Defective Panasonic 12-32 lens?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Omega3, Apr 8, 2014.

  1. Omega3

    Omega3 New to Mu-43

    Apr 8, 2014
    I just received my first Micro 4/3 gear today, EM-10 and Panasonic 12-32 lens. The EM-10 seems well built and will still have to figure out how to operate it properly.

    Even though I love the size of the 12-32, I'm suspecting I got a defective lens due to a strong "loose part/component" type of noise. I'm not talking about the OIS when the system is powered, but a strong noise (and feel) of a loose part when I move the lens or gently rotate it around its axis.

    Anywone else with the same lens experiencing this or should I just send it back?
  2. dhazeghi

    dhazeghi Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Aug 6, 2010
    San Jose, CA
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    All OIS lenses sound as if they have a loose part when the camera is off. That's because without power the stabilization mechanism doesn't operate, so the lens elements that do the stabilizing are free to flop around. It might still be defective, but not just because it sounds loose.