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Olympus Pen Lite E-PL3 Another third generation Micro Four Thirds Olympus Pen and the first Pen to feature a tilting LCD screen.

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Question about 14-42mm - doesn't fully contract?

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?

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Re: Question about 14-42mm - doesn't fully contract?

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.
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Re: Question about 14-42mm - doesn't fully contract?

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.

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Re: Question about 14-42mm - doesn't fully contract?

You slide and hold the switch while retracting the lens to is shortest lengh then let go of the switch.
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