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Help: Focus Ring Not Working (Panasonic 45mm)

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by dwrz, Feb 7, 2011.

  1. dwrz

    dwrz Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 9, 2010
    Hi,

    A few days ago, I turned on my camera and it wouldn't focus-- neither Auto or Manual. I took it off, put it back on, and it worked again.

    This evening, I turned the camera on, and it did it again. Except this time taking it off and putting it back on does nothing. Neither auto nor manual. My 20mm lens works fine, so I'm pretty sure it is the lens and not the body.

    What do I do?
     
  2. ~tc~

    ~tc~ Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 22, 2010
    Houston, TX
    Clean the contacts?
     
  3. dwrz

    dwrz Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 9, 2010
    Is there a specific method? Camera's been in a clean environment-- even have an air filter running in my room.
     
  4. A rubber pencil eraser can work if used lightly.
     
  5. dwrz

    dwrz Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 9, 2010
    Nothing. :(
     
  6. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    931
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    You can always contact Panasonic service. At least Oly service here in Finland has been top quality that one time I had focusing troubles with my ol' E-520. They repaired it, under the two year warranty, within 2 weeks with no cost to me at all, not even the postage fee. You better give the Pana service a call.
     
  7. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    931
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    Resetting the camera to factory settings and a possible firmware update for the camera or the lens could also solve the problem. :confused:

    ...sometimes even changing the places of the bathroom towels can help with nowaday's electronics. :biggrin:
     
  8. dwrz

    dwrz Mu-43 Regular

    70
    Dec 9, 2010
    Thanks-- I just tried getting in touch with them. I'll post what I find, in case it may be of use to others. Really annoying failure though!

    Update at 1936 UTC (1436 EST)-- it just started working on its own, all of a sudden. Weird.