14mm f2.5 bayonet a bit stiff

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Yorick43, May 27, 2013.

  1. Yorick43

    Yorick43 Mu-43 Regular

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    Nov 11, 2012
    Lake District, UK
    Yorick
    I purchased a 14mm f2.5 a couple of weeks ago. It works like a charm but the only thing is that it feels like it is a bit to stiff when I put it on my camera. Is this normal or is there a fix to loosen up the bayonet just a bit?
    My Oly 14-45mm and 40-150mm don't have this problem.
     
  2. barbosas

    barbosas Mu-43 Veteran

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    May 7, 2013
    Lisbon
    I guess it's normal, I've noticed the same on my 14 and also on my 20 (my camera is an E-PL5)
     
  3. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

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    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    Could be due to different copies they produced..I have 2 14mm..one silver another black..silver kinda...tight..while the black smooth to mount..strange isn't it?

    Sent from my GT-N7000
     
  4. swampduck

    swampduck Mu-43 Veteran

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    Mar 29, 2013
    Taneytown , MD
    Dan
    This appears to be normal. I had an E-Pl1 and this lens was extremely tight to get on or off. I switched to a Panny G5 and the problem decreased, but it is still the tightest lens to get on and off the body.
     
  5. szanda

    szanda Mu-43 Regular

    It's same with my black 14 and omd

    Sent from my GT-I9100 using Mu-43 mobile app
     
  6. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

    705
    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    Yeah mine's a little stiff too.
     
  7. norazi

    norazi Mu-43 Rookie

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    Jun 17, 2013
    it was stiff on mine as well
     
  8. hinata76

    hinata76 Mu-43 Regular

    130
    Jun 21, 2012
    Singapore
    So....actually...too tight is good news or just right better? Just curious..also..

    Saw many pple selling of their.14mm..some says its a sharp copy...does it mean there is BLUR copies produced? (Lol)

    Sent from my GT-N7000
     
  9. STR

    STR Mu-43 Veteran

    222
    May 16, 2013
    Meh. My 20mm was a little tight. Just twisted it around on the mount (keeping it from locking or falling off) until whatever was catching was worn off. Works like a champ now.

    Me thinks some of you treat this stuff a little more delicately than it needs to be.
     
  10. darosk

    darosk Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Apr 17, 2013
    Kota Kinabalu, Malaysia
    Daros
    I actually like it a little stiff. Something satisfying about the grind into a click. Might miss it if the stiffness goes away...
     
  11. dougjgreen

    dougjgreen Mu-43 All-Pro

    Jun 5, 2013
    San Diego
    Doug Green
    Well, as you get older, the stiffness moves to different parts of your body