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Old Sep 7, 2010, 1:17 AM   #1
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I bought an E420 about 2 months ago, it came with the kit 14-42mm lens. All was working fine, today is my son's first day at high school so I took a couple of shots with my manual lens but to make sure I have some sharp ones I popped the kit lens on and put it back in auto. The lens will not focus, as far as I know I have not changed any settings in camera, when i half depress the shutter nothing happens.

Any ideas? Tried it in portrait mode also but still nothing
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 1:24 AM   #2
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Ignore me I have been a total spanner!

Left my adaptor on the camera when I attached the auto lens!

I need to go lie down in a dark room!!!!!
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 7:12 AM   #3
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Sam, no one else in this forum has ever made a mistake.

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 7:13 AM   #4
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I know, but for about 10 minutes I was having a heart attack as I thought I had broke it! LOL
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Old Sep 7, 2010, 7:37 AM   #5
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good to hear it was easily fixed and nothing broken.. unlike my OM 135 whcih I think I've accidently knackered as it will no longer change aperture!
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good to hear it was easily fixed and nothing broken.. unlike my OM 135 whcih I think I've accidently knackered as it will no longer change aperture!
Did you bump it or did it quit all by itself?

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Old Sep 7, 2010, 8:25 AM   #7
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Well I think it was mee... and all me that broke it. I was trying to remove the 4/3 adapter on it and I just couldnt get the thing to budge and that was the last time i now it was working 100%. I tried to use it the other day for those sunset shots and I could hardly change the aparteure from 3.5 to 5 without having to really give it some welly!
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Well I think it was mee... and all me that broke it. I was trying to remove the 4/3 adapter on it and I just couldn't get the thing to budge and that was the last time i now it was working 100%. I tried to use it the other day for those sunset shots and I could hardly change the aperture from 3.5 to 5 without having to really give it some welly!
That's a bummer. Is there any visible damage to the back of the lens? Anything that got slightly bent that you could correct?

Do you have other legacy lens? I bought an adapter for each of my legacy lens, because I didn't want to bother with removing and re-attaching everytime I changed lens, nor did I want to have to spend time to search for the adapter. (Okay,okay, maybe being lazy and disorganized had a lot to do with it.) Anyway, I don't have to look for, remove and re-attach anything, when I use the legacy lens.

Amazon has the Fotodiox adapters (a very good brand) for US $19.95 each which is the best price that I've seen.
http://www.amazon.com/Fotodiox-Olymp.../dp/B001G4QXSC
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I saw those at $19.95 and thought, "I paid a bit more than that...."
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Harj - it's possible that a repair might not be very expensive.

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