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Grittty Focus Ring Panasonic 20mm

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by famous amos, Feb 16, 2012.

  1. famous amos

    famous amos New to Mu-43

    6
    Feb 12, 2012
    Hi, I just purchased a used Panasonic 20mm from someone on the forums. When I received it, there is a gritty noise when I turn the focus ring. When I turn the ring 360 degrees, it is intermittent. For most of the turn, it is smooth, but intermittently gets gritty. I was wondering if this is common in the lens, or if the seller didn't divulge all the details...
     
  2. pcake

    pcake Mu-43 Regular

    187
    May 3, 2010
    my 14-45 is slightly gritty, too, and back a couple years it came new in the box with my gf1.
     
  3. drizek

    drizek Mu-43 Veteran

    492
    Aug 5, 2011
    20 is not gritty at all. My 14-42 oly got gritty but became better after I cleaned it.
     
  4. benjimouse

    benjimouse Mu-43 Regular

    My 20 feels gritty. A bit disconcerting at first, but doesn't seem to be a problem.
     
  5. mclarenf3

    mclarenf3 Mu-43 Veteran

    243
    Nov 23, 2010
    Canada
    Yea, I'd never consider my 20mm to be "smooth" either, it's always had a rough feel when using the focus wheel.