12-50mm kit lens motor "error"

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by cookme, Jul 10, 2012.

  1. cookme

    cookme Mu-43 Regular

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    May 25, 2012
    I just ran into a mechanical error when playing with the 12-50mm on E-M5. Here is what I did:

    1. manually zoomed in to 50mm but slightly over-rotated (10 degrees?) to feel the hard motor "stop".
    2. pushed the ring forward to switch on powered zoom, feeling the "click" and gear lock.

    At this point I saw (image in VF) the lens on its own rolling back to 12mm and then immediately showed a black screen saying "Please check the status of the lens" white text in the middle of the screen. It then disappeared and everything looks normal.

    Not sure if I just happened to lock the gear at a bad spot or something... The manual to powered push-switch always shifts a tiny bit to lock onto the gear if the ring is not at a perfect alignment.

    I did not see any error in the camera hidden menu. The lens seems to work fine too. It's probably nothing anyway, just want to share the experience.

    I wonder if there is a hidden lens menu :confused: