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Old Feb 17, 2005, 11:37 AM   #1
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Five days ago, I bought an Olympus C-765 camera in Internet.

But now, I notice that the objective (the one that go out when you push the cam on), has a movement to left and right of about 1 mm. If I shake the camera (a little), I could hear a tac-tac, and when this happen, the image of the display moves too.

Nevertheless, the camera operates properly, and take excellent pictures.

Please, my doubt is: Is this normal in this kind of cameras????

Can anyone tell me his experience?


Best regards, Diego
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 12:12 PM   #2
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I have a C-740 (and had a C-700 before that), and what you describe is pretty normal. The lens barrel is, in fact, slightly loose.

Not sure if 1 mm is excessive. If you want to make sure, go to a local store and ask to see any of the C-7xx series, and see if it's the same (I suspect it is).

If you want to read more about it, search the forum for "loose lens barrel." If you want to protect it from impact, I would suggest buying a lens adapter tube for it (which you can then also use to put on UV and polarizing filters).

As a side note: b/c of the black background, please do not use blue color for text, use something lighter, it's easier on my eyes.
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Old Feb 17, 2005, 1:59 PM   #3
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My 765 does this so dont worry its normal.
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