Olympus UK E-System User Group
Olympus UK E-System User Group

Join our unique resource for Olympus Four Thirds E-System DSLR and Pen and OM-D Micro Four Thirds photographers. Show your images via our free e-group photo gallery. Please read the e-group.uk.net forum terms and conditions before posting for the first time. Above all, welcome!


Go Back   Olympus UK E-System User Group > Cameras, lenses and system accessories > Lens focus > Standard zoom and mid range

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.

Reply
 
Thread Tools Display Modes
  #1  
Old 15th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Olympus 1.4 mc 14

So I was out with my 300pro and above mentioned converter, with the em1mk2.
I noticed there was a little looseness and on checking I found one screw missing.
I may have dislodged it on disconnecting the converter. And two other screws loose. How on earth this can happen I will never know. On checking the remaining 3 out of four screws they are about a 1/4 to 1/2 inch cross chrome screws. Itís the side that attaches to the camera body. I have been in touch with SRS who couldnít help advising me to get in touch with Luton Camera repairs and they passed me onto Olympus. Who said to send the converter of to them for repair. I was advised maybe about £79 for a check and repair. I have tightened up the remaining 3 screws and all is well the camera and lens focused well all looseness has gone and apart from one screw missing itís all good. HDoes anyone know where I can get said screw or can anyone supply me with a screw to fit. I have tried to remove various other screws from other old camera bits but they seem to be welded in!. I am willing to pay for a screw and postage. It seems a bit stupid to send the converter to Portugal for a screw.

Kind regards mike
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #2  
Old 15th February 2019
Walti Walti is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: !
Posts: 3,557
Thanks: 334
Thanked 239 Times in 205 Posts
Likes: 269
Liked 1,804 Times in 669 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Apparently a common problem, I had mine loosen off and caught them before I lost one, but it was close...

Edit: If you're going to the Photography show, the repair/cleaning service may be able to help you!
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Walti For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (15th February 2019)
  #3  
Old 15th February 2019
wornish's Avatar
wornish wornish is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Sep 2015
Location: Cheshire
Posts: 6,285
Thanks: 354
Thanked 565 Times in 444 Posts
Likes: 2,996
Liked 1,650 Times in 815 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Just checked mine and they are all nice and tight. Perhaps they forgot to put some lock tight on the threads when they were assembling a batch.
__________________
Dave

My Flickr
Reply With Quote
  #4  
Old 15th February 2019
AMc AMc is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2015
Location: East Anglia
Posts: 1,816
Thanks: 119
Thanked 184 Times in 165 Posts
Likes: 963
Liked 481 Times in 228 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Not sure exactly what you need to replace - I had a couple of tiny screws disappear from my laptop. I hunted in vain for the specific ones I needed but ended up buying a job lot of all sorts from eBay.
If you search for Laptop screws you'll find lots of listings.


If you have a specific size e.g M2 x 4mm I'd be happy to trawl through and see if I can help.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to AMc For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (15th February 2019)
  #5  
Old 15th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Walti View Post
Apparently a common problem, I had mine loosen off and caught them before I lost one, but it was close...

Edit: If you're going to the Photography show, the repair/cleaning service may be able to help you!
Thanks for the idea but alas decided not to go I case I submit to the new x

Kind regards mike
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #6  
Old 15th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by AMc View Post
Not sure exactly what you need to replace - I had a couple of tiny screws disappear from my laptop. I hunted in vain for the specific ones I needed but ended up buying a job lot of all sorts from eBay.
If you search for Laptop screws you'll find lots of listings.


If you have a specific size e.g M2 x 4mm I'd be happy to trawl through and see if I can help.
Thanks I havenít got a clue as to size but their tiny? I noticed that their chrome and cross driver. Their is Avery nice little camera shop in farnborough you know the old fashioned type not these new types that only sell. Donít know if their still going/ trading. Will try to track them down although itís 25-30 miles away?

