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"resetting" lens

Discussion in 'Native Lenses' started by jlabate, Mar 16, 2011.

  1. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Nov 22, 2010
    I just received a mZuiko 14-42mm Mk II lens and came across the below advice on a review of the lens. What/where is the "reset in the menu" that is mentioned?

    After a long conversation with an Olympus tech rep we found out that the lens needs to be reset with the camera, as both units have firmware. Instructions are to shut off camera, lock and remove lens, re-install lens but do not unlock. Turn on camera. Go to reset in menu and follow instructions. Then you can unlock the lens and use. I did all of the above and the lens works very well.
     
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  2. moffo

    moffo Mu-43 Rookie

    15
    Feb 25, 2011
    Central Texas
    I've been looking for it all day as well. Durned if I can figure it out. The only thing I know about 'resetting' a lens has to do with a user preference on whether the lens retains its current focus when you shut the camera off or 'resets' to infinity. I would think that powering up the camera with the lens attached would cause the camera to get the only info it really needs (but that's just a supposition...)
     
  3. eyeguy

    eyeguy Mu-43 Regular

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    Feb 26, 2011
    Bay Area, California
    What is the purported benefit of resetting the lens?
     
  4. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Nov 22, 2010
    There is this review of the lens on slrgear.com -

    Distortion is well above average and no correction is needed on horizontal or vertical edges of newspaper pages. Macro setting images are very soft and will not sharpen enough to be useful. All these shots were on tripod and times shutter. IS was turned off. Much improvement needed to get Zuiko quality.
    After a long conversation with an Olympus tech rep we found out that the lens needs to be reset with the camera, as both units have firmware. Instructions are to shut off camera, lock and remove lens, re-install lens but do not unlock. Turn on camera. Go to reset in menu and follow instructions. Then you can unlock the lens and use. I did all of the above and the lens works very well.


     
  5. jlabate

    jlabate Mu-43 Regular

    132
    Nov 22, 2010
    I emailed Olympus Technical support and just received this answer. But he doesn't mention whether or not this should be done or if it has improves anything.


    Thank you for contacting Olympus America.

    The only RESET option offered in the camera the first item on the menu list. This RESET option will restore many option to factory defaults.

    Sincerely,

    Eric
    Technical Support
    Olympus Imaging America Inc.