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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 22nd April 2019
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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
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Re: 14-42 lens EZ ED MSC

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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
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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
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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.
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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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