Oly 14-42 help

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by Cabin590, Jul 15, 2017.

  1. Cabin590

    Cabin590 New to Mu-43

    Apr 3, 2014
    have a Oly 14-42 1:3.5-5.6 II R that is probably 6 years old; when on camera and powered up, I get the message..."Please check the status of the lens"...I have cleaned the contacts and tried it on another camera with same results....what gives?
  2. Christop82

    Christop82 Mu-43 Top Veteran

    Sep 10, 2016
    Most likely a failed ribbon cable. Not worth fixing.
  3. _BG_

    _BG_ Mu-43 Regular

    Sep 16, 2011
    Viseu - Portugal
    I have one that gives that if I try to focus above 25mm... Got a 14-42mm R and it gives a black screen almos every time I power up the camera...
    Conclusion: I'm going to buy a Panasonic 14-45mm, a Panasonic 14-42mm II or an Oly 14-150mm...
  4. Cabin590

    Cabin590 New to Mu-43

    Apr 3, 2014
    Thanks and have a great day
  5. callie

    callie Mu-43 Regular

    Oct 28, 2016
    I have one in pieces in a box somewhere.I gave up trying to re-assemble.A complete nightmare!