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Zuiko 14-42mm MkII and GF1

Discussion in 'Panasonic Cameras' started by tokek, Mar 10, 2011.

  1. tokek

    tokek New to Mu-43

    5
    Oct 12, 2010
    Anyone know how I can get the new .Zuiko 14-42mm MkII MSC to operate on a GF1...... the camera states please check the status of a lens


    thanks
     
  2. Howi

    Howi Mu-43 Veteran

    208
    Feb 23, 2011
    Sheffield
    Howard
    sound like it is not registering with the contacts in the camera.
    When you attach the lens DO NOT hold the lens release button down.
    Attach the lens, twist and listen for the click to say lens is properly located.
    There is a pin coming from the lens body that drops into a slot in the lens body when it is aligned correctly. This pin operates a switch in the camera body, telling it the lens is attached correctly, hence your message.....:smile:

    ALL m43 lens's will work with ALL m43 bodies
     
  3. You need to extend the lens to it's operating position. The MkI behaves in the same manner.
     
  4. Vivalo

    Vivalo Olympus Loser

    931
    Nov 16, 2010
    Finland
    +1
     
  5. tokek

    tokek New to Mu-43

    5
    Oct 12, 2010
    Thanks......... I figured it out pretty much soon as I stopped playing careful. ............great little lens worth having in one's kit.
     
  6. Djarum

    Djarum Super Moderator

    Dec 15, 2009
    Huntsville, AL, USA
    Jason
    Only issue is that you won't get IS with the lens. Not really a huge deal I think for this sort of lens.
     
  7. wyip

    wyip Mu-43 Regular

    77
    Nov 17, 2010
    San Francisco, CA
    This is true for the 9-18mm as well, which is also a 'collapsable' design
     
  8. tokek

    tokek New to Mu-43

    5
    Oct 12, 2010
    yea not a bad lens camera combo with a bit of bnw pp on the garden