35mm Macro Lens problem

Started Mar 30, 2013 | Discussions thread
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Messier Object
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35mm Macro Lens problem
Mar 30, 2013

I have had a ZD 35mm macro for a few months but only in the past few weeks have I really given it a good work out.

Today I have noticed  pronounced  'clunking'  and 'rattle' noises when the focus  mechanism cycles between the extremes.  The whirring of the focus motor sounds OK, and the AF works as expected, and the images are very sharp.

The noises are also there if I set to MF and turn the focus ring, but the sounds are different - probably beacuse the barrel is moving in and out much more slowly with MF

Has anyone else experienced this ?

I'm guessing something has come loose and it's in need of some Oly TLC under warranty.


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