EM10 ii + 12-40 Problem

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Isabel Cutler
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EM10 ii + 12-40 Problem

I wrote about this in the last year.  My 12-40 can be relied upon to display either the aperture or shutter speed settings - it's erratic - and thus adjustments can't be made.

I had bought an extended warranty for the lens when I started having the problem and used it several months ago to have it repaired.

In the meantime I had started using the panasonic 12-35 for essentially the same shots, but missed the closer focus and longer reach of the 12-40.

The lens seemed to work properly when it returned, but I still took the 12-35 when I had to shoot an event, because the 12-35 was totally reliable and did a great job for that purpose.

Yesterday, I had to shoot an event and took the 12-40.  It started acting up almost immediately, and of course I missed shots.  As possible fixes I tried removing and replacing the lens.  That worked for a while.  Then I tried turning off the camera and turning it on again.  That worked, too, for a short while.

I'm wondering if the extended warranty allows one to repair the same item more than once.  I remember it was quite an ordeal arranging for the return for repair and don't look forward to having to do so again.


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