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15th November 2013, 06:41 PM
Hi I'm new here, and I have just received my E-M1 12-40 kit from Olympus.

The first thing I notice is that there is quite a loud clunk when I switch it off. Is this normal?


15th November 2013, 06:52 PM
Welcome aboard,

Hope it's normal. Mine sounds like a squelch followed by a thunk.

I *think* it might be down to the lens resetting itself (some option somewhere) but I'm presuming it also locks down any moving parts.

Cheers, Paul.

Grumpy Hec
15th November 2013, 06:59 PM
Yep. Lens returning to it's home position. Default is infinite focus but you can change it I believe.


15th November 2013, 07:58 PM
Thanks guys; I thought I'd bought Tom Paxton's marvellous new toy for a minute! (You have to have been alive in the 1960's folk music era to get that).

15th November 2013, 08:09 PM
Give it a few hours with the manual and I guess you'll think you probably have! :)


George Dorn
15th November 2013, 09:17 PM
Mine clunks too. It also rattles when switched off, a little louder than the E-M5 and with knocking inside that can be felt, as though an element is loose.

I have been advised (thanks Dave Collins) that it is the IS system when the camera is not powered up.