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    Default 12-60mm erratic/no focus at 12mm

    My 12-60 developed a weird issues. At 12mm it wont focus at all or the motor goes all erratic. I can focus on objects really close to the lens like a macro shot. This is when shooting through the normal view finder, if I use the lcd screen it focuses normally. I just updated the firmware and same issue still persists. Any ideas?

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    Default Re: 12-60mm erratic/no focus at 12mm

    The supersonic wave drives (SWD) are problematical. I've had them replaced twice on my 50-200mm when it also began to behave erratically or not at all.
    E-M1, 12-40mm PRO, 60mm macro, MMF-3
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    Default Re: 12-60mm erratic/no focus at 12mm

    My 12-60 developed an exposure problem last year. Olympus America has a flat rate repair price for the 12-60 of $165.85 which covers anything wrong with the lens. All of it is handled on-line quick and easy. They even provided the shipping label with the repair order number. I sent it off, and got it back in about two weeks looking and working like new.

    Go to this web site:
    http://www.oiaservice.com/
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    Default Re: 12-60mm erratic/no focus at 12mm

    on what body? Mine does the same thing when used on my EM-1 but worked fine on my E-5
    OMD EM-1, m12-50MM, OLY 12-60MM, OLY 50MM macro, EC-14, Nikon D7200 and D7100, Nikon 300MM F4 PF Nikon 1.4X II Nikon 80-400MM AF-S- G, Sigma 150-600MM C, Sigma 17-50MM
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    Default Re: 12-60mm erratic/no focus at 12mm

    On my E-5. It works fine when using the LCD instead of the view finder @ 12mm. When using the view finder if I move it just slightly out of the the 12mm position it starts to work like normal. Although if I get really close to the object like a macro shot it focuses fine at 12mm.

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