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9-18mm lock switch problem

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by keith1200rs, Nov 8, 2011.

  1. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

    103
    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Hi,

    I am new here - just changing all my Nikon DSLR equipment for MFT - new Panasonic GF2 bought a couple of weeks ago. I just received my Olympus 9-18mm yesterday and am returning it today as the lock switch doesn't lock the lens closed. Am I unlucky and this an unusual problem? I searched t'internet and didn't find any problems mentioned but wondered if the tiny, light weight lenses are less reliable/robust?

    Thanks.

    Keith.
     
  2. Muntjack

    Muntjack Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Jul 26, 2010
    I believe the lock switch only locks the lens OPEN not closed. It is a simple twist to open up the lend ready for shooting..... that's how mine works anyway.
    It's an excellent lens by the way.
    Hope this helps.
    M
     
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  3. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

    103
    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Thanks, that is interesting. I phoned the shop and they reckoned it should lock it closed as well! The instructions are no help. I will try to find out before I send it back.

    Keith.
     
  4. yottavirus

    yottavirus Mu-43 Regular

    115
    Aug 13, 2011
    It has a little bump that stops it from creeping, but does not lock closed.
     
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  5. keith1200rs

    keith1200rs Mu-43 Regular

    103
    Nov 8, 2011
    North Yorkshire
    Thank you for the confirmation. I have phoned Olympus and they have confirmed that they don't lock closed (strange calling it a "lock"). I will unpack it again and start playing!

    Keith.
     
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