O45mm F1.8 fail

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by mnhoj, Aug 1, 2013.

  1. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    So I was out and about today and my new black 45mm died on me. The rear screen went blank. Cycled power switch, cycled battery, cycled body, nada.
    Firmware screen doesn't show a lens.
    I sure am glad this is one of the few lenses I've bought new.

    Anyone else have this happen?
    Is there a fancy way to do a reset before I ship it back?
  2. verbatimium

    verbatimium Mu-43 Veteran

    Jul 17, 2013
    Toronto, Ontario
    Try cleaning to lens contacts? You try it on a different body?
  3. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Yes and yes.

  4. kevinparis

    kevinparis Cantankerous Scotsman Subscribing Member

    Feb 12, 2010
    Gent, Belgium
    duh....tried a different lens?

    suspect its the body not the lens having and issue

  5. mnhoj

    mnhoj There and back again

    Dec 3, 2011
    Los Angeles
    John M
    Yeah both G5 and PM2 are fine with other lenses. The 45mm makes a short buzz sound and then nothing.

    I guess I'll send it in. :frown:

    BAXTING Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Aug 5, 2012
    Los Angeles SFV, CA
    Wow that blows, I hope everythings resolved quickly 4 you.

  7. xdayv

    xdayv Color Blind

    Aug 26, 2011
    Tacloban City, Philippines
    My first 45mm 1.8 was defective. It always showed on my GF1 "no lens attached" or something to that effect. I sent it back and supplier sent me a new one. Working well until now.

    Hope you find a solution John.
  8. kriskerry91

    kriskerry91 Mu-43 Regular

    Damn that sucks, the 45 1.8 is a excellent lens, built quality to optics.
  9. tjdean01

    tjdean01 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Feb 20, 2013
    That's what worries me about these lenses. I wish there was a switch or something were you could focus and change aperture manually.
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