Is the Oly 14-150 open in the back?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Gusnyc, Feb 28, 2014.

  1. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York

    I am preparing my equipment for a trip around the world, and I panicking because I noticed that the Olympus 14-150 that I have is "open" when zooming in, exposing the internals of the lens. I never noticed that. Did I loose a piece of glass from the back of the lens or this is the way the lens is designed? . I had that lens for two years and this is the first time I noticed. If it broken, I don't think I should take it.

    Please, if you have one of this lenses, could you please check what happens when you zoom in? Does the circuit of the lens get exposed, kind of open?

    Thanks for your help.

  2. mattia

    mattia Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    May 3, 2012
    The Netherlands
    Take a picture maybe?
  3. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    This is what I see, fist with the lens closed and then extended.

    IMG_1422.jpg IMG_1423.jpg
  4. Sammyboy

    Sammyboy m43 Pro

    Oct 26, 2010
    Steeler Country
    This is normal.
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  5. speedandstyle

    speedandstyle Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    That is the way mine looks too but I never noticed it before either because I had never extended it except while mounted. I recommend not extending while off the camera to prevent unwanted dust/etc from getting in there.
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  6. Gusnyc

    Gusnyc Mu-43 Veteran

    Mar 9, 2010
    New York
    I can't believe I didn't notice that for more than two years!. I thought I lost part of the glass. I was so worried.

    Thanks for your replies! You brought me peace of mind.
  7. Armanius

    Armanius Mu-43 All-Pro

    Feb 23, 2010
    I'm afraid to look now!