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Telephoto Lenses with focal lengths longer than 60mm.

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70 -300 Lens Problem

I was usung this lens today when it decided not to focus anymore. I cleaned the contacts - nothing doing. Checked another lens and all OK.
I then tried the 70-300 on Anne's camera in case the E-3 had blown a fuse - no response. In A mode you can focus by using the focusing ring - there is a little rumble when doing this.

Ideas or help would be most pleasing or it's back to Olympus.

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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

Bad luck Barrie

Sounds like back to Oly to me.

Probably the drive motor gone.
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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

Sorry to hear that Barr1e - it does sound like the motor has gone 'phut' .

Hope you get it sorted soon.
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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

Andy and Thea -

Thanks very much.

Packed and waiting to be returned to Olympus Watford.

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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

mines just gone and done that...so better het in touch with Oly...
How did you get on Barrie?
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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

Hi Chris -

I have to say I was most impressed with Olympus - returned as new after about three weeks. I have used the service department twice - the first occasion was of my own making and the repair was FOC, covered under the warranty I presume.

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Re: 70 -300 Lens Problem

thanks Barrie ... just have to find the old Visa receipt now
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