at around 21mm and again at about 27-30mm. Functions very well.
Why would metal be any better? Never had any issue with my Canon 24-105, and insofar as I can recall my 12-35 was plastic barreled (the zoom bit) as well. It's called appropriate use if materials. Plastic ain't bad.