Lens (PL25mm) not screwing/mouthing smoothly to GH3! HELP?

magellan

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All of a sudden when I went to mount my beloved Panasonic Leica 25mm f1.4 to my Panasonic GH3 it wasn't the smooth clicking I was used to feeling, rather a gritty and grinding feel and the GH3 tells me the lens is not on all the way. When the lens is on all the way it feels almost like I forced it a little bit and is a tiny (only a little bit) loose. I do not want to damage the camera's mount but I never have had this problem before with the lens so it is weird. I did just get a new lens and mount it on to the camera (Olympus 40-150mm) if that affects anything. Pictures are attached of the camera's mount and lens mount if anything can be detected.

Do you think it is a problem with the lens mount, because other m4/3 lens mouth smoothly? It is funny because this lens worked fine yesterday and nothing has happened to it in between.
 

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Sootchucker

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Is it just an optical illusion, or is one of the mounting screws on the lens (at 9 o'clock) not as flush as the others ? have you tried with a screwdriver to see if any of the lens mount screws are loose at all ?
 

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Clean them anyway, all engaging surfaces on both lens and body mount. Finish with Giottos Rocket Blower (camera held upside down so any dust, dirt, or debris falls out and not in towards the sensor. Or very very gentle vacuum.
 

magellan

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Clean them anyway, all engaging surfaces on both lens and body mount. Finish with Giottos Rocket Blower (camera held upside down so any dust, dirt, or debris falls out and not in towards the sensor. Or very very gentle vacuum.
No luck :frown:. I mounted the lens anyways because I wanted to shoot with it and it works fine - is it at jeopardy of damaging the sensor's surface though?
 

magellan

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Time for a serviceman to take a look. Let us know how it goes. An interesting issue.
Argh, an expense and time I am not sure I can afford with a shoot at the end of the week. I will try to get to see one.
 
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