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Any play in your mount?

Discussion in 'Olympus Cameras' started by s0nus, Sep 15, 2011.

  1. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    Ever since I got my EPL1, I've had about .5-1mm play in the mount. When I grab the lens, I can rotate it ever so slightly in the mount. Doesn't matter which lens I have on.

    It doesn't really bother me, but I thought I'd ask the community - is this normal?
     
  2. Jdumas

    Jdumas Mu-43 Regular

    I have never noticed any play in my EPL1 mount. Is it there even with the kit lens?
     
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  3. s0nus

    s0nus Mu-43 Veteran

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    Dec 13, 2010
    Chicago
    It is. I can feel it shift ever so slightly, and hear a slight clicking. Clicking with the kit lens is less noticeable, presumably because the lens side is plastic.
     
  4. Luke

    Luke Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Jul 30, 2010
    Milwaukee, WI
    Luke
    I think that question is rather personal.....:rofl:
     
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  5. addieleman

    addieleman Mu-43 All-Pro

    Aug 5, 2010
    The Netherlands
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    Same here with the Panasonic GH2 and G1 and lenses. The hole in the lens mount for the locking pin of the camera is relatively large. I've never bothered either. There are no mechanical diaphragm pin or lightmeter coupler to be matched, so the only thing influenced by play is the positioning of the electrical contacts and I've never noticed any problem with the lens functions.
     
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