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Old Jun 23, 2003, 11:35 AM   #1
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Default C 5050 lens wobble

Just got a C-5050. I noticed that the extended lens wobbles quite a bit. I arranged for a replacement to be sent and the next one had the same trait. Went to a local shop and the Olympus C-5050 demo was the same. Also noticed that many other brands (Cannon G3 for example) have a certain amount of play in the extended lens. I can't help but think that this is bad for image quality - unless the lens and CCD are coupled together.

Have any C type camera owners noted this loose lens trait??


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Old Jun 23, 2003, 5:09 PM   #2
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It's normal on the C-7x0 series of cameras...no doubt that's it's normal on other C-Series cameras which has an exposed lens tube.

Most users find that having a filter adapter tube and a UV/Skylight filter on the camera at all times is the best for protecting the lens assembly. Some C-7x0 users have bumped their lens while extended and knocked it out of alignment so the lens gets 'stuck'...a bump in the opposite direction usually gets it working again.
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Old Jun 26, 2003, 3:20 PM   #3
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I remember when the first Nikon AF leneses came out, they wobbled too! Didn't seen to affect the quality of the photos though. I do sympathise, it can be a bit disconcerting if you're use to older SLR lenses.

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