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50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Fri Oct 19, 2012 9:18 am

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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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Tue Oct 23, 2012 2:13 pm

Finally got the quote - £197 which is about 20% of the cost of a new one!
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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Thu Nov 29, 2012 12:08 pm

7 weeks later, and repairers still waiting on part from Olympus.
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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Fri Dec 14, 2012 4:31 pm

Now nearly 10 weeks and still waiting for parts.
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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby pierovera » Fri Dec 14, 2012 8:57 pm

I think it might be a good idea to move on, buy another lens or something :|
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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Mon Dec 17, 2012 10:33 am

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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Re: 50-200 problem

Postby Habanero » Wed Feb 06, 2013 4:08 pm

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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