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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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Old 7th February 2019
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Lens jamming

Whilst changing my 14-42mm Olympus M Zuiko lens between my trusty GF3 and EM-5 it kept zooming in and out repeatedly. then when I removed it and put it back i;the EM-5 it just jammed with the lens half extended. Iíd this bad news? I cleaned it and checked the connection but it all looks clean. Unfortunatrky this was the lens that came with the camera on ebay, it looks fine and I canít see anything that looks bad..

Iíve never had this happen before, Iíve youtubed it to no avail?

What does this mean? Worst scenario?

Much appreciated
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Re: Lens jamming

It seems the zoom motor has a tendency to fail on these lenses.
I Googled olympus m.zuiko 14-42mm f3.5-5.6 ez "problem" and there were quite a few references to 'stuck' lenses in the first few posts
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