Panasonic 14-45 & GH2 : "scratchy" friction

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by wreckgar, Dec 9, 2011.

  1. wreckgar

    wreckgar New to Mu-43

    Dec 9, 2011
    Hi folks, first post so go easy. :)

    I just got a GH2 today (body only - I opted to pick up the Panasonic 14-45mm separately)

    When I attach / de-attach the lens the friction between the mount and the lens feels a little tougher and 'scratchier' than Nikon / Canon DSLRs I've owned. It takes a little more effort to screw the lens on than I'm used to.

    The best way to describe it is that Nikon / Canon lenses I've used feel lubricated and very smooth when attaching to the mount. In contrast, the GH2 and lens feels a lot more dry. It still clicks into place fine and works perfectly. I'm just concerned that this friction is not normal and will eventually damage the lens / mount.

    Has anyone else noticed this? Thanks in advance.
  2. dayou14

    dayou14 Mu-43 Regular

    Jul 6, 2011
    You have a brand new lens and a brand new lens mount. It is just tightness. Mount and unmount a few more times and your friction and tightness would be allievated.
  3. wreckgar

    wreckgar New to Mu-43

    Dec 9, 2011

    You're absolutely right. I unmounted / mounted a few times and now the action is beautifully smooth. Thanks!