Kind regards mike
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #7  
Old 15th February 2019
Keith-369 Keith-369 is online now
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2017
Location: North West England
Posts: 2,159
Thanks: 116
Thanked 239 Times in 216 Posts
Likes: 1,182
Liked 588 Times in 302 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Just a thought, if the screws are tiny ... would something from an old pair of glasses fit?

You could also look at any number of other items to see if you can 'borrow' a screw which would not be missed like one holding a circuit board in place or from any other electrical item.

edit to say ... Make sure the thread is right, you could take one out of the MC14 to try carefully in the hole you took the trial screw from so you are not in danger of messing the thread on the MC14.
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Keith-369 For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (16th February 2019)
  #8  
Old 15th February 2019
Olybirder Olybirder is offline
Senior Member
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Norfolk
Posts: 6,984
Thanks: 2,477
Thanked 1,002 Times in 799 Posts
Likes: 2,083
Liked 3,211 Times in 904 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

It does seem to be a strangely common problem. This link is to a blog by Panasonic Luminary Daniel J Cox who had the problem with his MC-14 (scroll down to the section on the 300mm f4). Not unsurprisingly it has affected his opinion of Olympus' build quality ever since.

I must check mine sometime and I hope you manage to get your problem solved without too much expense Mike.

Ron
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Olybirder For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (16th February 2019)
  #9  
Old 15th February 2019
Mark_R2 Mark_R2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Nov 2014
Location: Manchester, UK
Posts: 111
Thanks: 2
Thanked 36 Times in 30 Posts
Likes: 0
Liked 21 Times in 15 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Historically, the Japanese camera industry used JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screws. However, I have removed one screw from my own MC14 and the thread seems to match metric ISO M2. Unfortunately, there is a snag. The screws used in lenses always seem to have very small heads and the heads on standard M2 are too big to fit into the countersinking on the MC14 flange. I found one screw in my box that seemed to fit but that was a slotted head countersunk screw not cross headed.

Mark
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mark_R2 For This Useful Post:
Mdb2 (16th February 2019)
  #10  
Old 16th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mark_R2 View Post
Historically, the Japanese camera industry used JIS (Japanese Industry Standard) screws. However, I have removed one screw from my own MC14 and the thread seems to match metric ISO M2. Unfortunately, there is a snag. The screws used in lenses always seem to have very small heads and the heads on standard M2 are too big to fit into the countersinking on the MC14 flange. I found one screw in my box that seemed to fit but that was a slotted head countersunk screw not cross headed.

Mark
Thanks Mark so Iím on my way itís a iso m2 size I will take one out later and check the length thanks again.
Kind regards mike.
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #11  
Old 16th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Olybirder View Post
It does seem to be a strangely common problem. This link is to a blog by Panasonic Luminary Daniel J Cox who had the problem with his MC-14 (scroll down to the section on the 300mm f4). Not unsurprisingly it has affected his opinion of Olympus' build quality ever since.

I must check mine sometime and I hope you manage to get your problem solved without too much expense Mike.

Ron
Thanks Ron, bit cheeky with Olympus wanting to charge. Their excuse that my mc14 was not a lens, or camera, so wasnít covered by my Olympus pro cover warranty. I am tempted to send them the link you gave me.
Thanks again
Kind regards mike
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
  #12  
Old 16th February 2019
Mdb2's Avatar
Mdb2 Mdb2 is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Oct 2014
Location: Hampshire
Posts: 526
Thanks: 70
Thanked 61 Times in 52 Posts
Likes: 49
Liked 52 Times in 45 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Keith-369 View Post
Just a thought, if the screws are tiny ... would something from an old pair of glasses fit?

You could also look at any number of other items to see if you can 'borrow' a screw which would not be missed like one holding a circuit board in place or from any other electrical item.

edit to say ... Make sure the thread is right, you could take one out of the MC14 to try carefully in the hole you took the trial screw from so you are not in danger of messing the thread on the MC14.
Thatís good thinking Keith many thanks.

