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 Post subject: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:18 am 
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Anyone else had this happen?

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The zoom action got stiffer, and then the weatherseal worked it's way out, and snapped. It's been with my local shop for 10 days and I'm still waiting for a repair cost quote.

I think I must be fated as I also had my E-3 screen fail in that the front and back halves of the screen casing separated.


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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:13 pm 
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Finally got the quote - £197 which is about 20% of the cost of a new one!


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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:08 pm 
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7 weeks later, and repairers still waiting on part from Olympus.


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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:31 pm 
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Now nearly 10 weeks and still waiting for parts.


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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:57 pm 
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I think it might be a good idea to move on, buy another lens or something :|

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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:33 am 
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pierovera wrote:
I think it might be a good idea to move on, buy another lens or something :|


I would except a new one would cost nearly £1000 (approx $1600 USD). If I can't get it fixed, I'd probably be so angry that I'll sell all my Olympus stuff and switch to another brand.


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 Post subject: Re: 50-200 problem
PostPosted: Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:08 pm 
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I finally got the lens back, roughly four months later. The moral of the story would seem to be to send repairs directly to Olympus in future.


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