Problem with 35mm Macro Lens

Antonio Silva

New Member
Hi all,

I am new to the DSLR world and I bought an Olympus E-420 and the Olympus 35mm Macro lens.

My first impression of the lens is that it is very small and lightweight. One thing I noted is that the focus ring does not have a limit to rotate. What I mean is that I can rotate the ring continuously without this stopping. Is this normal?

When i tried to test the lens I was able to take some shots but for my surprise I cannot take more pictures. One strange thing I noted is that the lens barrel does not come to the original position even when I turn off the camera, it is always open. I don't think this is a normal behavior. Do you think that this is a problem with the lens? Or is it something wrong I am doing?

Please if anyone can help me with this issue I will appreciate.

Thanks in advance,

A.Silva
 

Craftysnapper

New Member
Hi all,

I am new to the DSLR world and I bought an Olympus E-420 and the Olympus 35mm Macro lens.

My first impression of the lens is that it is very small and lightweight. One thing I noted is that the focus ring does not have a limit to rotate. What I mean is that I can rotate the ring continuously without this stopping. Is this normal?
Yes this is normal as this and many other ZD lenses use whats called "fly by wire focusing"

When i tried to test the lens I was able to take some shots but for my surprise I cannot take more pictures. One strange thing I noted is that the lens barrel does not come to the original position even when I turn off the camera, it is always open. I don't think this is a normal behavior. Do you think that this is a problem with the lens? Or is it something wrong I am doing?

Please if anyone can help me with this issue I will appreciate.

Thanks in advance,

A.Silva
The only possible reason for this apart from a faulty lens is that you have lens reset switched to off in the menu, this is under Spanner1 > AF/MF > Lens Reset.
 

Antonio Silva

New Member
Yes this is normal as this and many other ZD lenses use whats called "fly by wire focusing"



The only possible reason for this apart from a faulty lens is that you have lens reset switched to off in the menu, this is under Spanner1 > AF/MF > Lens Reset.
Hi, Thanks for your answer. I tried with turn on reset at start but nothing. I take the camera at Olympus technical assistance and they confirm that it was faulty.
 
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