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Lumix Leica Macro-Elemarit Rattle

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by rklepper, Nov 29, 2014.

  1. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Just a quick question.

    I just picked up my second copy of this lens and they both had an audible rattle in the lens. It is as if something is loose in the lens. Should I return it?
     
  2. barry13

    barry13 Super Moderator; Photon Wrangler

    Mar 7, 2014
    Southern California
    Barry
    It's probably the apeture blades... Search here for "rattle", I've seen similar posts.

    Barry
     
  3. Panasonic's Mega OIS equipped lenses don't lock the OIS element when the lens is unpowered.
     
  4. ijm5012

    ijm5012 Mu-43 Hall of Famer

    Oct 2, 2013
    Pittsburgh, PA
    Ian
    As penguin said, it's the free-floating element in the OIS system. The rattle you hear is completely normal.
     
  5. rklepper

    rklepper Mu-43 Top Veteran

    733
    Dec 19, 2012
    Iowa, USA
    Robert
    Thanks. I had just never heard a rattle like that before.
     
  6. Dave in Wales

    Dave in Wales Mu-43 All-Pro

    Nov 5, 2011
    West Wales
    This lens is well known for it.
     
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