Olympus 14-54mm II question

Discussion in 'Adapted Lenses' started by MacBook, Aug 25, 2012.

  1. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    I have this newly-refurbished lens attached through the adapter to the OM-D. It makes a clicking or twisting-type noise when turning the zoom (only when the camera is turned on). Is this normal or is it something about which to worry? None of my m4/3 lens makes any noise, and neither does the 4/3 40-150mm lens that I have.
     
  2. BarefootPilgrim

    BarefootPilgrim Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Bob
    Ooooo... I think I would worry. My 14-54 II doesn't make a sound when turning the zoom on any of my 4/3 or m4/3 bodies.

    Perhaps an email to Olympus support might shed some light? If you do, let us know what you find.
     
  3. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Good idea, Bob, I have just sent them an e-mail.

    I'm still interested in other people's experiences with this particular lens to get a better sense of whether this has any precedents. It is a bit large on the OM-D, but from the few test photos has quite nice qualities.
     
  4. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Update

    This morning, for a lark, I tried the 14-54 II on the Panasonic G3 body. Lo and behold, it did not make the noise at all!

    So, I remounted it on the OM-D and the lens makes the noise. (It is clearly the lens and not the body itself.)

    I am using the same MMF-2 adapter and so it must have something to do with the interface between the OM-D and lens.

    Any ideas?
     
  5. EP1-GF1

    EP1-GF1 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Apr 12, 2011
    Could this be in any way related to the aperture rattle that some Panasonic lenses make on Olympus bodies?

    Is the noise there if you move the zoom while you point the camera at a light source, or with the lens cap on?
     
  6. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    It is there with the lens cap on and any time I turn the zoom while the camera is turned on.
     
  7. MacBook

    MacBook Mu-43 Regular

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    Jul 24, 2010
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    Update from Olympus

    Olympus support indicated the lens is not right and should be returned.