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Standard zoom and mid range Lenses with focal lengths larger than 12mm, but no longer than 60mm, includes standard zooms and portrait primes plus some macro lenses.

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Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Just a heads up for anyone who may experience exposure problems with this lens
Olympus has quoted me $422 to repair my lens, the lens is not worth that to me as I have a good 14-54.
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Is there a fault in the 12-50? I have heard of several units having aperture jam. So what's wrong with your unit?
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

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Is there a fault in the 12-50? I have heard of several units having aperture jam. So what's wrong with your unit?
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This is for the 12-60 four thirds. The lens is overexposing by at lease three stops.
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

How old is the lens - maybe Olympus in Australia may repair it for a discount if it is not that old. ZD lenses have a 2 year warranty.

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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Hi Ian
The lens is three years old and in very good condition
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Heck ! Ozzie I think I have an E-5 problem but maybe its the lens - I was using the 14-54 MkII
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

I had a similar problem with this lens.
If I remember rightly it is to do with the diaphragm and not stopping down as part of pressing the shutter.
Luton cameras repaired it for just shy of 200.
I bought a second hand 14-54 as backup whilst it was being repaired but it just isn't the same glass. I'd be lost without the 12-60, its so versatile.
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

I had an identical problem with my 12-60 which ended up with the diaphragm being replaced. Luton cameras fixed mine as well for a similar consideration.
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Not wishing to rub it in, but I'd try and get an estimated price out of Olympus Europe for a repair to compare it with.
I paid £138 to have my 50-200mm fettled last November.
This Post from Wee Man (hope he's healing nicely) suggests that the 12-60mm should be a similar cost as a standard repair charge.
It may of course have changed as that was from 2011
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Silly question... is this a known fault with the 12-60? does it affect a serial number range?
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

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Heck ! Ozzie I think I have an E-5 problem but maybe its the lens - I was using the 14-54 MkII
Hi Chevvf1
Change lenses and see if this still happens with mine the lens is ok up to 14mm but overexposed after that.
Funny I never use internal flash but had to on holidays to try and get some pics of a fantastic Air Museum in Omaka . My exposure was all over the place but I blamed myself and my lack of experience with flash. However once outside it was obvious that the lens was the problem.
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

Thanks everyone
When I sent the lens in I thought $300 would be the max I would have to pay and looks like that's what it should be with 200 pound being what some have paid.
Should I just email Olympus service and say $300 is the max I would pay for repair no harm in trying I suppose .
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

You have checked to make sure there are no firmware updates for this lens? Just a thought
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You have checked to make sure there are no firmware updates for this lens? Just a thought
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yes that was the first thing I did
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Re: Zuiko 12-60 Repair Cost

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This is for the 12-60 four thirds. The lens is overexposing by at lease three stops.
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Opps sorry, it's my bad. suppose to be 12-60. I moved to the micro4/3 so the brains is now wired differently .. fingers also moved that way.

Anyway, back then when I was still using the 4/3, a few of my fellow users of the 12-60 had problems with the aperture. That why I asked if it was a design fault or manufacturing fault.
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