17mm 1.8 not manually focusing?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by photokev, Mar 1, 2014.

  1. photokev

    photokev New to Mu-43

    Mar 1, 2014
    Howdy everyone. This is my first post, and unfortunately it's not such a fun fantastic one.

    I recently bought the Olympus 17mm 1.8 lens and when I pull back on the clutch to reveal the retro styled focusing distance system, it stays stagnant. I can manually focus fine, when the clutch is lifted upwards without the assistance of the distance scale. What the heck gives? I'm also in AF+M focusing mode.

    So just to clarify, when the clutch ring is down exposing my manual focusing distance, the lens will not manually focus. It will auto focus, but not manually focus.

    The weirdest part is, sometimes it actually will manually focus when the clutch is down, but then suddenly stops. are my settings out of wack or is this lens a lemon? Thanks for any advice.

  2. HarryS

    HarryS Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Jun 23, 2012
    Midwest, USA
    Your sample must be broken. When I pull the plastic ring back, my 17mm lens cannot AF at all, but will manually focus in either position, although you get the much faster response when it's pulled back.
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