View Full Version : 70 -300 Lens Problem

22nd October 2008, 06:20 PM
I was usung this lens today when it decided not to focus anymore. I cleaned the contacts - nothing doing. Checked another lens and all OK.
I then tried the 70-300 on Anne's camera in case the E-3 had blown a fuse - no response. In A mode you can focus by using the focusing ring - there is a little rumble when doing this.

Ideas or help would be most pleasing or it's back to Olympus.

Regards. Barr1e

22nd October 2008, 06:32 PM
Bad luck Barrie:(

Sounds like back to Oly to me.

Probably the drive motor gone.

22nd October 2008, 06:52 PM
Sorry to hear that Barr1e - it does sound like the motor has gone 'phut' :(.

Hope you get it sorted soon.

22nd October 2008, 07:39 PM
Andy and Thea -

Thanks very much.

Packed and waiting to be returned to Olympus Watford.

Regards. Barr1e

1st January 2009, 12:30 PM
mines just gone and done that...so better het in touch with Oly...
How did you get on Barrie?

1st January 2009, 12:48 PM
Hi Chris -

I have to say I was most impressed with Olympus - returned as new after about three weeks. I have used the service department twice - the first occasion was of my own making and the repair was FOC, covered under the warranty I presume.


Regards. Barr1e

1st January 2009, 01:02 PM
thanks Barrie ... just have to find the old Visa receipt now!!!
Have a good one both of you