Kind regards Mike.
__________________
http://www.wingsofnature.org
Reply With Quote
The Following User Says Thank You to Mdb2 For This Useful Post:
Keith-369 (16th February 2019)
  #13  
Old 16th February 2019
benvendetta's Avatar
benvendetta benvendetta is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Sep 2008
Location: Pontypool, South Wales
Posts: 3,750
Thanks: 83
Thanked 297 Times in 262 Posts
Likes: 167
Liked 340 Times in 230 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Whenever an item of camera gear I have dies, I always keep as many of the tiny screws as I can recover. Goodness knows why but I have been doing this for years and have loads of them.
__________________
Dave

E-M1 Mk2, Pen F, HLD-9, 17, 25, 45, 60 macro, 12-40 Pro, 40-150 Pro, 12-50, 40-150, 75-300, MC-14, MMF-3 (all micro 4/3rds), 7-14 (4/3rds), 50, 135 (OM), GoPro Hero 3, Novo/Giottos/ Manfrotto supports. Lowepro, Tamrac, Manfrotto, and Billingham bags.

External Competition Secretary, Cwmbran PS & Welsh Photographic Federation Judge
Reply With Quote
The Following Users Liked This Post:
MJ224 (16th February 2019), wornish (16th February 2019)
  #14  
Old 16th February 2019
Bengeo Bengeo is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2013
Location: Herts
Posts: 1,137
Thanks: 99
Thanked 201 Times in 127 Posts
Likes: 562
Liked 552 Times in 192 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mdb2 View Post
Their excuse that my mc14 was not a lens, or camera, so wasn’t covered by my Olympus pro cover warranty. I am tempted to send them the link you gave me.
You should be able to find a few more links as I've seen this fault reported a few times before. I would send them the links and point out that as you are paying for Pro cover they should deal with this as a known fault. All you are asking for is a checkup and 1 screw!

Found another link:
https://www.mu-43.com/threads/odd-e-...d-mc-14.89780/
__________________
Andy
bengeo.com
Reply With Quote
  #15  
Old 16th February 2019
Jim Ford Jim Ford is offline
Full member
 
Join Date: Dec 2007
Location: Watford, Herts..
Posts: 8,783
Thanks: 483
Thanked 629 Times in 545 Posts
Likes: 2,821
Liked 1,734 Times in 1,116 Posts
Re: Olympus 1.4 mc 14

Quote:
Originally Posted by Mdb2 View Post
Thanks Mark so Iím on my way itís a iso m2 size I will take one out later and check the length thanks again.
Kind regards mike.
If the replacement screw is too long, don't forget to put a nut on it before you cut it down, chamfer and deburr it.

Jim
Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off

Forum Jump

Similar Threads
Thread Thread Starter Forum Replies Last Post
For sale OLYMPUS MMF-2 4/3 LENS TO MICRO 4/3 BODY ADAPTER-genuine olympus item rosco For sale or wanted small ads 4 4th April 2016 06:23 PM
Olympus on Film: Olympus team up with top rock photographer Denis O'Regan Digital Photography Now General photography news from DPNow.com 0 28th November 2013 02:50 PM
For sale Olympus OM2 KIT, Olympus Bag L & Book Olympus OM-System EdR For sale or wanted small ads 3 22nd August 2013 02:02 PM
Olympus UK event: Olympus photographic experience at the Circus Southend-on-Sea, 08 July 2013 Four Thirds User Articles from FourThirds-User.com 0 8th July 2013 09:20 AM
Olympus UK event: Olympus photographic experience at the Circus[/B] Southend-on-Sea, 08 July 2013 Ė Four Thirds User Articles from FourThirds-User.com 0 8th July 2013 08:50 AM


All times are GMT. The time now is 11:29 AM.


© The Write Technology Ltd, 2007-2019, All rights reservedAd Management plugin by RedTyger