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Panasonic 45-200 issue?

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by manju69, Sep 9, 2011.

  1. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    Hi

    I dropped my Panasonic 45-200mm zoom lens, not very far, maybe 30 cm, in a cloth case, and I have noticed that it makes a slight knocking sound when i move it from side to side. Maybe this sound was here before? Everything looks fine and it takes pictures fine, but I wondered if this was a normal sound?
    Thanks in advance
     
  2. htc

    htc Mu-43 Top Veteran

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    Jan 11, 2011
    Finland
    Harry
    It's the OIS. Does it knock when it's working? I mean camera on and OIS on? If not, it's normal. I think ;-)

    At least PL 45 have a few lines in the manual that explains the knocking sound and tells it's normal.
     
  3. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

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    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    Yes, just tested it, it stops when it's working - curiously enough with the OIS off or on! Phew, i'm relieved I have not damaged it.
     
  4. fredlong

    fredlong Just this guy...

    Apr 18, 2011
    Massachusetts USA
    Fred
    This is normal.

    Fred

     
  5. manju69

    manju69 Mu-43 Veteran

    493
    Jul 1, 2011
    Stroud, UK
    Pete
    thanks!