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chorleyjeff 22nd April 2019 10:46 AM

14-42 lens EZ ED MSC
 
The above lens is usually attached to my E-PL6 for snapshots when out and about walking etc.

This morning I found a problem with the lens. It has ceased to AF or MF ( by wire ) at the long end of the zoom but maybe D of F is making it look OK at shorter zooms.

My 12-40 lens works properly on theE-PL6. The 14-42 has the same problems on my EM10 as the E-PL6.

I have cleaned the contacts on the 14-42 lens. I can see nothing amiss on the exterior of the lens.

I guess the lens is scrap because it is not worth paying a professional repairer to repair it.

But as a last resort has anyone any suggestions about how to bring it back to life please ?

Jeff

Jax 22nd April 2019 10:26 PM

Re: 14-42 lens EZ ED MSC
 
Quote:

Originally Posted by chorleyjeff (Post 478914)
The above lens is usually attached to my E-PL6 for snapshots when out and about walking etc.

This morning I found a problem with the lens. It has ceased to AF or MF ( by wire ) at the long end of the zoom but maybe D of F is making it look OK at shorter zooms.

My 12-40 lens works properly on theE-PL6. The 14-42 has the same problems on my EM10 as the E-PL6.

I have cleaned the contacts on the 14-42 lens. I can see nothing amiss on the exterior of the lens.

I guess the lens is scrap because it is not worth paying a professional repairer to repair it.

But as a last resort has anyone any suggestions about how to bring it back to life please ?

Jeff


Given you have tried all the usual fixes and Divine Intervention is unlikely in this instance, a sales listing on Ebay for "Spares Or Repair" may be preferable to simply throwing it in the rubbish bin.

Jax

chorleyjeff 23rd April 2019 08:42 AM

Re: 14-42 lens EZ ED MSC
 
Thanks for reply.
It didn't cross my mind that there is any value in a non working kit lens.
I'll check out listings of similar.
Jeff

chorleyjeff 27th April 2019 10:16 PM

Re: 14-42 lens EZ ED MSC
 
As suggested listed on EBay.
Amazingly there is a bid that will buy me a bottle of red plus postage.
Cheers
Jeff

benvendetta 28th April 2019 03:41 PM

Re: 14-42 lens EZ ED MSC
 
I sold a non working 40-150R for about 25 on Ebay a couple of weeks back. I tried and tried but could not get it to work. I hope that the Portugese guy that bought it has better luck. Sold an EPL5 that had a fault too.....


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