I used - or, rather, tried to use - my new Olympus EZ 14-42mm lens extensively for the first time yesterday and encountered an issue that really worries me. I was at a 10K race in Richmond, VA (USA) and it was drizzling, though, initially, it was really only just very damp and misting. I was standing along the street waiting to take shots of family members as they passed. After about a half hour - and the lens barrel and camera had some water drops but they were by no means wet! - when I went to take a shot, the LCD went black and displayed this message: "Please check the status of a lens." I looked at my lens and it was extended, so I tried zooming it. Nothing. Frozen. I turned the camera (OM-D E-M10) off, but the lens remained extended. Obviously, I missed the shot of my daughter and granddaughter. I'm not happy! In a minute or two, after shutting the camera back on and off, the lens came alive. Hmmm, I thought? A quirk. Is it just generally too moist in the air? And, if so, this lens is useless! However, I left the lens in place and made sure this time that it wasn't getting wet at all. Another fifteen minutes or so and another family member approaches. And the lens is frozen again!! $&%^#?! Now I'm really getting ticked. Removed the lens. Packed it away and mounted my 40-150mm for rest of the race. Back in the complete dryness of a house, I put the lens back on and took a dozen or more shots then, BAM! Lens frozen with same message. It eventually, as before, unfroze and worked fine. Don't think it froze again for rest of the day and evening, but it has made wary of the lens and, since I've only owned it for three days, whether I even want to keep it! Has anyone else had such an experience with this relatively new lens?