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Old 18th June 2014
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Re: E-M1 mystery noise (and battery life) issue

Originally Posted by brian1208 View Post
I would guess there is max 2 - 3mm rock at full extension (probably less), holding the body and the lens hood in either hand I can both feel a "click" as it rocks and herar the noise as it moves.

No more than I would expect though, from my experience you can't have an "engineering fit" (ie: truly zero movement) with an extending lens with weather and dust seals in a usable lens. I suspect we all have different perceptions of what is "acceptable" movement with these types of lenses

(same as the debate about how tight or otherwise the lens coupling to the body is / should be, what's too tight for some is just right for others )

Optically there is no sign of any effect on image quality, that I can see)
Thanks - that's reassuring. I would say mine has much less wobble than 2-3mm. It's probably < 1mm. And optically, I cannot detect any flaw with the lens whatsoever; it is excellent.

I have to say though, it is overpriced imho. My Canon 17-55 f/2.8 IS is optically just as good, mechanically better (smoother zoom, no wobble), has inbuilt IS, bigger (more expensive) glass in it and is available for £300 less than the Olympus lens. That makes the Oly appear pretty poor value I would suggest. £500 to £600 would be a fairer price point for the Olympus lens, imho.
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