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dkayuk
23rd July 2012, 01:59 PM
Hi all
I have an EPL3 with the kit lens 14-42mm which I bought brand new but noticed something odd, although the zoom will extend it will NOT fully contract even when I turn the camera off.
I would have expected that at 14mm the zoom would not need to extend at all.

This is strange. Do I have a broken lens? or broken camera?

thx

DK

OlyPaul
23rd July 2012, 02:14 PM
Nope, the extra range you are talking about is there for when you park the lens for compact storage by operating the slider on the side.

dkayuk
23rd July 2012, 02:21 PM
thanks Paul
so what exactly do I have to if I want to fully contract the lens (for storage)?

I think I played around with the slider but didn't get anywhere.

thx
DK

OlyPaul
23rd July 2012, 02:24 PM
You slide and hold the switch while retracting the lens to is shortest lengh then let go of the switch.