I saw that one Ken, but honestly, I question if that one is a troll. I haven't doubted any of the other posts, but the conversation with the tech seemed fishy. So far we have had no official response from Olympus, but some anonymous tech is acknowledging the issue and giving status updates on a possible fix? It's possible I suppose, but that one I take with a grain of salt.Well, there is mention of another mount issue at 43rumors this morning.
It is possible, especially given the level of discussion on their comment sections. I have an interest in this lens, but as I am in no hurry, I am going to wait a bit until things get sorted out and Olympus issues some type of response.I saw that one Ken, but honestly, I question if that one is a troll. I haven't doubted any of the other posts, but the conversation with the tech seemed fishy. So far we have had no official response from Olympus, but some anonymous tech is acknowledging the issue and giving status updates on a possible fix? It's possible I suppose, but that one I take with a grain of salt.
Hi Gordon!Well, a few years ago, I had a similar problem with a Nikon D90...Gordon
I dunno I dropped a Bronica 6X6 off of the top of a ladder once, I think it fell about 10'. Pretty sure the floor had more damage than the cameraHere is what I deduced from my experience:
* NEVER set your camera on a bed.
* ALWAYS have the lens shade on the lens. My shade was in place; it's plasticity absorbed the lens' share of the impact.
* The more massive the camera & lens, the greater the odds for serious damage by impact.
* You might get lucky.
I am not sure that others have seen my post (since it got moved to the "back room" regarding my lens being sent back after i took it apart and lost a screw and washer.
Olympus actually REPLACED my lens with a new one. The lens could have been fixed easily and that was all that i asked. But once i opened the box it was a brand new 12-40 lens....
I guess this means that Olympus took preventitive action in replacing my lens with possible a counter-measured lens thus reducing the chance for me to send it back again.
Hi!I have to admit that this issue has me a bit freaked out too. Yeah, I also own the 12-40 and feel it is a world-class lens optically. I carry mine around all day in a little bag with a few other lenses. Most of the time it's attached to an E-M1 or E-M5. I'm careful with my gear, but don't "baby" it in anyway. That said, my gear gets a thorough workout and it's not uncommon for me to shoot several hundred frames daily... KNOCK ON WOOD, but my lens (among the first in NYC) has worked out flawlessly thus far. Okay, so what am I getting at?!? Well, when not in use, my camera is positioned in the bag camera body / lens pointing down into the bag (so that the camera body is "sitting" on top of the lens). In this position, the lens is not prone to any horizontal pressure with it mounted to the camera body... I'm wondering how other 12-40 owners keep theirs when not in use?!?