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Old Oct 7, 2003, 4:27 PM   #1
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Should the lense sound slightly loose if the camera is moved back and fore lightly I just bought one 2nd hand and want to check if
it should be like this

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Old Oct 7, 2003, 5:38 PM   #2
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Yes, there is some movement in the lens. If the lens moves easily and power up and when using telephoto features, I would say that is normal.
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Old Oct 7, 2003, 6:03 PM   #3
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Yes, it's perfectly natural for the lens to be loose as it's designed to "float" in the assembly.

Most C-7x0 users though recommend getting a filter adapter tube and a UV (or Skylight) filter to protect the lens from dust, scratches, and the entire lens assembly from being bumped (some people have bumped the lens assembly out of alignment). I personally leave my tube and filter on the camera at all times, and only take it off when using the internal flash as the filter tube adapter can cause lens shadow at wider angles, example:

- Check out the Oly_C-700 Yahoo Group, discussions, fun assignments for all C-7x0 users (700, 720, 730, 740, 745, 750, 755):
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